Medical Treatment Visa (Subclass 602)


The Medical Treatment Visa (Subclass 602) is a temporary visa for applicants who wish to travel to (or remain in) Australia for medical treatment.

Applicants may also apply if they wish to support someone needing medical treatment (they must hold or have applied for the visa) or if they are donating an organ.

602 Visa holders may stay in Australia until their treatment plan or consultations expire.

Under exceptional circumstances, they even study for up to 3 months and work.


Why apply for the Medical Treatment Visa?


Applicants may wish to seek medical treatment in Australia with the 602 Visa if they are in one of the following situations:

  • Seeking medical treatment or consultation in Australia;
  • Intend to donate an organ to someone in Australia;
  • Intend to support a patient or organ donor who holds (or is applying for) 602 Visa;
  • Seeking an organ from someone who will also travel to Australia;
  • Intend to come to Australia under the arrangements between the Western Province of Papua New Guinea and the Queensland Department of Health; or
  • Are in Australia, aged 50 years or older, refused an Australian permanent visa on health grounds, and unfit to depart Australia.

If the applicant holds (or last held) a Temporary Work (International Relations) Visa (Subclass 403) Domestic Worker (Diplomatic or Consular) stream, they cannot apply for this visa.

Applicants must also not have a medical condition that could be a threat to the general Australian public.


602 Visa Age Limit


There is no age limit for the 602 Visa.


602 Visa Family Members


Family members of Medical Treatment Visa holders may submit their own 602 Visa application.

They may do so under the provision of supporting their loved one. They must also meet all eligibility requirements.

Applications can be processed together if the family member(s) apply for their visa alongside the primary applicant.


How to apply for the 602 Visa


To apply for the 602 Visa, applicants must pre-arrange and pay for their medical treatment.

Applicants must provide proof with their application and demonstrate that it will not cost the Australia Government money.

It is also recommended that the visa applicant takes out health insurance to cover any unforeseen medical treatment costs while in Australia.

Additionally, applicants must also satisfy the following:

Depending on the visa applicant’s situation, they may be granted multiple entries to Australia.


Contact Us


Contact Bambrick Legal to schedule a consultation with our migration team. We can confirm your eligibility and help you apply for your visa.

Read more about our Visa and Migration services here.

Related Blog – 9 Tips for a Successful Visa Application in Australia

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