Maintaining Private Health Insurance while in Australia is a visa condition for International students.

Bupa is the University of Melbourne’s preferred OSHC Insurance provider for overseas students and visitors at the University of Melbourne. Having either Bupa or Allianz Global OSHC insurance membership allows direct billing through this service.

There is a Bupa drop in service available to help you with any enquiries:

Monday-Wednesday, 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm
Stop 1 (Ground Floor)
757 Swanston Street, Parkville VIC 3010

Thursday-Friday, 9am-12pm, 1pm-5pm (OSHC cards can only be collected on these days)
Health Services
Bupa Office, Level 1, 138-146 Cardigan Street, Carlton VIC 3053

Renewing your membership can be done on line or by visiting your insurance representative. If your OSHC membership card is not valid, you may be required to pay for the consultation.

Students not covered by Bupa or Allianz OSHC insurance will be charged a fee payable at the time of consultation. Most of this fee is rebated to the patient when claimed by the patient through their insurer.

For more information on please see the Overseas Student Health Cover page.


In Australia, patients are required to purchase medications from a pharmacy, also known as a chemist, when they receive a script from their doctor. There are a number of chemists in the Carlton area including these below;