Free health checks for international students!

By Deakin Medical Centres

Deakin Medical Centres are located at each campus and provide accessible and confidential medical services for all current students and staff.

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Commencing university is a big adjustment, especially if you are an international student. During this time, full of highs and lows, socialising and stress, homesickness and getting used to your new environment, looking after your health is extremely important. It can be the difference between succeeding at your studies and falling behind.

So, it’s time to take care of your health, both emotional and physical! Our campus medical centres are offering FREE health check-ups for international students.

The check-ups are a quick and simple way to get a snapshot of how healthy you are, and whether there’s anything you need to take care of right away. You’ll receive blood glucose and blood pressure tests, a mental health assessment and a personal results card. You’ll also receive information and tips about health risks specific to your gender and age group. Finally, it’s an opportunity for you to talk about any specific questions you might have about your health and wellbeing. You never know: you might learn about a physical condition or negative lifestyle habit that you didn’t know about. 

Health checks will commence on Monday 12 March 2018 at the Melbourne Burwood and Geelong Waterfront campuses. They are conducted by a friendly, qualified nurse, they go for about 30 minutes and they are completely confidential. It could save you time, money and unwanted health complications in the long run. Be the healthiest you can be!

And, every student that attends a health check in Trimester 1, 2018 will go into the draw to win a $100 voucher to spend on your health and wellbeing! We’ve got 16 Rebel Sport vouchers to give away across the Burwood and Geelong campuses. All you have to do is fill in the competition form after your consultation.

Book your FREE appointment today! You can book online or pop into a Medical Centre on campus. This opportunity is always very popular so don’t wait!

Health Tips

Here are some quick tips for looking after yourself during the busy first weeks of trimester:

  • Eat well – take in lots of water, fresh vegetables and fruit each day and try to limit takeaway food.
  • Exercise – participate in moderate to intense physical exercise for 30 minutes each day.
  • Sleep – sleep for at least 7-9 hours per night and limit your device usage straight before bed.

The promoter of this competition is Deakin University ABN 56 721 584 203 of 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong VIC 3220

  1. Information on how to enter forms part of these Terms and Conditions. By entering, entrants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and entries must comply with these Terms and Conditions to be valid.
  2. This competition is governed by the laws in force in the State of Victoria, Australia.

The Competition

  1. The competition is free to enter and is strictly open only to current International Deakin students attending a free international student health check, offered as part of the Bupa Wellness Program, between 5 March and 20 December 2018. Students must also complete and submit an entry form in the manner set out in the Terms and Conditions.
  2. A monthly $100 prize will be awarded in Burwood and Geelong.
  3. Entrants may only register for the competition once.
  4. Staff employed by Deakin University and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter the competition.

Competition period

  1. The competition period is from 9 am Monday 5 March 2018 to 5 pm Friday 30 November 2018.
  2. The competition consists of eight monthly competition draws (March, April, May, July, August, September, November and December 2018). The monthly prize pool will be $200 – a $100 prize at Burwood and a $100 prize at Geelong.
  3. Winners will be drawn at random on the first business day of the month after they entered the competition. Each new competition period starts on the first day of the new month and ends on the last day of the same month. 


  1. There will be a prize pool of 16 x Rebel Sports vouchers valued at $100 each or $1600 in total. All vouchers expire on 4 May 2019. 

How to enter

  1. Students must book and undertake a free international student health check during the competition period and at a time they are available as per the Bupa Student Health Review booking website. During their appointment, they must fill in the competition entry and consent form and give it to the Bupa health nurse to go into the draw. 

Selection and notification of winner

  1. Winners will be drawn at random on the first business day of the month after their appointment. 
  2. Winners will be contacted by phone or email.
  3. Winners may be published on Deakin Life social media and blog.
  4. Winners can collect their prizes at the Deakin Medical Centre reception at Melbourne Burwood Campus or at the Health and Wellbeing reception desk at Geelong Waterfront Campus.
  5. If the winner does not respond to claim the prize within 7 days of contact from Deakin University, the winner forfeits the prize and another random entry will be chosen. This process may continue until the prize is awarded.
  6. Prizes are not transferable and are not redeemable for cash. Deakin’s decision is final and binding – no correspondence will be entered into. Deakin accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected entries or other communications. Entries will be deemed void if forged, manipulated or tampered with in any way.
  7. Entrants consent to Deakin using their name, image or voice for promotional purposes. Entrants agree to make themselves available for a photograph and interview in the event that theirs is the winning entry and if requested by Deakin.
  8. Winners consent to their name and photograph being published on Deakin University social media and other digital channels if requested to in any and all forms as determined by the Division of Student Life.

Privacy collection, use and disclosure statement

Personal Information provided to Deakin University by entrants will be used to notify the winner of the competition. A photograph of the winners may be published on Deakin University’s social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, WordPress and Instagram and other digital channels such as the Deakin Life blog.

Deakin University complies with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) in its treatment of personal information. Entrants have a right to access their personal information held by the University. Requests for access to personal information are managed under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic).

The University’s information privacy policy may be viewed at or by contacting the Privacy Officer at

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