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Travel Insurance made simple

Fast & Simple Travel Insurance

Buying travel insurance shouldn’t be complicated, so we made it fast and simple. We’ve simplified it by focussing on every part of the process. From getting a travel insurance quote, to buying a policy, to contacting our 24/7 worldwide emergency medical assistance through to making an online travel claim. We’re sure you would agree that buying travel insurance with Fast Cover is fast and simple.

Holiday Insurance for All Types of Vacations

Domestic driving, flying, bus or train vacations within Australia.

Overseas holidays to New Zealand, Pacific, Asia, Europe or worldwide.

Holidays on a sea or ocean on both Australian and international waters.

Snow sports trips including skiing, snowboarding and heliskiing.

Riding or being a passenger on a moped, scooter or motorbike.

IEC, working holiday visa’s, volunteering or backpacking.

For 2 adults and up to 10 dependent children under 21 years of age.

Travellers over 60 years of age and up to 89 years of age.

Travel Health Insurance

Buying travel health insurance is essential for anyone planning a holiday. Regardless of whether it's a short domestic break within Australia, or you’re travelling round-the-world! With Fast Cover, you can travel confidently knowing you've got emergency health cover for your holiday. So, buy insurance for your holiday and enjoy every minute of your vacation instead of worrying about your well-being if something goes wrong medically on your trip.

24-7 emergency assistance

When you need us most, wherever you are in the world, our expert assistance team are ready and waiting to help 24/7.

medical assistance unlimited*

Cap-Free Overseas Emergency Medical Assistance & $15 000 funeral or repatriation of remains cover*.

medical cover unlimited

Cap-free Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses.

unlimited cancellation

The earlier you buy travel insurance, the earlier we can provide cover for money you've spent on hotels, flights or tours in the event of unexpected sickness, injury, family emergencies or natural disasters.

Travel Insurance Online

Buying online travel insurance comes with some great benefits. You can get an online travel insurance quote and lock in the price. When you’re ready to buy online, do it with confidence knowing there’s a 14-day money back guarantee, even if you have a change of mind. As soon as you buy your policy, your travel cancellation cover commences. Once overseas, you’ll have access to our 24/7 helpline should you need it*.

48 hour price

The price on your quote is 'Locked In' for 48 hours.

14 day cooling off

Buy with confidence! Get a full refund if you cancel for any reason within 14 days from when you buy your policy and you haven't travelled.

instant cancellation

As soon as you buy a policy with a cancellation benefit, your cancellation cover is activated immediately.

24-7 assistance

Wherever you're travelling and whenever you need us, our 24/7 worldwide expert assistance team are ready and waiting to help.

Buy Travel Insurance Direct from Fast Cover

Once you have completed a quote and compared your insurance options, you can buy travel insurance direct from Fast Cover. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to book over the phone or have any questions you can call our friendly directly on 1300 409 322. Either way, it’s a simple and straightforward process.

Why buy travel insurance direct from Fast Cover?

  • We’re travel insurance specialists and know our product best.
  • If you purchase from us directly, you’ll always get our best offers which are communicated via our newsletter.
  • Cut out the middle man and you might save a few dollars on your policy.

For a simple and straightforward quote, get your quote for travel insurance direct from us now!

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Travel Insurance Australia

If you are looking to be covered for a road trip or travelling anywhere within Australia, you’ll want a domestic travel insurance policy or for overseas trips , you’ll need an international travel insurance. To qualify for our domestic or overseas policies, you must be a permanent resident of Australia or Australian citizen and lived here for 200 days or more in the last 12 months. You must also possess a current Australian Medicare health card.

Australian Owned and Operated

Fast Cover is an Australian-owned and Australian-run travel company. All our sales and claims teams are based in Australia. We provide policies for both Australian and international trips.

Travel Insurance Quotes – 6 Steps to a Fast Quote

  1. Departure date

    Enter the date you are leaving your home (not the date you depart Australia or arrive in another country) to ensure you have travel insurance cover for your entire trip.

  2. Return date

    Enter the date you return to your home (not the date you depart the country you’re visiting or the date on your airline ticket) so you are covered for your whole trip.

