A Backpacker's Travel Insurance Guide for Backpacking around Australia

A Backpacker's Travel Insurance Guide for backpacking Australia

When you're backpacking around Australia anything can happen and you'll need travel insurance to protect yourself in case of an emergency. No matter how much time you spend in Australia (or anywhere else abroad), travel insurance is a major priority when you're planning your trip.

The insurance policy you choose should be the best you can afford and include every type of cover you will need for the entire duration of your trip. Loss or theft of your personal items should be included as well as health cover and any other personal requirements.

Even if a backpacker is lucky enough to be a citizen from a country which is eligible for the reciprocal health care agreement (read our Australian Medicare Service For Backpacker's In Australia article for more information) they won't airlift you to safety, provide an ambulance without charge or offer dental care.

With the vast amount of companies out there selling insurance, spending some time researching and comparing various policies could be the difference between a happy holiday or disaster.

The idea is to get as many quotes as you can and read through them to see exactly what is INCLUDED and what is EXCLUDED in the policy. Then gradually narrowing down your results, you can make the final decision in confidence that you have chosen the best insurance you can find.

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