COVID keeping you grounded? Why not hit the open road, and explore Australia’s backyard instead. Aside from nailing down the ideal route, deciding on how many days you’ll go for, and what your preferred ride will be, there are some other key considerations that should be on your pre-departure checklist to ensure your journey is memorable for all the right reasons.
All roads lead to cool places and Australia sure is a big place with plenty to discover. So it’s no wonder so many people are choosing to pack the car, van or camper and let their adventurous spirits guide the way. Gallivanting from town to town, along the coastal fringe or deep into the red centre, road tripping is a rite of passage no matter your age.
It is definitely one of the best ways to see Australia, but rental cars and caravans can break down, GPS devices and phone reception are not always foolproof, and distances between destinations can be misleading.
Travel insurance can help you out of some of the sticky situations you may encounter on the road. If you’re injured and need medical evacuation, have an accident in your rental vehicle (any four-wheeled vehicle with a gross vehicle mass less than 4.5 tonnes), or a section of your road trip is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances and your rental vehicle needs returning, having cover may help.
There’s a number of things that are just not covered, and will affect any claim you may make if it contributed to the event you’re claiming for. These include:
Just like choosing the perfect destination for your next getaway, selecting a travel insurance plan to suit your needs may be just as important. We have four plans to choose from, each offering a different level of cover. Check out each of the plans below where you'll find loads of information about each one.
If you're taking some time to explore your own backyard, our Domestic plan protects you for trips within Australia. It can cover you for car hire excess, lost or stolen valuables and cancelled accommodation.
Our most popular plan, The Works offers broad cover for international trips including cover for costs such as unlimited medical expenses up to 12 months and cancellation as well as added benefits.
Sticking to a shoestring budget? The Basics plan is designed for travellers who want coverage for all the important things, like hospital bills and stolen luggage, without breaking the bank.
Are you a frequent flyer? If you travel often for business, or have a few holidays coming up, our annual multi-trip plan could be for you. Made for globetrotters, your trips can be up to 35 days in duration and there is no limit to the number of trip you can take during a 12 month period.
This is a brief summary of cover only and does not include the full terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions. Read the PDS before purchasing.
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