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Travel Insurance Direct

Travel Insurance Direct

Travel Far. Smile Wide.

What is travel insurance?

Buying travel insurance could be the difference between an amazing trip and an awful one. When you buy travel insurance, you're protecting yourself from the financial risks and potential costs if something goes wrong on your trip. While it’s not mandatory, it may be worthwhile for any holiday you take, even if you're just going away for a weekend. Whether you're off to New York for a long business trip or you're zooming up the coast on a mini staycation, we offer cover for overseas and domestic trips to over 150 countries. There are options available if you’re unable to use your policy due to travel bans.

We offer four different types of insurance plans, which you may find suitable depending on your travel style and budget such as our Annual Multi-Trip plan.

Why Australian Travellers choose Travel Insurance Direct

We’ve protected more than 1 million Aussies.

In-house 24/7 Emergency Assistance.

We operate out of Sydney, Australia.

Travel smart with our handy app Tripwise.

Give back to the communities you travel to.

We're travel experts, with 10+ years experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I covered for Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

All international plans include cover for overseas medical expenses. Depending on the plan you choose, there may also be cover available for some other Coronavirus related events. Cover is explained in detail here.

I am currently on my trip and my policy has ended, can I extend my policy?

As the return date on the policy has passed we can no longer extend the insurance. You can however purchase a new policy from today but keep in mind that a 72 hour waiting period will apply before your cover begins.

Does your policy cover natural disasters?

There is cover for cancellation or restriction of scheduled public transport services caused by severe weather or natural disasters provided the event has begun after we issued the Certificate of Insurance (COI) under Section 3 – Additional Expenses/Medical Evacuation of our PDS. You also must have done everything reasonably possible to avoid the expenses, and you must obtain written confirmation from the carrier to support any claim.

Am I covered for riding a motorbike overseas?

Cover is available to ride a motorbike provided you are licensed to ride a motorbike in Australia, you hold a valid motorbike licence for the country you are in and you wear a helmet at all times while riding.
You can ride a motorcycle that is the same capacity you are licensed to ride in Australia. If your licence restricts the engine size you can ride, then you will need to stick to that when you are away.
Please ensure you read the PDS for full terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions to cover while riding a motorbike.

Here’s what people are saying about TID...

Meet Simon

Meet Simon

"I broke my arm while in France. The emergency helpline provided by TID was effective, efficient and clear in their instructions. The claims process when I returned home was rigorous, but really fair. I pushed back regarding the exchange rate they had applied, and with the proof I shared, they increased the amount of the payment."

Meet Margot

Meet Margot

"My family and I have been using TID for the past 8 years after having it recommended by a friend. I have always had great service and any claims made (both big and small) have been paid out without too much trouble, including a 10 day hospital stay and operation for my daughter while she was travelling in Germany. Any concerns have always been dealt with quickly and easily."

Meet Stephen

Meet Stephen

"I have relied on TID travel insurance for over twenty trips in recent years. The policies represent outstanding value, and both the website and the app are seamless. On the one occasion that I had to lodge a claim, the process was prompt and efficient. Far and away the best provider in Australia."