You can update your membership at any time via
If so, you can transfer across to one of Bupa’s other great value levels of cover.
In most cases, you can suspend your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) membership if you travel outside of Australia or return to your overseas home for a period of time.
To be eligible to suspend your cover you must:
If you suspend your membership, please keep the following conditions in mind:
To suspend your membership you must download and complete an Overseas Student Health Cover Suspension form and mail it to
Reply Paid 9809
Then, within 14 days of your return to Australia, notify Bupa by phone 1800 888 942 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You will also need to provide proof of your overseas travel documentation including a photocopy of your stamped passport and travel tickets or itinerary showing your departure and return dates.
If you’re going home and won’t be returning to Australia, simply submit a refund request function in myBupa to receive your money back. You will need to provide a letter from your university and documentation of your travel tickets as proof that you are no longer studying in Australia.
If you pay for your OSHC but decide not to take up your study offer you are entitled to a full refund in Australian dollars, so please email us at email@example.com to arrange a refund of your cover.