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1. Posted by skinback87 (Budding Member 21 posts) 6y

What kind of insurance will i need to get for a year backpacking out there,and where are some places i can get a good price.


2. Posted by Lewwy (Budding Member 56 posts) 6y

Hello Paul,
you will need backpackers insurance (obvious I know..) that covers you for the length of your stay. I have been looking around myself tonight as I leave in October, and the best I have seen so far is with a company called Atlas Travel (

Mine was coming out at around £190 for the top package over a year. Other companies haven't even come close yet. I've compared the polocies and there are small differences, but these are the guys me and my party are probably gonna go with.


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4. Posted by Mr.N (Budding Member 10 posts) 6y

I got mine at the Post Office.

Think mine was $75 ( thats English Pounds. I'm using an Australian computer )

Seem to cover the basics fir the year with a small excess.

5. Posted by skinback87 (Budding Member 21 posts) 6y

ah maybe il go for post office to,may get discount as i work for them!

as for the type of cover, does that include medical? from what i understand you are mainly coverd in oz if you come from the UK?

6. Posted by Lewwy (Budding Member 56 posts) 6y

Mr.N did you get cover for a year?

Cause I am on the Post Office website trying to get a quote and it looks like they don't do anything over 90 days?


7. Posted by kyps83 (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y

I got a years Backpackers insurance including baggage cover for 150pound from Insure and Go, pretty good cover :)

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