Due to further COVID-19 Restrictions and in line with relevant State/ Territory Public Health Orders, Immigration Medical Examinations have temporarily ceased in the following locations:

  • New South Wales (NSW): Sydney, Parramatta, Baulkham Hills, Corrimal and Newcastle clinics: Bupa are working through the recommencement of Immigration Medical Examinations. This is subject to change based on State/Territory Public Health Orders. Customers who had their visa medical examination cancelled at these clinics will shortly be offered an appointment via SMS with instructions on how to reschedule their appointment. Please only contact Bupa if you have received an SMS and need assistance with your booking. New bookings for NSW clinics will become available around 1 November 2021. For the latest updates and public health announcements, see NSW Department of Health website.
  • Victoria (VIC): Metropolitan Victorian clinics in Melbourne, Preston, Greensborough and Forest Hill will be temporarily closed between Thursday 5 August 2021 (8:00pm AEST) and Tuesday 26 October 2021 (11:59pm AEDT). The clinic in Mildura will be temporarily closed between Friday 8 October 2021 (11:59pm AEDT) and Friday 22 October 2021 (11:59pm AEDT). For the latest updates and public health announcements, see VIC Government website.

I have a permanent visa

Permanent Resident (PR) visa holders can remain in Australia indefinitely but if you intend to leave Australia and come back, you need to check the travel facility period on your permanent visa (usually a five-year period).

You can check by:

  • using the VEVO service, or
  • accessing your visa conditions through your ImmiAccount.

If you enter Australia on a temporary visa when the travel facility on your permanent visa has expired, this will have an adverse impact on you. See 'Resident Return visa' for details.