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1. Posted by Bean84 (Budding Member 24 posts) 10y

I have just booked my flights to go to australia on the 4th june !!! :) but i am unsure of what type of insurance i should be looking for or how much to spend on it?!?! any ideas??? i will no doubt be taking part in sporting activitedif i have the chance so what do i go for??


2. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 10y

i got a quote the other day for 12 months...500 euro!, one of the banks here is offering travel insurance to back packers and they say its 80 euro...i need to phone them just to see...the catch 22 is that you can only spend 30 days in each country for the 12 month period.

ill be interested to know myself...
i think i will subscribe to this thread

3. Posted by annavict82 (Budding Member 47 posts) 10y

hello!i searched around endlessly for insurnace as it all seemed way overpirced to the end i got a one year backpacker deal with for a bargain price of 190pounds, which covers loss and theft of my luggage (a must if u ask me!) as well as sporting activities. however, it doenst cover me for extreme diving etc. but u can always add this to your deal if you think you may do this. :)

4. Posted by J0hn (Budding Member 26 posts) 10y

hello bean,

just booked my travel insurance with, 8 months, excess waiver, baggage ect and a whole list of sports. 140 pound all in all.
Cant say whether this is as good as it seems, but we will see in the next few months when i set off and break my leg or something! but yeah check it out, see what you think.


5. Posted by hels82 (Full Member 96 posts) 10y

Hi, im not sure if this applies but it is worth been aware that some travel insurance companies do not cover you for working abroad. I was getting a quote from my bank and i happened to just make a throwaway comment to the guy i was talking to about working abroad and he told me that their insurance would only cover me for working for 90 days in one place-which would have been ok I guess when you could only work 3 months in one place but now they have extended it the insurane wouldnt cover me. You could risk it but im sure some insurance companies would use it as an excuse not to pay out if anything did happen!

6. Posted by Oakey (Budding Member 64 posts) 10y

I booked with directline 12months insurance, decent cover, covers personal belongings an luggage as well as a decent medical cover, includes work except labouring...


one of the better deals I found....

7. Posted by milt1978 (Budding Member 32 posts) 10y

Hi All,

I got mine through, 12 months backpacker insurance, most extreme sports like bungee, sky diving, scuba.... it covers me to work and all the other stuff you'd expect only £269 and i got my OZ visa free

8. Posted by masterblaster19 (Full Member 119 posts) 10y

Milt, i just booked that insurance and visa offer this minute. I applied online. Thought it was a really good deal, and it covers pretty much every sport. handy! it was 375 euro. pretty good deal if you ask me.

9. Posted by milt1978 (Budding Member 32 posts) 10y

Cool, they were bang on with me too... really quick! they knew what they were on about and weren’t trying to sell me everything else under the sun!

A friend of mine used another company and got charged extra for all sorts of things, then was called every five mins trying to sell him bank accounts tax numbers you name it! id recommend Visas Australia to you all...

When you off to OZ?

10. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 10y

375 euro is quite high!

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