Dependants aged 21 - 31

Dependants aged 21 - 31

Not studying

Your Cover





* Based on an Australian Government Rebate of %, % LHC loading, $ excess for a in .

Change your cover or compare

Extended Family Cover

Extended Family Cover* enables dependants aged 21-31 to be on your membership, provided they aren't married/in a de-facto relationship or studying full-time (as a student, trainee, apprentice, intern or cadet).

Extended Family costs a little more, but it’s likely to be less than your dependant would pay for their own membership. And if you add more eligible dependants to your Extended Family Cover, your premium will remain the same.


Higher earners

Please note that if your would-be dependant’s income is over the Medicare Levy Surcharge threshold they’ll pay extra tax if they don’t have their own Hospital cover. So they may want to seek tax advice before you go any further.


Who’s eligible?

Dependants already on your membership

If either of the below applies to your dependant/s, we'll check in with you before they're due to come off your membership so you can consider your options:

  • Turning 21 – they're set to automatically roll off your cover
  • Finishing full-time study – you won’t be re-registering them as a student dependant.


Dependants not on your membership^

Those who aren’t already on your membership and may be:

  • New to health insurance
  • Currently without health insurance (i.e. previous cover has lapsed)
  • Cancelling their existing cover with us or another fund.

Or those are eligible to re-join because:

  • We’ve increased the maximum age on Extended Family Cover from 24 to 31
  • They’re divorced or have separated from a de-facto partner.

Adding a dependant

You can add your dependant by calling us on 1300 367 906


When it’s time to go

If your 21 – 31-year-old dependant is getting married or going de facto they’ll need their own membership. Please contact us beforehand so we can take them off your cover and set up theirs (if they’re ready to do so).

Otherwise, dependants automatically roll off Extended Family Cover when they turn 32.

Help your dependant choose their own cover