Health Waiver 重大疾病特别豁免

Health Waiver

A waiver of the need to meet the health requirement (a health waiver) is available for applicants of certain visa subclasses.

Note: No health waiver is available where you have been found to have active tuberculosis, or another condition considered to be a threat to public health.

Visas that have a provision for a health waiver to be considered
Subclass Description
100 Partner (from 1/7/2009 or Spouse before 1/7/2009)
101 Child
102 Adoption
186 Employer Nomination Scheme (Temporary Residence Transition stream only)
187 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Temporary Residence Transition stream only)
188 Business innovation and investment (Provisional) (Business Innovation Extension stream or Significant Investor ​Extension stream only)
189 Skilled Independent 189 (New Zealand Stream only)
200 Refugee
201 In Country Special Humanitarian
202 Global Special Humanitarian
203 Emergency Rescue
204 Woman at Risk
300 Prospective Marriage
309 Partner
445 Dependent child
449 Humanitarian Stay
457* Temporary Work (Skilled)
Note: This visa is closed to new applications, however, this still applicable to pending cases. A waiver is not available to IEFAO applicants.
461 NZ citizen family relationship
​482 ​Temporary Skill Shortage
​500 Student (​Foreign Affairs or Defence sector only)
801 Partner
802 Child (residence)
820 Partner (extended eligibility)
850 Resolution of status
852 Referred stay (Permanent)
887 Skilled Regional
888 Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent)

*Please note a special type of waiver applies to this subclass.

Visas where a health waiver provision is available in specific circumstances

A health waiver can be considered for the following visas if the specific circumstances outlined below apply:

  1. the primary applicant has applied in Australia as a long residence applicant or if the primary applicant has applied as a defence service applicant.
  2. the applicant holds a particular provisional visa
  3. the applicant holds a visa obtained by Ministerial Intervention such as a substituted 600 or 676.
Subclass Description Specific
143 Contributory parent 3
151 Former Resident 1
884 Contributory aged parent (T) 3
804 Aged parent 3
864 Contributory Aged Parent 3
890 Business owner (residence) 2
891 Investor 2
892 State/Territory sponsored business owner (residence) 2
893 State/Territory sponsored investor (residence) 2 ​

A health waiver is available to be considered for certain other visas where The Department of Home Affairs is satisfied that the granting of the visa would be unlikely to result in undue costs or prejudice to access. These waivers are referred to as a PIC 4007 health waiver.

A health waiver may only be exercised after a Medical Officer of the Commonwealth has determined that the visa applicant does not meet the health requirement and where we are satisfied that the granting of the visa would be unlikely to result in:

  • undue costs (The policy threshold for the level of costs regarded as significant is currently AUD 40 000) or
  • further pressure on health care and community services that are in already short supply in Australia. The Department of Home Affairs refers to this as ‘prejudice to access’.