Medical Treatment (Subclass 602) Visa

The Medical Treatment Visa is available for those who want to come to Australia to receive medical treatment or consultations, to donate an organ, OR to support someone who holds or had applied for this visa and is needing medical treatment.

This 602 Medical Treatment visa can be granted until the treatment plan or consultations are completed.

Medical Treatment Visa Eligibility

To may be eligible for the Medical Treatment visa if:

  • you have a medical treatment plan or medical consultation in Australia
  • you are going to be donating an organ to someone
  • you are coming with the organ donor or a patient who is applying for the Medical Treatment visa
  • you are going to receive an organ from someone and they are coming to Australia with you
  • you are in Australia and you are 50 years old or older and you have been refused a permanent visa because you cannot meet health requirements
  • you are coming to Australia as a patient under the arrangements between the Western Province of Papua New Guinea and the Queensland Department of Health

To be granted the 602 Medical Treatment visa in Australia you must also:

  • meet the financial, health and character requirements
  • you must not have a medical condition that could be a threat to the public health
  • you are not a holder of either a Domestic Worker (Diplomatic/Consular) subclass 426 visa OR the Domestic Worker of the Temporary Work (International Relations) subclass 403 visa.

IMPORTANT: You cannot apply for the Medical Treatment visa to have medical treatment for surrogate motherhood.

About the Subclass 602 Visa

The Medical Treatment visa allows you to:

  • come to Australia to receive medical treatment
  • study for up to 3 months, unless you are under the age of 18 and your circumstances change while you are in Australia
  • travel to Australia either:
  1. once to enter the country until your treatment plan is completed, OR
  2. travel in and out of Australia as many times as you want while your Medical Treatment is valid.

Medical Treatment Subclass 602 Visa Cost

Applying IN Australia:

The subclass 602 visa cost is AUD290 if you are applying in Australia. Additional charges apply for all dependent applicant:

  • Dependent applicant aged 18 and over = AUD145
  • Dependent applicant aged under 18 = AUD75

**Please note surcharge applies to credit card and PayPal payments.


Applying from OUTSIDE Australia:

There are no 602 visa application charge if you are applying from outside Australia or if you are a foreign government representative.

Where Do I need to be when the Medical Treatment 602 Visa is granted?

Applying IN Australia: you must be in Australia when the 602 visa is granted.

Applying OUTSIDE Australia: you must be outside Australia when the Medical visa is granted.

How long will the subclass 602 visa be granted for?

The Medical Treatment 602 Visa is usually valid for the duration of the medical treatment plan. However, it can be granted longer depending on your personal circumstances.

  • If you apply in Australia, your Medical Treatment 602 visa is usually granted for up to 12 months.
  • If you apply outside Australia, your Australian Medical visa is usually granted for to 3 months.

Your obligations as the Medical Treatment 602 visa holder

It is extremely important that you and any accompanying member of your family comply with all the 602 visa conditions.

It is important to note the following:

  • You cannot work in Australia, except under limited circumstances
  • You can study for up to three months
  • You must leave Australia before your visa ends

Medical Treatment Subclass 602 Processing Time

The Department assess all applications on a case-by-case basis, therefore, processing time may vary depending on each individual case.

The 602 Medical Treatment visa estimated processing time is between 24 days – 50 days. The Department updates processing time on a monthly basis. You can see updated processing time at Global visa and citizenship processing times.

The Incredible Story

Take a moment to read this incredible story about how the 602 Medical Treatment visa has saved this client’s life.

The applicant had four weeks to treat his throat cancer or else the window for treatment will close. No medical facility in Pakistan was capable of providing him with the treatment. Ireland rejected his medical treatment visa application. His final hope – Australia.


How Can Crux Migration Help

Crux Migration can help assess your eligibility, prepare the application, guide you through every step of the application process and represent you from start and until a decision is made.

You can book a consultation with one of our Migration Specialists who will go through specific requirements with you, tailoring your application according to your circumstances to ensure a smooth application.