Travel insurance guides
Find the right travel insurance for your trip by reading our top travel insurance tips and guides so you can relax and enjoy your holiday knowing you are protected.
It can be very time consuming shopping around different websites to find the right provider, so being able to see a range of options available to you in one place is a huge bonus! Read more.
Many travellers like the idea of buying their policy when they book a holiday or a flight just by simply ticking a box, but this supposed convenience comes at a price. Buying travel insurance direct is by far the cheapest way to buy travel insurance. Airlines, travel agents and travel companies charge up to 50% commission on their policies. So avoid high commissions and buy direct as the cost will be significantly cheaper. Read more.
Finding the right policy for your trip is easy when you follow our top tips.
What type of policy do you need?
Whether you’re planning a trip to the slopes, a family holiday or gap year. We’ve got policies to suit all types of travellers. You can choose to either buy a single policy which will cover one trip. Or if you’re a frequent traveller you might save by purchasing an annual multi-trip policy which covers you for a whole year. You can take as many trips as you’d like internationally and domestically - woo hoo! All you need to know is your destination, dates, how many people are travelling and ages and you’ll be comparing quotes in no time.
How much cover?
Some holidays may require more cover than others. If you’re looking for a cheap travel insurance policy and planning on just lying on a beach for a week then a basic policy might be right for you. If you’re going away for a longer break, with lots of moving around and sightseeing tours, then a comprehensive policy could be what you’re looking for instead. We’ve got heaps of policies for you to compare to suit all kinds of budgets.
What type of holiday?
Did you know not all adventure activities are covered automatically? For example if you’re going to Running with the Bulls festival in Spain, most Australian insurers do not provide cover. Similar exclusions apply for motor sports or cliff jumping. Before you plan your holiday activities, make sure you’re covered. Your insurer’s Product Disclosure Statement will explain all the inclusions and exclusions you need to know. So read it before you go!
Compare travel insurance quotes
Use compareinsurance.com.au to compare over 20 Australian insurers in seconds to help you find the right cover for your holiday. The best policy you can buy is one at the right price, which suits your individual travel needs. Read more.
Our online comparison simplifies the process of buying your cover, so you can spend less time trawling through websites and more time relaxing on a tropical beach or exploring an exotic location! Too often we hear horror stories of Australians who go overseas without cover, and end up in hospital with medical fees of thousands of dollars. The best way to protect yourself and your family against massive amounts of debt is to purchase a policy every time you travel away from home, to guard you against the unexpected. Read more.
If you’re a student starting a gap year, or going to study abroad then you’ll need a student policy to cover you for overseas medical emergencies, lost baggage, travel delays, cancellations, stolen money, personal accidents and more! Read more.
Do you buy through an independent provider or go with your free credit card cover? Here we explain the pro’s and cons.
Cruising the high seas is sure to please, with something on offer for everyone. Forget lugging your heavy suitcase around and queuing two hours for bus tickets; cruises combine the excitement of seeing new destinations every day, with the luxury of sleeping in the same bed every night and only unpacking your suitcase once! And what’s better than a drink on the deck with the wind in your hair!? Read more.
Did you know 70% of Australians say they would get cover for a trip overseas, but not everyone realises the importance of insurance cover when taking a trip in Australia. There are many things that can go wrong when travelling in Australia, just the same as when travelling overseas. You can’t predict cancelled flights or lost luggage but at least you can be as prepared as you can. Read more.
There’s no better way to spend some quality time with the family than to go on a family holiday. Travelling with children may seem a bit daunting, but as long as you’ve got a reliable policy, the only thing you’ll have to worry about is keeping an eye on the kids. Read more.
Don’t let your pre-existing medical condition stop you from travelling the world and seeing the sights. There are plenty of insurers out there who are willing to cover travellers with pre-existing medical conditions, it may just take a bit of extra effort to get the cover. Read more.
We know pages of small print and heaps of legal jargon can be dull and confusing. That’s why we’ve come up with a handy list of frequently asked questions to make it that little bit clearer. Read more.
Have you caught the travel bug? Do you travel more than once a year?Annual policies will often cover you internationally and domestically, for business or leisure travel, and the more you travel, the more you save. Read more.
Are you and your backpack heading off on an overseas adventure? Don’t forget to pack your cover along for the ride. Read more.
Did you know 70% of all Australian travellers say they wouldn't leave the country without travel insurance? Read more.
We know that finding a policy can seem like an expensive item on top of the price of your holiday, however finding great cover doesn't have to cost the earth. We've come up with 10 tips to help you save. Read more.
Some words and phrases in your policy aren’t there to catch you out, but they can have special meanings and can be tricky to understand. Read more.
Getting the right seniors policy is vital whether you’re going on a trip within Australia or overseas. If you're over the age of 50, finding a suitable policy can be complicated and expensive. Insurers add significant age loadings to policies, and may limit the levels of cover that are available to elderly travellers. It can also be difficult to find a policy that will cover you for certain pre-existing medical conditions. Read more.
Whether it’s a ski season in Austria, a month of powder in Canada or a weekend away in Australia, ski holidays have their fair share of risk, so it’s important to make sure that you have adequate snow-sports cover. Read more.