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moving to australia on a 457 or 482 Visa?
Having health insurance while you’re in Australia on a 457 Visa/482 Visa is not just a good idea – it’s compulsory.
what you need to know
Before you are granted a 457/482 Visa in Australia, you are required by the Department of Home Affairs to organise adequate private health insurance for yourself (as well as any family members travelling with you) and to maintain the cover for the duration of your stay. By not doing so would mean you are in breach of a mandatory Visa requirement.
Is it needed? Namely the health insurance for Australian Visas? Yes. It is mandatory to have health insurance when you come to Australia on temporary work (sponsored) Visas.