To find the best travel insurance policy for your needs, it helps to compare the cover you get and how much the policy will cost.

This travel insurance comparison shows the level of cover each insurer can offer, including:

  • Medical cover: This is the amount your insurer will pay for any medical attention you may need abroad.

  • Maximum trip length: Whether you are going to Australia once or a few times in the next year, you need to cover the length of your trip. Cover can start from 31 days, but some policies offer up to 120 days of cover.

  • Cancellation cover: Find a policy that offers this type of cover in case you need to cancel your trip. Make sure the amount of cover if enough to cover your flight and accommodation costs.

If you are travelling with any pre-existing medical conditions, you need to tell your insurer about it before you travel.

Why get travel insurance for Australia?

As Australia is on the other side of the world to the UK, you should consider getting cover in case you are stuck in the country longer than planned.

For example, repatriation cover will pay for your return flight if you miss it due to being in hospital. This is likely to cost more if you are further from the UK.

Get as many quotes as possible for the cover you want then choose the cheapest policy.

Australia travel insurance FAQs

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How much does travel insurance to Australia cost?

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The cost is affected by the length of your trip and your health. Get several quotes for your trip to find the cheapest price for the cover you need.

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Can I get a joint policy to Australia?

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Yes, most travel insurance policies let you add extra people, which could save you money compared to taking out two separate policies for the same trip.

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How can I cut the cost of travel insurance?

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Get several quotes to find the cheapest price, but never under-insure yourself to save money. Here are more ways to cut the cost of your travel insurance.

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Will my EHIC work in Australia?

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No, the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) only works in Europe, so make sure you cover yourself with travel insurance before your trip.

About our travel insurance comparison

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Who do we include in this comparison?

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We include every insurer that offers travel insurance policies that cover Australia in the UK. They are all regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Here is more information about how our website works.

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How do we make money from our comparison?

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We have commercial agreements with some of the companies in this comparison and get paid commission if we help you take out one of their products or services. Find out more here.

You do not pay any extra and the deal you get is not affected.