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Healthcare for backpackers?!?

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Healthcare for backpackers?!?

1. Posted by DeadlyEarnest (Budding Member 2 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

I am going to Australia on the 20th for a year... Other than a Medicard which I believe is free will I need medical insurance as well.. If so where do I get this from?

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2544 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Like with almost all questions regarding Visas on this forum you left out the most important bit of info: Where are you from?

No one can suggest an extended health coverage plan when you give no clue where you live.

Have fun and safe travels.

Cheers,
Terry

3. Posted by DeadlyEarnest (Budding Member 2 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Sorry I forgot this is an international forum.

I'm from the UK and I have a working Holiday visa.

Thanks

4. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2544 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

No direct experience with these guys, but have them generate a quote to start your research:

http://www.columbusdirect.com/

Cheers,
Terry

5. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2544 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Another UK traveller recommended these sites for quotes too:

www.moneysupermarket.com

www.gocompare.com

www.comparethemarket.com

www.confused.com

Good luck.

Cheers,
Terry

6. Posted by Andyf (Moderator 777 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/insurance/cheap-travel-insurance