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Visiting Australia for Medical Treatment

This information is about getting a visitor visa for medical treatment in Australia, and about the conditions that apply.

Two visas are available - visa subclass 675 is for short-term visits of up to three months; subclass 685 is for visits of more than three months. See the links below for more information.

A Medical Treatment Visa is usually issued on the basis of an arrangement to undergo medical treatment or medical consultations in Australia.

There are conditions to be met before a visa can be issued, including that you have enough funds to support yourself and any accompanying persons during your visit.

Detailed information

Frequently asked questions about visitor visas

Note: Many of the documents below are PDF files which require the Adobe Reader.
See: Using PDF Files.

Form 984i, Visiting Australia for medical treatment
Form 48ME, Application to visit Australia for medical treatment
Form 601, Application for further stay as a visitor (onshore applications only)

Related information

Form 983i, Visiting Australia, general requirements
Form 985i, Visitors in Australia further stay
Charges (Fees)
Form 993i, Safeguarding your personal information
Form 1003, Emergency (temporary) visa

Information about Australia

Australia in Brief
Australian Tourist Commission
Australian Customs
Australian Quarantine
Weather information
Health care agreements
Australian Newspapers
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