Who should apply for Medical Treatment 602 Visa?

If you need to travel to or remain longer in Australia for medical treatment or to support someone needing medical treatment who holds or has applied for this visa, you should apply for Medical Treatment 602 Visa. It is also for people who are in situations such as,

  • Intending to obtain medical treatment or consultations in Australia
  • Intending to donate an organ to someone in Australia
  • Intending to support a patient or organ donor who holds or is applying for this visa
  • Intending to receive an organ from someone who travels to Australia with you
  • Coming to Australia under the arrangements between the Western Province of Papua New Guinea and the Queensland Department of Health
  • Be in Australia, aged 50 years or older, been refused an Australian permanent visa on health grounds only and are unfit to depart Australia

You can only stay in Australia up until the treatment plan or consultations are completed.

Ongoing treatment

Unless exceptional circumstances apply, the visa does not allow stay in Australia indefinitely in order to continue medical treatment because it would not meet the genuine visit requirement.

While there is no rule for refusing the visa because there is similar treatment is available in their home country or another convenient country, the Department may take into account the availability, cost and convenience of treatment in other countries if there is other evidence unrelated to the availability of overseas treatment that can raise a negative genuineness assessment.


You can include family members in your application but they must be listed on your passport. If they are not listed on your passport, each member of your family must submit a separate application.

You can apply from inside or outside Australia. For single-entry stream applications made outside of Australia, you cannot generally return to Australia once you have left, while for applications made inside of Australia, you would be allowed to re-enter once. For multiple-entry stream applications, you can leave and re-enter Australia for as many times as you want while the visa is valid.

Processing Times

75 percent of applications processed in 50 days.

90 percent of applications processed in 6 months.

Start to prepare your 602 Visa Application




Evidence of adequate finances to support travel, expenses and medical treatment

Letters from any Australians who will be supporting you during your stay

A letter from your treating doctor or hospital saying they are satisfied with arrangements for payment


Form 1163i Health requirement for temporary entry to Australia

Form 815 Health undertaking if you have a significant health condition such as Tuberculosis, HIV, Hepatitis B or C, Hansen’s Disease.

Proof of health insurance or Certificate of Prospective Currency

A letter from your treating doctor in Australia outlining: medical condition, treatment, expected timeframe and costs.


Form 80 Declaration

Military Discharge Papers

Police Check from Residence Abroad

AFP Police Certificate (on request)

IDENTITY – Applicant

Form 1507 – Evidence of intended medical treatment (including consultation)

Certified copy of applicant Police Records in all countries of residence

Recent passport-size photo of applicant

Certified copy of national identity card

Proof of change of name on marriage or divorce certificate

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