INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT DURING COVID-19 

 

OSHC POLICIES 

NEW SOUTH WALES 

Where you receive a bill for medical treatment, your Medibank or OSHC can help (subject to waiting periods) by paying towards:

  1. COVID-19 Testing

  2. GP Consultation

  3. Telehealth Attendance

  4. Eligible Prescription Medicines

  5. Ambulance Cover

  6. Hospital Accommodation

  7. In-Hospital Services

  8. Public Hospital outpatient department services

  9. Accident or Emergency Department Fees

Click here for more information regarding the specific coverage

University of New South Wales 

University of Sydney 

University Technology Sydney

Macquarie University

University of Western Sydney 

University of Newcastle 

Overseas students and visitors are covered for medical services provided in and out of the hospital, including GP visits and tests (e.g. pathology) as well as prescription medicines.

This applies if the service is recognised by Medicare and it has an MBS item number attached, and is not an excluded service.

For Bupa OSHC, coverage is up to 100% of the MBS benefit. For Bupa OVC, coverage is from 100% of the MBS benefit to 100% of the cost, depending on the product.

There is no change in coverage for in-patient or out-patient medical services specific for COVID-19. 

Overseas Visitors

134 135

Overseas Students

1800 888 942

University of Wollongong 

VICTORIA

Coverage is available to AGA OSHC policyholders for medical services provided in and out of the hospital, including PBS prescription medicines and emergency treatment*. 

*Limits, exclusions and terms and conditions apply. Waiting periods may apply for treatment for pre-existing conditions.

Click here to learn more about coverage

General enquiries within Australia

13 67 42

Claims

1800 651 349

University of Melbourne 

Monash University 

RMIT

Victoria University 

Swinburne University 

Deakin University 

La Trobe University 

Australian Catholic University 

QUEENSLAND

Coverage is available to AGA OSHC policyholders for medical services provided in and out of the hospital, including PBS prescription medicines and emergency treatment*. 

*Limits, exclusions and terms and conditions apply. Waiting periods may apply for treatment for pre-existing conditions.

Click here to learn more about coverage

General enquiries within Australia

13 67 42

Claims

1800 651 349

University of Queensland 

Bond University 

Griffith University 

Queensland University of Technology 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Coverage is available to AGA OSHC policyholders for medical services provided in and out of the hospital, including PBS prescription medicines and emergency treatment*. 

*Limits, exclusions and terms and conditions apply. Waiting periods may apply for treatment for pre-existing conditions.

Click here to learn more about coverage

General enquiries within Australia

13 67 42

Claims

1800 651 349

The University of Adelaide 

University of South Australia 

Flinders University 

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Coverage is available to AGA OSHC policyholders for medical services provided in and out of the hospital, including PBS prescription medicines and emergency treatment*. 

*Limits, exclusions and terms and conditions apply. Waiting periods may apply for treatment for pre-existing conditions.

Click here to learn more about coverage

General enquiries within Australia

13 67 42

Claims

1800 651 349

Curtin University 

Edith Cowan University 

Murdoch University 

University of Notre Dame Australia 

University of Western Australia 

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY 

Coverage is available to AGA OSHC policyholders for medical services provided in and out of the hospital, including PBS prescription medicines and emergency treatment*. 

*Limits, exclusions and terms and conditions apply. Waiting periods may apply for treatment for pre-existing conditions.

Click here to learn more about coverage

General enquiries within Australia

13 67 42

Claims

1800 651 349

Australian National University 

University of Canberra 

TASMANIA

Coverage is available to AGA OSHC policyholders for medical services provided in and out of the hospital, including PBS prescription medicines and emergency treatment*. 

*Limits, exclusions and terms and conditions apply. Waiting periods may apply for treatment for pre-existing conditions.

Click here to learn more about coverage

General enquiries within Australia

13 67 42

Claims

1800 651 349

University of Tasmania

 

FEDERAL RENTAL POLICIES 

What should you do? 

Initiate negotiations with your landlord to pay reduced rent for a short period if you are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. 

Landlords who carry out rent reduction receive benefits from the government. 

25% reduction on land tax (Minimum rental reduction equal to tax reduction received)

Queensland (Property) 

South Australia (Parcel of Land) 

2019 - 2020 Assessment Year 

Victoria (Property) 

New South Wales (Property) 

2020 Assessment Year 

Western Australia 

Tasmania 

No Tax Rebate

Additional Benefits

3 months further deferral of outstanding land tax amount (if concession is claimed). 

New South Wales

Land tax and rate rebate equal to 50% of rental reduction up to 6 months (up to $100 per week). 

*Minimum 25% rental reduction required. 

Australian Capital Territory

 

EASING OF RESTRICTIONS

Click here to proceed to the COVID-19 Restriction Checker by the Australian Government or click on the interactive map below. 

SOUTH

AUSTRALIA

NEW SOUTH

WALES

 

ACADEMIC POLICIES (COVID-19 & SESSION 2) 

NEW SOUTH WALES 

VICTORIA

QUEENSLAND

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

NORTHERN TERRITORY

 
 

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

NEW SOUTH WALES 

VICTORIA

QUEENSLAND

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

TASMANIA

NORTHERN TERRITORY

MENTAL HEALTH

Resources for mental health aid

Lifeline 

Phone - 13 11 14

Text - 0477 13 11 14 (6pm- midnight AEDT, 7 nights)

Chat online (7pm - midnight, 7 nights)

 

Mindspot -1800 61 44 34

BeyondBlue -1300 22 4636

Head to Health 

CONTACT US

2A Alison Rd

Randwick, New South Wales, Australia

Tel: +61 450 712 291

info@masca.org.au

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