Health Requirements for an Australian Visa

Before entering the country of Australia, one must have an Australian visa. And to obtain a visa, one must complete or pass the requirements needed. One of the requirements is the Health requirement, which is compulsory for most of the visa applicants.

What is the Health requirement for?

The health requirement is for the protection of the Australian community from diseases, particularly active tuberculosis. The health standard of Australia is one of the best in the world and the country must maintain the standard. Plus, Australian citizens have access to health care and community services.

How does an applicant meet the health requirements?

According to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, in order to meet the health requirement the applicants must be free from a condition, sickness or disease that is:

  • • Considered a threat or danger to the Australian community.
  • • ‘likely to result in significant health care and community service costs to the Australian community’
  • • Likely to require health care and community services that would be bias to the access of other Australian citizens to those services in short supply.

In some cases, the applicant may meet the health requirement by signing a Health Undertaking by a Medical Officer of the Commonwealth.

What are the diseases or conditions that are classified as threats to the public health?

  • 1. Tuberculosis
  • 2. HIV
  • 3. Hepatitis
  • 4. Yellow Fever

Meeting the health requirement is very crucial in applying for any type of Australian Visa. Be sure that you are in good health. Have your health examined with a panel physician – appointed and recognized by the Australian government to perform medical examinations outside Australia. The Australian immigration also has an eMedical system.

Being in good shape and health will also allow you to enjoy your vacation or stay in Australia once your visa is approved.