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  • Avant student membership

    Australia’s leading medical defence organisation is more than just insurance

  • Start your medical career the right way

    Membership with Avant means you will be backed by the largest in-house specialist medico-legal team of any medical defence organisation in Australia. This is important because your university may not cover you in every medico-legal circumstance.

    So, get the right cover from the start with a FREE Avant student membership which includes student medical indemnity insurance. You'll get cover up to $20 million for the healthcare you provide as part of your medical studies, Good Samaritan acts, clinical and scholarship placements and communicable disease cover up to $75,000^.

    More than just insurance

    As Australia’s leading medical defence organisation, with over 125 years' experience protecting doctors, we have more insights and more expertise to support you with your studies and throughout your career:


    Education resources and communications
    to support you during your studies


    Avant Medico-legal Advisory Service
    expert advice, 24/7 in emergencies

    Life and Health protection  

    Life and health protection - all tailored to the specific needs of doctors.

  • What is an MDO?

    An MDO protects its members' ability to practise medicine. We protect you financially, but also provide other tailored products to enhance a doctor’s ability to live their best life and receive holistic support in times of need.

    As a mutual, it also means we’re by doctors, for doctors. Doctors sit on our Board and chair it, voted for by members, to represent the interests of over 78,000 health practitioner and medical student members across every state and territory of Australia. You can trust that Avant has the best interests of our members at the heart of everything we do.

  • Medical student life and wellbeing

    Medical student life and wellbeing

    Finding balance, prioritising your health, making smart choices and practising mindfulness are all critical skills to develop while you’re at university. Fine-tune these and the benefits will extend well beyond the stressors of study and exams.

    OSCE revision factsheet

    OSCE revision factsheet

    To help you prepare for your objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs), Avant’s medico-legal experts have created this revision factsheet on the requirements for obtaining patient consent.

  • ^Cover is subject to approval and to the terms, conditions and exclusions of the policy.
    IMPORTANT: Professional indemnity insurance products are issued by Avant Insurance Limited, ABN 82 003 707 471, AFSL 238 765. The information provided here is general advice only. You should consider the appropriateness of the advice having regard to your own objectives, financial situation and needs before deciding to purchase or continuing to hold a policy with us. For full details including the terms, conditions and exclusions that apply, please read and consider the policy wording and Product Disclosure Statement, which is available here or by contacting us on 1800 128 268.