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  • Over 640,000 British citizens visit Australia every year
  • It's the world's smallest continent, largest inhabited island and home to one of the world's 7 natural wonders
  • Whether you're going to OZ for the beautiful Great Barrier Reef, the magnificent Ayers Rock or for the buzz of Sydney, get travel insurance for your trip!


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Why travel to Australia?

Australia is a country of harsh lands and impossible names in which almost every animal wants to kill you, so why do so many people still want to go there? Because it's so amazing that's why. Sure, there are deserts and the outback is not a place for the uninitiated, but Australia's coastline is fantastic, the cities exhilarating, and the people as welcoming as a tinnie at a barbie. We'll try and stop all the slang now.

Given the distance people have to travel to get to Australia it is not somewhere they tend to go for a week, or even two. A trip to Australia tends to last weeks, if not months, and there are plenty of places to see while you're there, including the Sydney Opera House (and the rest of Sydney), Kakadu Natural Park, the beaches of Western Australia and, of course, the infamous outback.

Why do I need Australia travel insurance?

  • Extra security - Travel insurance can cover you for a range of problems that could arise while you're on your holiday
  • Backpacking through OZ? – Consider getting your passport, baggage and flights covered in an emergency
  • Australia is all about living in the moment - So if you're planning to scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef or bungee jump in Cairns you might want to take out additional cover
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    • Medical treatment - Without major medical costs if you’re unwell on your trip and need medical attention
    • Loss/theft – You might want to ensure your baggage, souvenirs, laptops/and or tablets are covered
    • Cancellations – Australia is prone to extreme weather and seasonal natural disasters so check your policy and exclusions if you want to be covered for this

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Australia: Checklist

- Electronic Travel Authority tourist visa (ETA) - As a British citizen you are permitted to access Australia’s ETA issuing system. ETA is an electronically stored authorisation for travel to Australia which allows stay for up to 3 months on each trip within 12 months and it will cost you around £14 (AU $20).

- Australian dollar – Your best bet is to take a combination of cash, travellers’ cheques, credit cards, and/or prepaid cards, this way you won’t have to worry about running low on funds and it’s a much safer option. Make sure you contact your bank before travelling in case your debit or credit card gets blocked when you try to use it while you're away.

- Weather check - Australia is prone to seasonal natural disasters including flash flooding, tropical cyclones, forest fires and dust storms. The cyclone season normally runs from November to April. It’s recommended that you keep up-to-date with weather in Australia and follow advice from emergency services and local news.

- If you're thinking of hiring a car, take a look at our handy guide to driving in Australia!

Australia: Did you know?

- Australia has a population of approximately 21.5 million, around a third of the UK, and has a coastline 25,800km long.

- The Great Barrier Reef is the longest coral reef in the world, covering over 2,012.5 kilometres.

- Australia has the world's largest cattle station (30,028.3 km2) which is almost the same size as Belgium.

- During a lifetime the average Australian can be expected to eat: 17 beef cattle, 92 sheep, 165,000 eggs, 406 loaves of bread8 tons of fruit and 10 tons of veggies.

- Australia has had some harsh environmental problems in the last few years and is the driest continent on the planet. Water restrictions are common in most cities. But don't worry, there's no such restrictions on beer!

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