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Travel Insurance for Oz?

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1. Posted by Charlene_B (Inactive 23 posts) 7y

Hi,

Does anybody know a good site to get cheap travel insurance for a working holiday in oz?

I'm looking them up and there coming in at £150 - £250 per person!

thanks xx

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3. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 7y

Have you tried either Atlas Direct or Columbus Direct? I've used both of these companies in the past.

How long were those quotes you mention for?

4. Posted by jaypierce (Budding Member 14 posts) 7y

I'm an aussie and really I wouldnt bother!

You have more chance of something getting stolen from your hostel rather than getting mugged!

Australia is one of the safest countries around...

But it's your choice. Pick your hostel and location and stay safe... If in doubt then.. waste your money of travel insurance!

Jay

5. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 7y

Quoting jaypierce

I'm an aussie and really I wouldnt bother!

You have more chance of something getting stolen from your hostel rather than getting mugged!

Australia is one of the safest countries around...

But it's your choice. Pick your hostel and location and stay safe... If in doubt then.. waste your money of travel insurance!

Travel insurance covers more than you suggest. If serious medical attention is required, then repatriation is usually included (although rare, I have been aware of people on WHV needing to use this). Also the reciprocal healthcare agreement between the UK & Australia via Medicare can be fairly restrictive if a need arises.

Away from health issues, insurance would also normally include a number of other things that may be useful. Certainly not a waste of money if a need arises.

6. Posted by Charlene_B (Inactive 23 posts) 7y

am thinking more of the medical side in case any of us get injurred and wont be able to afford medical fees!

Thanks for the websites Rob i will check them out

charlene x

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