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Old 18th January 2010, 07:51 AM
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Does anyone know where to get the best Travel insurance from in Australia?
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Old 18th January 2010, 08:13 AM
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You could try TID - they are pretty popular Down Under. Also World Nomads are Aussie-based and the market leader for budget travellers in particular. I have only used the latter. Note if you purchase a policy through either of those links, the forum receives a small commission for referring you, so thanks in advance if you use either of them

Can anyone else offer up any suggestions?
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Old 18th January 2010, 08:44 AM
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We generally use QBE Insurance (Australia). Phone (03) 8805 2777 or check Qantas website.

Not sure how policy and costs compare with the others Steve has suggested.

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Old 18th January 2010, 09:53 AM
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We normally use Defense Health (non members can take out their travel insurance) or Westpac, thier policy is by Vero who also do Covermore but loads cheaper doing it through Westapc.
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WorldNomads seem to be a reputable, and affordable, option, but you might want to define what type(s)s of Insurance you want before you shell out your hard earned $$$.

Medical? Evacuation? Gear? Trip Reimbursement? Theft?

Try and spend a few hours familiarizing yourself with the deductibles and plan options from a couple of companies.

It's a downer and more of a real-world type travel task than most, but better to be in the know than be laid up in a Thai hospital with proper coverage.
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Do you belong to an Australian credit union? After a lot of analysis, I have found their comprehensive (covers just about everything) to be the cheapest.
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Old 19th January 2010, 06:29 AM
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Thanks for replying :) much appreciated.... we are with the local IMB here in Wollongong they deal with Vero aswell.............. will check them all out.... Thankyou again
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Old 22nd January 2010, 09:42 AM
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Does anyone know where to get the best Travel insurance from in Australia?
I have used Columbus for some years and have actually made a claim with them and had it paid without too many hassles. They are fairlyly priced and I continue to use them. They don't con you too much with the fine print on things you think you are covered for and find out with other companies you have no cover....... But with all policies read them very carefully as they are written to protect the insurers, not you.
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Old 19th February 2010, 05:58 AM
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Thanks again for your replies, Have decided to go with 1cover for travel insurance, they cover everything which many didnt seem to do when I enquired. Cost was $136 for "family" for 12 days so am happy with that :)
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