Information for New Zealand Students:

New Zealand Students


Travel Options



Travel to Australia takes around 4 hours 20 minutes. Student fares are available through organisations such as STA Travel. STA have branches world wide and using their International Student Identity Card you may be able to pick up lower priced fares.

Passports and Student Visas



New Zealand students do not require a student visa but must have a passport to travel to Australia.

Health Care



If students are visiting Australia on a student visa they are not covered by Medicare and should take out their own health insurance cover.
As a resident of New Zealand visitors to Australia are entitled to free treatment as an in-patient or outpatient at a public hospital and access to subsidised medicines under the Pharmaceuticals Benefits Scheme. This covers any ill health or injury needing immediate treatment while in Australia. To access these benefits New Zealand residents visiting Australia should show their passport at hospitals or pharmacies.
Last Updated:14th May 2012
Updated By: Brian Greentree