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WHV 417 medical examination

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Hi all

Im new to this forum and wondering if anyone can help me out as im not sure where else to turn to. 

I just submitted my whv 417 and Its telling me I now need to arrange for a health check and attach the medical information before the application can be approved.  The medical examination is going to cost me £500 or more which i dont really have. 

When the application asked me what work i planned on doing in Aus i said working with children, in a hospital and with animals. I didn't realise at first that if you state you are going to work with children or in a hospital setting that you would need these medical checks. 

If i ask to change my work to just working with animals and get rid of children and hospital will this then mean i no longer need to complete the health check? Is this even possible to do? Would this have a negative impact on my application? 


I appreciate all help


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After looking at the relevant Aussie government department page, (https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/contact-us/telephone/outside-australia) all I can suggest is to ring them and ask. If you cannot afford the money for the health exam, are you sure you have the required amount of money to support yourself in Australia?

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