Meeting our health requirement
Australia enjoys some of the best health standards in the world. To maintain these standards, most visa applicants must meet minimum health standards before we will grant them a visa. We call this 'meeting the health requirement'. We may assess your health as part of the visa application process.
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Why you must meet the health requirement
Making sure visa applicants meet the health requirement:
Most visa applicants must meet the health requirement.
Your family members might also have to meet our health requirement even if they are not migrating to Australia. This will depend on what visa you apply for.
To meet the health requirement you must be free from any disease or condition that is:
You might have to have health examinations to prove you meet the health requirement. A Medical Officer of the Commonwealth (MOC) will assess the results of your examinations. If you have a significant medical condition, the MOC will advise us whether the condition is likely to:
The MOC will consider what kind of services a hypothetical person with the same kind and severity of condition would need. They will advise us on that basis.
When the MOC gives us advice they can only consider your medical situation, not your other personal circumstances. For example, the MOC cannot consider whether having private health insurance or enough money to pay for treatment will impact your use of available public services.
The MOC might also recommend we ask you to sign a