Published On :  
April 19, 2024
Temporary visa updates about medical requirements for Australia

Temporary visa updates about medical requirements for Australia

No medical test is required for temporary visa applicants in Australia

Applicants for the following visa in Australia will not require visa medical. News released on 18 October 2022.


🔰401 Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity)

🔰403 Temporary Work (International Relations)

🔰405 Investor Retirement

🔰407 Training

🔰408 Temporary Activity

🔰410 Retirement

🔰417 Working Holiday

🔰462 Working Holiday

🔰461 New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary)

🔰476 Skilled - Recognized Graduate

🔰482 Temporary Skill Shortage

🔰485 Temporary Graduate

🔰500 Students visa

🔰590 Student Guardian visa

🔰600 Visitor visa

🔰870 Sponsored Parent (Temporary)

🔰995 Diplomatic (Temporary)

Only those will need a medical test if they:

🔰have applied for medical treatment,

🔰temporary protection visa or a provisional visa

🔰expect to incur medical costs or require medical treatment

🔰intend to work as (or study to be) a doctor, dentist, nurse or paramedic

🔰will enter a hospital, aged or disability care facility (if there is a higher tuberculosis risk)

🔰are pregnant and intend to have the baby in Australia

🔰will work or train at an Australian childcare Centre

🔰are aged over 75 years (if applying for a visitor visa)

🔰have had previous household contact with tuberculosis

🔰are requested to do so by the Department.

This measure applies to all eligible temporary visa applications currently with the Department and new applications made in Australia.

The Government will review these arrangements in early 2023.

What does this mean for existing medical appointments?

The Department’s contracted service provider will be in touch with you soon to cancel appointments where they are no longer required and provide refunds.

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