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The Medical examination required for your Australian visa


Medical Examination for Australian Permanent visa
Medical Examination for Australian Permanent visa

Australia maintains strict health and safety policies to protect the Australian population. As part of the public interest criteria, you might be required to take a medical examination when applying for certain visa types to Australia.


All applicants for permanent visa including the primary applicant, spouse and any members of the family unit applying for the visa must be assessed against the health requirement. Also, under certain circumstances, family members who are not applying for the visa (these are called non-migrating family members) sometimes will also be assessed against the health requirement, for example, Carer visa, Remaining Relative visas or dependent children.

Are my family members required to take medical examinations?


Members of the family unit applying with the primary applicant are required to meet the health requirement.

For some visas, the health requirement is a "one fails, all fail" rule which means that if any member of the applicant's family unit (either applying for that visa or not) fails to meet the health requirement and no health waiver is available, no other family member applying for that visa will be able to be granted a visa including the primary applicant.