Supporting young adults

Keep yourself covered between 21 and 25 

We’re currently reviewing our Young Adult Support Plan to consider new government rules for young people. So we’re unable to accept new applicants to the Young Adult Support Plan right now.

We have interim cover options available. To maintain cover, please register your interest by email or call 1800 335 425

We'll update this page with more information shortly. 

So you're over 21, single and not studying full-time. Did you know that you're no longer covered by your family's health insurance? 

That’s why we created the Young Adult Support Plan. It’s a way for singles under 25 to maintain health cover with a huge range of benefits, at a price that won’t break the bank. 

We’ve made it simple. Just take out your own Value Extras cover (or if you want even more back, take out Premier Extras) and then you can stay on your family’s hospital cover. It’s the best of both worlds. 

Easy eligibility 

You can take advantage of the Young Adult Support Plan if you are:   

  • Over 21 and under 25 years of age
  • Not studying full-time
  • Single
  • Covered by your parents' Defence Health family hospital cover. 

Check out the deal 

  • Attractive benefits on a huge range of everyday services - dental, physio, chiro, optical and many more.
  • Large range of stylish no-gap glasses through our optical network.
  • At a network dentist, you'll receive quality dental care at special member prices. Plus, you’ll receive a no-gap annual check-up and clean (limited to one per financial year for Value Extras, or two per financial year for Premier Extras, and within general dental limits).
  • Comprehensive ambulance cover.
  • Hospital cover under your parent's family Defence Health membership.
  • Any waiting periods you've served under your parents' policy are honoured, if you maintain continuous cover.
  • Track your benefits online and make claims straight from your smart phone or tablet with our mobile claiming app.
  • Access our blog – Health HQ – to keep you in the know about issues relevant to your health and wellbeing.
  • Value Extras covers you for a wide range of services at an affordable price. You'll get 100% back on selected glasses (up to $255 per person) at our optical partners and there's no lifetime limit on orthodontic treatment.
  • Want even more back? Premier Extras gives you comprehensive cover on a wide range of services with our highest individual annual limits. It's ideal if you have frequent or planned treatment. There's no lifetime limit on orthodontic treatment and you'll get 100% back on selected glasses (up to $300 per person) at our optical partners.

Want more information?  

View Product Guides for Value Extras or Premier Extras.

Not eligible for the Young Adult Support Plan?

If you’re studying full-time, you don’t need to join. Your cover can be maintained under your parents' family membership.

If you’re over 25 or have a partner, you can join Defence Health in your own right without the Young Adult Support Plan.