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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) 4y

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 71 posts) 4y


i used 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) 4y

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) 4y

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