  3. The country, countries or region you are visiting

    You’ll need to know which countries and or regions you are travelling to. Countries are grouped into regions to make it simple for you, for example, Worldwide, Europe, Asia, Pacific, New Zealand and Australia. As a bonus, each region covers you for all the lower regions. For example, if you buy an Asia region policy, you’ll also have cover for travel in the Pacific, New Zealand and Australia.

  4. How old you are today?

    The price of your insurance is calculated on the age you are on the day you buy your policy, not your age when you leave your home. If you are having a birthday between now and when you depart, it’s a good idea to buy before your birthday as it could be cheaper.

  5. Fellow travellers ages

    If you are travelling with friends and or family, you’ll need to know their ages today to get an accurate travel insurance quote.

  6. What type of trip and activities are you doing?

    To get a quote that provides cover for your specific trip, you’ll need to know whether you’ll be going on a cruise, skiing or snowboarding, hiring a car, doing adventure activities such as snorkelling or riding a motorbike. This will ensure you can get a quote that provides cover for your specific circumstances.

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Travel Insurance FAQs

The best travel insurance in Australia is the one with benefits and benefit limits that match your holiday’s risk of the unexpected happening and the likely costs, including medical assistance, hospital expenses, luggage, cancellation, and travel delays.
It is recommended that you buy your policy when you spend any money or make deposits on booking flights, cruises, hotels or tours for your holiday. You can buy a policy up to 12 months prior to your departure date.
The value of insurance can certainly be worth it when you consider the cost is relatively small compared to the cost of your total holiday. Costs can easily be $100 000 AUD or more for an unexpected overseas hospital visit. These costs can easily escalate with extended hospital stays and when a medevac is required to bring you back to Australia. It also provides peace of mind for you and your loved ones whilst travelling.
You can buy it any time before or after you have booked flights, accommodation, cruises or tours. You can even book it right up until you are boarding a flight if you are a last-minute person or have forgotten to buy it earlier.
It is possible to buy a travel insurance policy after you have left Australia by purchasing an already overseas policy. There are some extra requirements for buying a policy if you have already left Australia.
You can buy cancellation insurance after you have booked flights, accommodation, tours or cruises and you can buy it right up until the departure date of your holiday. The earlier you buy a policy that covers cancellation, the longer you will be covered for any deposits or money you have paid for your trip.
The cost of insurance for your trip varies based on which countries you are travelling to, the duration of your holiday, your age you are today and any activities (link to activities page) you are doing like skiing (link to skiing page) or going on a cruise (link to cruise page). The best way to find out the cost of a policy is to get a quote and compare the price.
Whether you need insurance is a decision for yourself and should certainly be considered for anyone who cannot predict the future. It is designed to provide cover for unexpected and unforeseen circumstances such as stolen luggage or medical emergencies which you have no way of knowing if they will or won’t happen.
Travel insurance is designed to cover you for unexpected events. Generally speaking, anything that has already happened (e.g. an already erupting Bali volcano causes flights to be cancelled) or is likely to happen (e.g. going to hospital for a pre-existing condition not listed on the policy), would not be covered and are things you cannot claim.

Best Travel Insurance

The best travel insurance is a policy that provides cover specifically for you and your trip. Everyone is looking for the best travel insurance in Australia, but no one company can be considered the best for everyone. Every traveller and every trip are different. To find the perfect policy for you, first you should get a quote and then compare the number of benefits. Hopefully you’ll be able to find a first-rate policy that is outstanding compared to the rest for your trip.

What travellers say about our travel insurance products

10/10 "I found it very simple to interact with Fast Cover and it was also the best priced policy available at the time I was looking. Also, the claims process couldn't have been easier and very fast."

- Alan, Five Dock NSW, April 2019.

Multi Award Winning Insurance

We’re very proud of our multiple best travel insurance awards and the whole Fast Cover team who always strive to deliver the best travel insurance service we can for our travellers.

Finder Travel Insurance Awards
2018 Best Comprehensive Travel Insurance
Highly Commended
Finder Travel Insurance Awards
2017 Best Comprehensive Travel Insurance
Finder Travel Insurance Awards
2017 Best Travel Innovation
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2015 Best Value Comprehensive Cover
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2015 Best Seniors Comprehensive Cover
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Things you need to know

* See Product Disclosure Statement for full terms and conditions and exclusions and limits that apply. For travellers aged 80 and over, additional terms and conditions, limits and excesses apply.