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Domestic Travel Insurance

Fast Cover Domestic travel insurance policies provides cover specifically designed for domestic self-drive, bus, train or airline travel within Australian States and Territories.

What is domestic travel insurance for Australia?

Domestic travel insurance is a policy that provides cover for travel to Australian states, territories and islands within its maritime borders. It can provide cover for cancellation due to illness or injury, lost, stolen or damaged luggage, cancelled flights, rental vehicle insurance excess, personal liability and other unexpected circumstances. 

Australian states and territories covered by domestic insurance

  • Australian Capital Territory - ACT
  • Queensland - QLD
  • New South Wales – NSW
  • Northern Territory - NT
  • South Australia - SA
  • Tasmania - TAS
  • Victoria - VIC
  • Western Australia – WA
  • Islands within Australian maritime borders, see below.

Australian islands covered by domestic policies

  • Bruny Island - Tasmania
  • Christmas Island - Australian external territory off Western Australia coast
  • Cocos Islands (Keeling)- Australian external territory off Western Australia coastDaydream Island - Queensland
  • Flinders Island - Tasmania
  • Fraser Island - Queensland
  • Hamilton Island - Queensland
  • Hayman Island - Queensland
  • Kangaroo Island - South Australia
  • Keeling Islands (Cocos) - Australian external territory off Western Australia coast
  • Lady Elliot Island, Queensland
  • Lord Howe Island, New South Wales
  • Melville Island - Northern Territory
  • Mornington Island - Queensland
  • Norfolk Island - Australian external territory off New South Wales coast
  • Phillip Island - Victoria
  • Rottnest Island - Western Australia
  • Thursday Island - Queensland
  • Whitsunday Island - Queensland

Within Australia’s maritime borders, there are 8,222 islands, some of these are off the coast of the Australian mainland like Norfolk Island or Tasmania such as Bruny Island or within the rivers and harbours like Fort Denison in Sydney Harbour.

If you are travelling by land (car, bus, rail etc) or air (flying) to these states or islands, select a ‘Domestic Region’ policy. If you are travelling to any of these locations by sea on a cruise, you will need to select cruise travel insurance to ensure you have appropriate cover.

 

Is Norfolk Island covered under an Australian domestic policy?

Norfolk Island changed to being a domestic territory of Australia on the 1st July 2016, so purchasing a domestic policy will provide the cover if you are flying. If you are travelling to Norfolk Island by boat, you will need to purchase a cruise policy.

 

Islands Not Covered by a Domestic policy

There are a number of places that are in the Pacific but NOT covered by a Domestic policy.

For the below destinations, you would need to buy a Pacific region policy.

  • Pitcairn Island
  • Henderson Island
  • Ducie Island
  • Oeno Island

For the below locations, which can be considered Australian Territories, select a Worldwide region policy.

  • Antarctica

How to buy domestic travel insurance in 6 easy steps

  1. Get a quote by selecting the Australia/Domestic Region and provide the number of travellers, ages of adult(s), your departure date and return date.
  2. Consider the activities you will be doing on your holiday
  3. Compare the benefits and benefit limits of the policy.
  4. Read the Product Disclosure Statement and consider the Financial Services Guide.
  5. Enter your personal and payment details to purchase your policy
  6. Check your trip details are correct on your Certificate of Insurance that will be emailed or posted to you.

Domestic Travel Insurance Quotes

There are numerous travellers who should consider buying a Domestic travel insurance policy. The first step is to get a quote and see what benefits are available and compare. Domestic insurance is available for a wide variety of travellers and trip types such as:

  • Families taking an interstate road trip to visit family or friends
  • Couples taking a romantic weekend getaway
  • Aussie backpackers working their way around the country
  • Students on a mid-semester island escape to Fraser Island or the Whitsundays
  • Business travellers flying interstate for a conference or work commitments
  • Retired couples taking a bus tour or river cruise
  • Adventurers going four-wheel-driving and camping in remote locations
  • Divers heading out to the Great Barrier Reef or Ningaloo Reef
  • Visitors to Norfolk Island, Thursday Island or Christmas Island

So, wherever you are travelling within Australia, get a travel insurance quote for your domestic holiday and start comparing the benefits.

Activities covered by our Domestic travel insurance policies

You should consider the type of holiday you’re taking and what activities are on your itinerary to ensure your travel insurance policy will provide cover for all of the fun things you have planned, such as:

  • Sightseeing at the Sydney Opera House
  • Surfing at world-famous beaches on the Gold Coast
  • Scuba diving and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Visiting Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast
  • Camel riding at sunset on the beach in Broome
  • Journeying to the Red Centre to see Ayers Rock or Uluru
  • Bushwalking and trekking in the Blue Mountains
  • Shark cage diving with Great Whites off the WA coast
  • Visiting the Gold Coast theme parks
  • Skiing or snowboarding in Thredbo, Perisher, Mount Buller or Falls Creek
  • Sailing and boating
  • Regulated or licensed hot air ballooning
  • Treetop walks
  • Horse riding tours
  • Water sports like windsurfing, kayaking and canoeing
  • Adventure sports like bungee jumping

Domestic Snow Travel Insurance

Australia has 11 snow resorts and these are:

New South Wales

Thredbo

Famous for its 5km Village trail, Australia’s longest ski run. 53 runs (16% beginner, 67% intermediate, 17% advanced), 12 lifts 70km of runs, 672m vertical drop, 1365m - 2037m elevation – the highest in Australia, 480 acres of skiable terrain, 6 hour drive time from Melbourne/Sydney and 2.5 hour drive time from Canberra.

Perisher Ski Resort

Known for having 5 terrain parks and skiing on the Village Eight Express chairlift to 9pm. 133 runs (22% beginner, 60% intermediate, 18% advanced), 41 lifts, 100km of runs, 429m vertical drop, 1605m - 2034m elevation, 1,245 hectares of skiable area, 5.5 hour drive time from Sydney, 6 from Melbourne and 2.25 hours from Canberra.

Charlotte Pass

24 runs (33% beginner, 29% intermediate, 38% advanced), 4 lifts, 10km of runs, 189m vertical drop, 1765m - 1954m elevation, 50 acres of skiable area and 5-6 hour drive from Sydney/ 

Selwyn Snow Resort

15 runs (40% beginner, 48% intermediate, 12% advanced), 9 lifts, 122m vertical drop, 1492m - 1614m elevation, 45 acres of skiable area and 5.5 hour drive from Sydney

 

Victoria

Mount Buller

41 runs (20% beginner, 45% intermediate, 35% advanced),  22 lifts, 100km of runs, 400m vertical drop, 1390m - 1790m elevation, 299 ha of skiable terrain and 3.5 hours drive from Melbourne.

Falls Creek

92 runs (27% beginner, 60% intermediate, 23% advanced), 14 lifts, 92km of runs, 64km of groomed cross-country ski trails, 280m vertical drop, 1500m - 1780m elevation, 450 acres of skiable area and 4.5 hour drive from Melbourne. 

Mount Hotham

Known for its great village with over 20 restaurants and bars. 66 runs (20% beginner, 40% intermediate, 40% advanced), 12 lifts, 50km of runs, 5 km of cross-country ski trails, 395m vertical drop, 1450m – 1845m elevation, 320 acres of skiable area and 4.5 hours drive from Melbourne or 8 hours from Sydney.

Mount Baw Baw

21 (33% beginner, 48% intermediate, 19% advanced), 6 lifts, 10km runs, 110m vertical drop, 1450m - 1560m elevation, 35 acres of skiable area and 3 hour drive from Melbourne/ 

Mount Buffalo

14km groomed cross county trails and no lifts.

 

Tasmania

Ben Lomond

7 ski lifts, 6 km, 112m vertical drop and 1460m - 1572m elevation. 

Mount Mawson

3 ski lifts. 4 km of trails, 100m vertical drop and 1200m - 1300m elevation

 

For travel to these Australian snow resorts, you can get snow travel insurance for domestic trips that provides cover for:

  • Snow Sport Equipment
  • Snow Equipment Replacement Hire
  • Snow Prepaid Expenses
  • Snow Resort Closure
  • All other benefits on the domestic policy also apply while you are in the ski field

There is NO medical cover for injuries whilst skiing or snowboarding.

For complete details, see our snow travel insurance policy for all your questions about skiing and snowboarding cover.  

Adventure add-on pack

If you are planning on doing anything adventurous, you may need to purchase an Adventure Pack to cover you for these activities. Examples of adventure activities include abseiling, scuba diving below 10m or quad biking. 

Bicycle add-on pack

For those who are taking their bicycles and plan on doing some riding on your holiday, you can add-on the Bicycle Pack to give you travel insurance cover up to $5000 per bike in the event your bicycle is lost, stolen or damaged.

Domestic travel insurance Australia

Even though you're covered by Medicare or your private health insurer for medical expenses in Australia, a domestic travel insurance policy can provide cover for a wide variety of different situations.

Australia is a large and diverse country with a wide range of sights and experiences to offer. Whether you plan to travel to see the Blue Mountains, get a taste of Tasmania or dive at the Great Barrier Reef in far-north Queensland, you should make sure you have domestic travel insurance to provide protection for you and your family during your holiday.
 

Top 6 travel insurance tips for domestic travel

  1. See your doctor for a health check-up before you leave home and take enough prescription medication for your trip.
  2. Tell your doctor if you plan to try any new adventure sports or activities.
  3. Familiarise yourself with the regions you’re travelling to, transport options and activities.
  4. Scan, print and keep digital copies of all your travel documents with you whilst travelling.
  5. Download the Smartraveller app to receive up to date travel alerts and warnings.

Read our 29 Must Read Travel Health and Safety Tips

Does travel insurance cover medical expenses in Australia?

Insurance does NOT cover any medical expenses when you are travelling within Australia. When you are in Australia, any medical costs would need to be covered by Medicare, your private health insurance or out of your own pocket.

It is actually legislated by the Australian Government that travel insurance companies are unable to provide cover for medical expenses within Australia for Australian residents and citizens, who are eligible for Australian Medicare. The intention is for any medical costs to remain under Medicare or Private Health.

Please note that ambulance services are state run services and Medicare does not necessarily cover you for ambulance trips.

Whilst a domestic travel insurance policy does not provide cover for medical expenses, it can provide cover for Cancellation due to a medical situation.

Domestic Medical Expense Example

If a family had bought a Domestic Plus policy to cover a family holiday to the Gold Coast during the September school holidays with activities including theme parks, going to the beach and hiking. And two days before the family was due to depart on a flight from Sydney to the Gold Coast, one of the children broke his leg whilst riding a skateboard that required surgery to reset the leg that meant they needed to cancel the holiday.

In this instance, the costs of the surgery would be covered by Medicare and their private health insurance policy and not their domestic policy.

However, the cost for any flight, hotel or theme park tickets that cannot be refunded may be claimed, as a result of the medical incident.

But don’t think that travelling domestically that you’ll always be covered for every eventuality. There are plenty of other non-medical situations that can affect your holiday.

Do you need travel insurance for cruises in Australian waters?

Cruises are increasingly popular among Australians of all ages. Many choose international destinations, but there are also many great cruise options closer to home around Australia and the Pacific Islands.

A lot of travellers don't realise this, but even if your cruise remains in domestic waters, your private health insurance and Medicare are unlikely to provide medical cover as soon as you board the ship.

Medicare will only cover you if the doctor onboard is registered with Medicare. In the majority of cases, this is unlikely to be the case, so if you became sick or injured whilst cruising, you may find yourself out of pocket for the full cost of medical treatment.

Being out at sea also means that if you needed urgent medical treatment for a broken bone or a serious illness, you would have to be evacuated from the ship by helicopter or boat to the nearest land hospital, costing upwards of $20,000 AUD.

A medical evacuation can be very expensive and would also be at your own expense unless you’re covered by travel insurance with medical evacuation cover included.

For these reasons, cruise companies recommend cruise travel insurance for all travellers, regardless of where your cruise is going or whether or not it’s leaving Australian waters.

 

Does insurance cover Rental Car damage?

Our domestic policies include cover of up to $5000 for Rental Vehicle Insurance Excess. We do not directly provide cover for any damage to the car, van or campervan that you are hiring. Our domestic policy covers the Excess the rental vehicle company charges on any damage caused to the vehicle. You will need to ensure the vehicle is insured directly with the car hire company. There is no cover available for hire of mopeds, scooters, motorbikes or golf carts.

 

Does travel insurance cover domestic flights?

Domestic policies provide cover for direct flights, connecting domestic flights within Australia or domestic flights connecting to international flights. The policy provides cover for a number of benefits related to flights within Australia including:

  • Travel Delays where you can claim $200 per day should you be delayed by more than 6 hours
  • Lost, stolen or damaged luggage on a domestic flight
  • Trip cancellation costs that the airline will not refund if you need to cancel your trip.
  • Special Events Transport cover to cover the reasonable costs of additional transport to make it to scheduled event such as wedding, funeral, sporting event or concert.

Travel insurance is not mandatory, so you do not necessarily need it and you can fly without travel insurance domestically. Whether you should fly without it and whether it is worth buying it, is up to you. You should consider the benefits a domestic policy can provide for domestic flights and its other included benefits. 


 

What is NOT covered by domestic travel insurance?

  • Medical expenses incurred within Australia
  • Breaking Australian law
  • Being under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs
  • Failing to disclosing pre-existing conditions
  • Not keeping possessions in sight and reach to protect your belongings
  • Ignoring government warnings, advice or media in emergency situations

You should read the Product Disclosure Statement so you are aware of what is and is not covered by your domestic policy.

 

Do I need travel insurance for domestic travel in Australia?

As you’ll be travelling within Australia, your health expenses are already covered by Medicare or your private health insurance. But if an injury or sickness does occur prior to your trip which results in you needing to cancel your trip, you’ll have cancellation cover.

Besides, illness or an injury affecting your holiday, there are still things that can and do go wrong and it’s better to be prepared for any unexpected situations which could turn a dream local holiday into a nightmare.

 So travel insurance can certainly cover domestic travel with Australia.

 

Why buy domestic travel insurance?

You can get domestic insurance for a wide range of benefits so you can embrace the opportunities that are available to you when travelling around Australia including skiing, hiking, diving and driving!

If you’re travelling domestically within Australia, you should consider a policy that provides 24-hour emergency assistance as well as cover for what’s most important to you.

 Domestic travel insurance includes benefits that provide cover for:

Trip cancellation

Unlimited cover for cancellation of your holiday due to an unexpected illness or injury.

24 Hour Emergency Assistance Helpline

Should you find yourself in emergency situation, you should call 000, but our emergency team are also there 24/7 to assist you. 

Lost Luggage

Cover for the loss, theft or accidental damage of luggage and personal items.

Rental car insurance excess.

Automatic Rental Vehicle Insurance Excess up to $5,000 if you're hiring a car or campervan. 

Trip Disruption

Expenses incurred if your travel companion is sick or injured. 

Trip Resumption

Covers the cost of returning to your trip if it was interrupted for unexpected reasons outside of your control.

Accidental Death

In the unfortunate event of the death of a traveller listed on the policy, there is cover for a payment of $25,000. 

Personal liability

Cover for any compensation payable for damage to property or injury/death of a person and the costs associated with defending claims of legal liability. This does not extend to motor vehicle accidents with a rental vehicle, this should be covered under the rental car insurance.   

Travel Delay

Expenses incurred if your trip is delayed or you miss a connecting flight to a special event. 

Snow Sports

Cover for your ski and snowboarding equipment and prepaid ski passes.

 

See the table below for more information about what's included under each benefit:

Medical Benefits

Basics Domestic Plus Standard Saver Comprehensive Snow Sports Plus Frequent Traveller Saver

Overseas 24/7 Emergency Medical Assistance^

sub-limits:

Unlimited ––– Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

Funeral/cremation Overseas and/or bringing your remains home (per person)

$15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

Unlimited ––– Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

Overseas Emergency Dental

$500 ––– $750 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000

Overseas Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation

Unlimited ––– Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

Overseas Hospital Cash Payment^

sub-limits:

––– ––– ––– $5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Daily Limit (per person)

$50 $50 $50

Accidental Death

Travellers Aged 80 to 89:
––– $25,000
$20,000
––– $25,000
$20,000
$25,000
$20,000
$25,000
$20,000

Death of a Dependant (per Dependant)

$5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Permanent Disability^

Travellers Aged 80 to 89:
––– ––– ––– $50,000
$20,000
$50,000
$20,000
$25,000
$20,000

Permanent Disability of a Dependant (per Dependant)

$5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Loss of Income^

sub-limits:

––– ––– ––– $10,400 $10,400 $10,400

Weekly Limit (per person) - up to 26 weeks

$400 $400 $400

Financial Benefits

Basics Domestic Plus Standard Saver Comprehensive Snow Sports Plus Frequent Traveller Saver

Trip Cancellation Expenses

sub-limits:

––– Unlimited $25,000 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

Travel Agents Cancellation Fees

$1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000

Personal Liability

$1,000,000 $5,000,000 $2,500,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000

Trip Disruption Expenses

sub-limits:

––– $50,000 $30,000 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000

Trip Resumption Expenses

$3,000 $2,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000

Luggage & Personal Effects

sub-limits:

Optional $7,500 $5,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000

Personal computers,video recorders or cameras (per item)

$3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000

Mobile phones and tablets (per item)

$1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000

All other unspecified items (per item)

$750 $750 $750 $750 $750 $750

Luggage and Personal Effects stolen from a Locked Storage Compartment of an unoccupied vehicle during daylight hours

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000

Passports, Credit Cards & Credit Card Fraud^

––– ––– $2,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Special Event Transport Expenses

––– $5,000 ––– $5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Rental Vehicle Excess

sub-limits:

––– $5,000 Optional Optional Optional Optional

Return of Rental Vehicle

$500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Travel Delay Expenses

sub-limits:

––– $2,000 ––– $2,000 $2,000 $2,000

Daily Limit (per person)

(we will pay up to $200 for each full 24 hours beyond the initial 6 hour delay)

$200 $200 $200 $200

Delay of Luggage and Personal Effects^

––– ––– ––– $750 $750 $750

Theft of Cash^

––– ––– ––– $250 $250 $250

Snow Sports Benefits

Basics Domestic Plus Standard Saver Comprehensive Snow Sports Plus Frequent Traveller Saver

Snow Sport Equipment

––– $1,500 ––– ––– $1,500 –––

Snow Equipment Replacement Hire

––– $1,500 ––– ––– $1,500 –––

Snow Prepaid Expenses

––– $750 ––– ––– $750 –––

Snow Resort Closure

sub-limits:

––– $1,000 ––– ––– $1,000 –––

Daily Limit (per person)

$100 $100

Please note: This is only a summary of benefits. Exclusions and sub-limits apply to each cover type. Benefit limits shown are for Single and Duo (per person) policies. Pooled Benefits mean that Family policy benefit limits apply for the whole family and are double the corresponding benefit limit under a Single policy, except for certain benefits - please refer to the Product Disclosure Statement for full details. ^Cover under these Benefits are excluded while travelling within Australia.

The Domestic Plus policy can also be further tailored to suit your trip with optional add-ons like the Adventure Pack and High Value Item cover.

Domestic Travel Insurance Reviews

A friend in need is a friend indeed

The policy was of good value, especially when one unexpectedly becomes ill. Easy to set up, just answer questions. Computer system easy to follow. The customer support was excellent. My queries were efficiently handled and with courtesy.

Joe – Productreview.com.au

 

Excellent Travel Insurance

This was the first time I used these guys for a domestic travel insurance policy. The policy itself was very good value. I had a minor accident when I was driving a rental vehicle. Reported the accident to fast cover immediately. Very friendly staff. After coming back from holidays, did the online claim. The process was fast and smooth. Would definitely use this company for my future trips and recommend it to family and friends.

Masoud – Productreview.com.au

 

Easy Decision

Fast Cover were our chosen insurer as all requirements were met for a great price. Easy decision made. We look forward to enjoying a perfect holiday knowing that we have Fast Covers support.

Eaun – Compare Travel Insurance

 

Such a good insurance company

After having insured with Fast Cover many times I find the policy is of excellent value, and so easy to set up online. I have recommended this company to many of my friends as I am extremely satisfied with how friendly and helpful they are.

Mim – Productreview.com.au

 

Comprehensive travel insurance

We have used Fast Cover many times and find this company in particular good value for money and cover all the items we need as senior travellers.

Rainy – Productreview.com.au

 

Helpful service

The policy was very well priced and options were available so I could tailor what I purchased to my needs. I set it up online, paid and had confirmation and printable paperwork in less than 15 minutes. On the occasion I needed to make a claim, this was dealt with quickly and satisfactorily by helpful telephone assistants. I continue to buy my travel insurance from Fast Cover.

Sandy – Productreview.com.au

 

Top 10 travel safety tips for Australia

  1.  Pack for your specific trip
    Australia is a vast country of varying climates, so pack for the environment. This could mean sunscreen, plenty of water, warm clothing or taking an emergency beacon.

  2. Wear Sunscreen
    The sun in Australia can be unrelenting, apply sunscreen 30 minutes before you go out in the sun and reapply every couple of hours throughout the day.

  3. Only swim at patrolled beaches
    The ocean can be very dangerous and unpredictable, always swim between the red and yellow flags as this is the safest place and so you can get help if you get into trouble.

  4. Prepare for the outback
    Know that you can be on your own if something goes wrong, there’s no phone reception in the outback. Take more than enough water, food and fuel for your trip. Let someone know when you expect to arrive.

  5. Bushfire season
    If you see smoke or a bushfire, act quickly as fires can move very quickly. