This is a list of all travel insurance companies that offer cover in Australia.
You can visit each insurer's website to view policy details and get quotes. How our site works.
Virgin Travel Insurance
Maximum Travel Cover
Medical: Unlimited, Cancellation: £7,500
Cover Options
Airline Failure, Baggage, Pre-Existing Medical Conditions & Cancellation
Maximum Single Trip Cover
365 days
Maximum Annual Cover
90 days per trip
Kids are covered free, up to 3 kids under 18 per insured adult and Virgin include lots of extras as standard - like cover for over 40 adventure activities and winter sports cover included automatically in annual policies.
CoverForYou Travel Insurance
Maximum Travel Cover
Medical: £10,000,000, Cancellation: £5,000
Cover Options
Airline Failure, Baggage & Cancellation
Maximum Single Trip Cover
365 days
Maximum Annual Cover
62 days per trip
Special offer: free zero excess on all policies. Exclusive money.co.uk 10% Discount. Over 1 million travellers covered. Over 8,000 Positive Reviews in 2014. Up to £3,000 gadget cover. T&Cs apply.
JustTravelCover.com Travel Insurance
0800 9882843
Maximum Travel Cover
Medical: £10,000,000
Cover Options
Pre-Existing Medical Conditions
Maximum Single Trip Cover
365 days
Maximum Annual Cover
93 days per trip
No Age Limit travel insurance. Cover available for pre-existing medical conditions. Quickly compare a range of insurers on one website. Use Voucher code: MONEY10 to receive an exclusive money.co.uk additional 10% discount.
Staysure.co.uk Travel Insurance
0800 652 8161
Maximum Travel Cover
Medical: £10,000,000, Cancellation: £5,000
Cover Options
Airline Failure, Baggage & Cancellation
Maximum Single Trip Cover
104 days
Maximum Annual Cover
100 days per trip & 183 per year
Get 5% off all Travel Insurance covers with the code M5OFF. Terms & Conditions apply. Available until 31/12/2015.
Flexicover Travel Insurance
0800 954 8850
Maximum Travel Cover
Medical: £10,000,000, Cancellation: £2,500
Cover Options
Airline Failure, Baggage, Pre-Existing Medical Conditions & Cancellation
Maximum Single Trip Cover
31 days
Maximum Annual Cover
31 days per trip
Purchase any Flexicover policy online, get 10% discount with code "MY10" and an automatic chance to win a prize worth up to £1,000. money.co.uk exclusive products.
Sainsbury's Bank Travel Insurance
Maximum Travel Cover
Medical: £10,000,000, Cancellation: £5,000
Cover Options
Airline Failure, Baggage, Pre-Existing Medical Conditions & Cancellation
Maximum Single Trip Cover
59 days
Maximum Annual Cover
60 days per trip
25% discount for Nectar customers online. Choose from Annual Cover or Single Trip policies.
Discount doesn't apply to part of premium paid to cover pre-existing medical conditions.
AA Travel Insurance
Maximum Travel Cover
Medical: £10,000,000, Cancellation: £5,000
Cover Options
Airline Failure, Baggage & Cancellation
Maximum Single Trip Cover
185 days
Maximum Annual Cover
45 days per trip
Great cover from the brand you can trust. Online discounts and discounts for couples and families available.
LV= Travel Insurance
Maximum Travel Cover
Medical: £10,000,000, Cancellation: £5,000
Cover Options
Airline Failure, Baggage, Pre-Existing Medical Conditions & Cancellation
Maximum Single Trip Cover
366 days
Maximum Annual Cover
90 days per trip
10% online discount, choose from LV= Essential or 5 star Defaqto rated Premier cover. Cruise cover automatically included on annual policies. Plus a range of additional extras to give you cover for your baggage and cover for winter sports.
Spectrum Travel Insurance
Maximum Travel Cover
Medical: £25,000,000, Cancellation: £10,000
Cover Options
Airline Failure, Baggage, Pre-Existing Medical Conditions & Cancellation
Maximum Single Trip Cover
100 days
Maximum Annual Cover
100 days per trip
Purchase any Spectrum policy online and get a money.co.uk exclusive 10% discount and an automatic chance to win a prize worth up to £1,000.
Saga Travel Insurance
Maximum Travel Cover
Medical: £10,000,000, Cancellation: £10,000
Cover Options
Airline Failure, Baggage & Cancellation
Maximum Single Trip Cover
120 days
Maximum Annual Cover
90 days per trip & 120 per year
Aviva Travel Insurance
Maximum Travel Cover
Medical: £10,000,000, Cancellation: £5,000
Cover Options
Baggage & Cancellation
Maximum Single Trip Cover
120 days
Maximum Annual Cover
90 days per trip
You could save up to 20% when you buy online - 32% of customers are expected to receive the maximum saving. Emergency Medical expenses to £10m, lost passport to £750, lost money to £500, legal expenses to £50,000, trip cancellation to £5,000. T&Cs apply.
Discount does not apply to optional covers.
Alpha Travel Insurance Travel Insurance
Maximum Travel Cover
Medical: £10,000,000, Cancellation: £1,500
Cover Options
Airline Failure, Baggage & Cancellation
Maximum Single Trip Cover
364 days
Maximum Annual Cover
31 days per trip
Rated 5/5 Stars by our customers on Trustpilot – Choose your own policy excess. Kids go free, plus discounts for couples.
goodtogoinsurance.com Travel Insurance
Maximum Travel Cover
Medical: £10,000,000, Cancellation: £5,000
Cover Options
Airline Failure, Baggage, Pre-Existing Medical Conditions & Cancellation
Maximum Single Trip Cover
94 days
Maximum Annual Cover
31 days per trip
Specialist cover for travellers with medical conditions – at a fair price. No age limits.
Columbus Travel Insurance
Maximum Travel Cover
Medical: £15,000,000, Cancellation: £5,000
Cover Options
Airline Failure, Baggage, Pre-Existing Medical Conditions & Cancellation
Maximum Single Trip Cover
365 days
Maximum Annual Cover
60 days per trip
Free kids cover on annual policies.
MORE TH>N Travel Insurance
Maximum Travel Cover
Medical: £20,000,000, Cancellation: £7,500
Cover Options
Airline Failure, Baggage, Pre-Existing Medical Conditions & Cancellation
Maximum Single Trip Cover
94 days
Maximum Annual Cover
62 days per trip
Up to 6 Kids under 18 go free on a Family Policy. Some existing medical conditions are chargeable. Above cover levels based on Diamond Policy. T&Cs apply.
Leisure Guard Travel Insurance
Maximum Travel Cover
Medical: £10,000,000, Cancellation: £5,000
Cover Options
Airline Failure, Baggage & Cancellation
Maximum Single Trip Cover
548 days
Maximum Annual Cover
93 days per trip & 183 per year
Cruise cover included on all policies for no additional premium. Competitive rates for Over 65s starting at £47.40. 4 Star Defaqto Rated.
Tesco Bank Travel Insurance
Maximum Travel Cover
Medical: £10,000,000, Cancellation: £10,000
Cover Options
Airline Failure, Baggage & Cancellation
Maximum Single Trip Cover
90 days
Maximum Annual Cover
60 days per trip
20% Guaranteed discount for Clubcard customers who buy online. Guaranteed discount is made up of an online and Clubcard discount. Discounts do not apply to options you can add to your policy. Online and Clubcard discounts are subject to a minimum premium.
Insure For Travel Travel Insurance
Maximum Travel Cover
Medical: £10,000,000, Cancellation: £5,000
Cover Options
Pre-Existing Medical Conditions
Maximum Single Trip Cover
122 days
Maximum Annual Cover
45 days per trip
Cruise cover included on all policies at no extra cost. Cover available for pre-existing medical conditions & reduced couple rates to age 74
American Express Travel Insurance
Maximum Travel Cover
Medical: £15,000,000, Cancellation: £12,500
Cover Options
Airline Failure, Baggage & Cancellation
Maximum Single Trip Cover
93 days
Maximum Annual Cover
120 days per trip & 240 per year
20% online discount. £50 excess on Travel Insurance policies. Online medical screening available.
Go Walkabout Travel Insurance Travel Insurance
Maximum Travel Cover
Medical: £10,000,000, Cancellation: £5,000
Cover Options
Airline Failure, Baggage, Pre-Existing Medical Conditions & Cancellation
Maximum Single Trip Cover
558 days
Maximum Annual Cover
31 days per trip

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How to Get Cheap Travel Insurance for Australia

Australia travel insurance is a top priority for a trip down under.

As a destination, it is no more dangerous than any other country, but the distance of Australia from the UK tends to mean travellers stay longer.

Many consider a three-week stay the minimum amount of time you'd want to spend in Australia after travelling all that way, especially if the trip involves visiting relatives as well as a holiday.

While the nature of the activities on offer to those on holidays down under leads many visitors to take part in more adventure pursuits. As diving on the Great Barrier Reef, sky-diving, white-water rafting and, of course, surfing on Bondi Beach are all cheaper and more exciting than similar activities elsewhere.

So travel insurance to Australia presents unique circumstances that demand a level of cover beyond what you would usually consider for European trips.

Many insurers offer 'long stay' or backpackers insurance Australia cover for those looking to spend a bit more time exploring the other side of the globe.

These policies can provide comprehensive insurance for up to a year and may also cover multiple destinations, if you intend on stopping off in other countries during your trip.

As with any insurance, buying Australian travel insurance should be driven by your policy requirements first, then cost.

The last thing you want is to be on the other side of the world and find that your policy doesn't cover an injury suffered in an extreme sport because you went for the cheapest deal you could find. It's all about finding the right level of cover for you, at the best price.

Once you have found appropriate Australia cover, get quotes from a number of different providers to find the best deal.

For many people, a visit to Australia can be the trip of a lifetime, and by taking a bit of time over arranging the right policy, you can be sure of getting the cheapest travel insurance to Australia that provides the cover you need.

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