• Avant student membership

    More than just insurance

  • Why do you need insurance?

    In medicine, there is a degree of inherent risk, and your reputation can be critical to a successful career. You can help protect your career by having a professional indemnity policy in place.

    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.

    Student Indemnity Insurance

    With a FREE Avant student membership 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^. Find out more>>.

    More than just insurance

    As a member-owned organisation by doctors for doctors, and Australia's leading medical indemnity insurer, we have more insights and more expertise to support you with your studies and throughout your career:

  • What is a medical defence organisation?

    A medical defence organisation (MDO) protects its members' ability to practise medicine by providing indemnity cover and medico-legal support. Medical indemnity insurance covers you for compensation claims as well as legal fees for disciplinary, coronial and criminal proceedings and investigations.

    Avant's vision is to be a trusted protector and adviser for our members, professionally and personally, so you can practise good medicine and achieve your goals.

  • 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.

    Hand n Hand


    Hand-n-Hand is a peer support program created by and especially for healthcare professionals in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is currently seeking peer support facilitators, with training provided in collaboration with the Black Dog Institute. Alternatively, any healthcare professional or student can take advantage of this free, confidential support service.

  • ^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.