Moving to New Zealand

Can you buy Southern Cross health insurance?

If you’re moving to New Zealand, you can apply for Southern Cross health insurance if:

  • you are a New Zealand citizen, or
  • you have a permanent resident’s visa, or
  • you are otherwise entitled to publicly funded health and disability services as determined by the Ministry of Health.

Why do you need health insurance in New Zealand?

How the public and private health systems work in New Zealand.

Why choose Southern Cross?

Southern Cross Travel Insurance

If you're moving to New Zealand and don’t meet the criteria above, check out your options at Southern Cross Travel Insurance.

If you’re a student, take a look at the International Student insurance page.

Otherwise, take a look at the Visiting NZ insurance page.


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