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1. Posted by Majestic87 (Budding Member 18 posts) 4y

Hi There!

So I have taken the plunge and booked my flight to Brisbane on 12th September on a WHV! Soo nervous but excited too :)

Got my visa sorted so the next biggie is Travel Insurance! STA are very expensive and so are World Nomads.

I have had what I think is quite a decent quote from Holiday Safe. Has anyone gone with this company before? And what's the deal with not being able to renew whilst your abroad? Is that just with certain companies?

I'm really stuck as to who to go with and whether I will be able to renew whilst still in Oz.

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you


2. Posted by gabbott2012 (Budding Member 32 posts) 4y

hi emily.

Oz intro have a really good deal with insurance, have a look on there website... i arrive in brisbabe on the 2nd would be great too meet up with other backpackers :)...

Paul x

3. Posted by frantabulous (Budding Member 7 posts) 4y

I'm really confused about travel insurance too! Columbus direct looks quite good but I don't want to spend loads of money if its not worth it! I guess the most important thing to check is that whatever you get it covers you so check all the t&cs really carefully.

4. Posted by Majestic87 (Budding Member 18 posts) 4y

Thanks Paul I will have a look tonight. Whereabouts you going to be staying in Brisbane? Yeah it would be great to meet other backpackers, I'm heading over with a girl I met on another travel site but I'm still sooo nervous but excited at the same time!

@Frantabulous..Yeah me too, I haven't had a look at Columbus yet, but at the mo im swaying more towards 24/7 or Holiday Safe but yep i will definately read the t&c's haha! x

5. Posted by gabbott2012 (Budding Member 32 posts) 4y

hi emily

im staying in north brisbane with a friend who lives out there, she is gonna give me a bit of guidence when i arrive, but because i wont be staying in a hostel im really keen to make friends with ppl before i arrive lol....

are you on facebook?? xxx