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Australia Travel Insurance

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Australia Travel Insurance


Australia is now one of the most iconic tourist destinations in the world, attracting travellers to marvel at the metropolitan cities, harsh outback and the glorious Great Barrier Reef. Whether you plan to take on a exciting backpacking adventure with our Backpacker Travel Insurance or make new memories as a family with our Family Travel Insurance, we have a wide variety of policies to suit just about any type of trip.

All our policies include Covid-19 cover with the option to purchase our Covid-19 extension for extra protection. If you choose to add on our optional extension you will receive cover for self-isolation, localised quarantine, delayed tests, changes to re-entry requirements and cover for medical expenses.

Benefits of our Policy

If you need travel insurance for Australia, Holidaysafe offers an award-winning range of worldwide travel insurance policies to protect you against unexpected disasters. When you buy a travel insurance policy from Holidaysafe, you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Cover includes cancellation, medical emergencies, personal belongings, repatriation, cash, travel documents and much more.
  • Multiple levels of cover allowing you to choose the best policy for your budget and holiday.
  • 100 sports and activities covered as standard.
  • Discounts for couples.

Remember to select ‘Australia & New Zealand’ to be covered for your trip.

What Does Australia Travel Insurance Cover Me For?

Holidaysafe offers a range of cover from basic but essential levels of cover, to a more enhanced level of insurance, and all with the competitive prices to match. Find out what’s covered below:

CoverStandard Premier Premier PlusPremier Platinum
COVID CoverIncluded - please click here for more informationIncluded - please click here for more informationIncluded - please click here for more informationIncluded - please click here for more information
Policy excess/Deductible£100£60£40£0
If you are unable to go on your trip£1,500£3,000£5,000£7,500
If you need emergency medical treatment abroad£5,000,000£10,000,000£10,000,000£10,000,000
If you have to cut your trip short£1,500£3,000£5,000£7,500
If your checked-in baggage is delayed£100£150£150£350
If your valuables are lost, stolen or accidentally damaged£1,000£1,000£1,000£1,000
If your gadgets are lost, stolen or accidentally damaged£1,000£2,000£2,000£2,000
If your other possessions are lost, stolen or accidentally damaged£1,000£1,500£2,000£2,000
If your cash or event tickets are lost or stolen£250£500£500£500
If you need emergency travel documents£100£200£200£200
Activity extensionOptionalOptionalOptionalOptional
Cruise CoverOptionalOptionalOptionalOptional
Excess WaiverOptionalOptionalNo CoverNo Cover

We also provide policies for seniors, families, students, pregnant people and those with medical conditions. Holidaysafe allows you to choose from a wide variety of policies and cover levels. In addition to this you have complete flexibility to change your details online using our customer Area.

Customer Area:

  • Access to exclusive customer deals and discounts
  • Amend your declared medical conditions
  • View and download your documents
  • Change your chosen destination
  • Manage your policy online
  • Easily retrieve and edit quotes
  • Create an account for FREE
  • View your policy
  • Cancel your policy

Key Contact Details and Important Information


Don’t forget to register with Medicare as soon as you can once you arrive in Oz, the process is free and you can register up to 10 days after you arrive. There are hundreds of Medicare Offices all over Australia, and registering will ensure you receive discounted or free public health care and medications. You just have to produce your Medicare Card when seeking treatment.

Best Time to Visit

Australia’s seasons are reversed to ours, so their summer falls between December and March, making it the perfect winter sun destination. During the summer months Australia really comes alive, with events and festivals taking place around the country, however, the year-round mild weather means that there is no ‘bad’ time to visit Oz.

What to See and Do

With so much to see and do in Australia, it will be difficult to fit everything into one trip, however, there are four things every traveller should see and do:

  • Visit the Sydney Opera House – an iconic part of the Sydney scene, everyone should admire the architecture and then head inside to watch a show.
  • Dive the Great Barrier Reef – yes you will probably need to take some dive lessons, but it will be well worth it to see the world’s largest living thing, and one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
  • Travel into the Outback – to gaze upon the famous Uluru or Ayer’s Rock, which was considered sacred by Australia’s Aboriginal ancestors.

What to Eat and Drink

Local beers are a must try, and the brave will also try some vegemite on toast.

Click here to view all countries Holidaysafe can provide cover for. Please note, Holidaysafe does not provide cover for any trip which goes against the advice of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). Please check the FCDO advice on your chosen destination before booking your trip or purchasing our insurance.

Holidaysafe has been rated 4.6 out of 5 based on over 16,500 customer reviews on Trustpilot.

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Why Holidaysafe?
  • Featured in the Which? Best Rate tables since 2010 ᶤ
  • Award-Winning Travel Insuranceɸ
  • Save 15% Online!Ɨ
  • FREE and SECURE Customer Area
  • Discounts on Couples & Family Policies
  • 24/7 Emergency Medical Assistance
  • And Much More

Award Winning Travel Insurance

  • Featured in the Which? Best Rate tables since 2010 ⱽ
  • Finalists - 'Best Travel Insurance Provider' in the 2022 Insurance Choice Awards
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The Which? Best Rate feature applies to Holidaysafe’s Premier cover, based on a 24-day Single Trip policy with Worldwide excluding Mexico cover. The table was last updated on Which?’s website on 30/06/2023.

*Please note, Holidaysafe’s online prices automatically include a 15% discount against our Customer Service Centre prices