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insurance for backpacking and working in australia

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1. Posted by jamie1985 (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y


My girlfriend and I are going to be soon travelling around the world.
We will be travelling for approx 8 months.
We are going to spend most of our time in australia prob about 5 months, during that time we will be working too using the working holiday visa.
We are looking at insurance for backpacking and have found a good quote on endsleigh but not sure whether they cover us when we are working.
Does anyone know any good UK companies to get insurance from?


2. Posted by Monkey74 (Budding Member 65 posts) 8y

Hi Jamie

try columbus( you used to get discount if you booked online through a embassy link, or through dk books online) or world nomads(know afew people who have used them)

ive just gone with columbus for 10mths insurance and it cost £126(worldwide cover), so not sure how that compares to your quotes.

hope it helps

3. Posted by LusciousLu (Budding Member 72 posts) 8y

I got my WHV for free with Coverworks. I paid 249quid for the years backpacker insurance and the WHV got thrown in for free. And you can extend it for a second year for only 169, the insurance that is.

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