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Travel insurance for Australia

Is Australia calling you? Make sure you get travel insurance for Australia that suits you. Read on to learn more and compare insurance quotes.

Key points

  • Backpacking around Australia? Single trip insurance lasts between 30 and 45 days, so look at backpacker or gap year travel insurance
  • Water sports, such as diving and surfing, are sometimes excluded on travel insurance policies
  • Australia and the UK have a healthcare agreement, but that doesn't replace travel insurance

Whether you're travelling for the stunning beaches or venturing further inland for a walkabout, the right travel insurance is vital.


Got your flights booked to fly out to the land down under (Australia)? Can't wait to throw a snag (sausage) on the barbie (BBQ) on a sunny arvo (afternoon)? Ripper (great)! Now let's get your travel insurance sorted and you can crack open a stubbie (a 375ml bottle of beer) from the esky (insulated cooler) with peace of mind! Bonza (fabulous)!

Do I need travel insurance for Australia?

The short answer is yes, because accidents and emergencies can happen at any time, anywhere.