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Renewing the status of your Student Dependant

10 January, 2018
  • Membership
Student Dependent

What is a Student Dependant?

A Student Dependent is a child that maintains eligibility for their parents’ health insurance coverage as long as they meet certain study requirements.

What are the Student Dependant eligibility requirements?

Your child must be:

  • At least eighteen years of age and not have a spouse;
  • Be a full-time student at a school, college, or university or undertaking an apprenticeship; and
  • Under the age of twenty-five years.

When is my child not eligible to be a Student Dependant?

Student Dependant’s coverage ends when your child:

  • Turns 25
  • Is no longer studying full-time
  • Gets married or enters a de-facto relationship

How long is the Student Dependant period?

The Student Dependant year runs from 1 March to 28 February the following year.

How to re-register your child’s Student Dependant status

To re-register the status of your dependant, login to the Member Centre and select ‘Student Declaration’ under the “My Account” tab, and follow the instructions provided. Alternatively you can fill out the Student Dependent Form, and email it to or post it to Locked Bag 5014 Parramatta NSW 2124 prior to 1st March 2017.

You can keep your child as an adult dependant if you upgrade to a Non-Student Dependant cover, which is available on any of the following products:

  • Prestige
  • Comprehensive Hospital
  • Top Extras
  • Limited Hospital
  • Intermediate Extras

To find out more on how to upgrade your policy to include non-student independants, please contact our Member Care team on 1300 654 123.

Does your dependant need their own cover?

If you require information on future cover options for your dependant, you can visit the main site at, contact Member Care on 1300 654 123, or email If your child takes out their own cover before the 1st February 2018, they'll receive a $100 eGift card and all waits waived on hospital and extras. (terms and conditions apply).