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Travel Insurance- Going to Australia in March for 12 months

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1. Posted by JonathanJones90 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 3y

I, along with a friend, are planning to arrive in Brisbane early in March and travel the East Coast on a Working holiday visa for 12 months.
Does anyone have any advice regarding Travel Insurance i.e. what I should be looking to get cover for, Best places to buy from, Policy types etc.
Any advice will be gratefully received.

2. Posted by chelle323 (Budding Member 70 posts) 3y

hey

i used comparemarket.com to buy travel insurance, mine was called alpha 60 (60 for 60pound excess) but not used it so far so i guess i wouldnt no if any good. depending where you are from some health cover is free in australia on a medicare card but not all countries have the agreement with oz to do this. But UK does (where i am from) medicare gives you limited health care free. anyway hope this helps some what

chelle x

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4. Posted by Carls travels (Budding Member 22 posts) 3y

I'm using a company called greatcover (backpacker cover). They have if fervent levels of cover depending on the activities you will be doing. I went for the standard level 1 on will buy separate cover when I do a parachute jump.
Hope this helps :)

5. Posted by missviolet88 (Budding Member 3 posts) 3y

I havent got around to sorting this yet but for me i think the most important thing is that they will pay the medical fees upfront. If something bad was to happen there's no way i could afford to pay the bills first!

Hope this helps

claire x