Health undertakings for tuberculosis
Active tuberculosis (TB) is one of a number of infectious diseases of public health concern in Australia. The Australian Government has minimum requirements for visa applicants in relation to these conditions.
Some visa applicants will need to sign a health undertaking to ensure that they are seen by a health care provider in Australia within a specified time and they may need to complete further tests or treatment.
Newly arrived migrants, humanitarian entrants, and other visa applicants may be asked to attend a TB service for TB screening after arriving in Australia.
This service is free of charge.
A TB screening will include some or all of the following:
- tuberculin skin test (Mantoux test)
- chest x-ray
- blood tests
Please take your vaccination records with you to the appointment.
Patient fact sheets
Read more about tuberculosis screening for migrants:
English fact sheet (PDF 93kB)
Translated fact sheets are available for the following languages: