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insurance for backpacking and working in australia

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

Hi

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?

thanks:)

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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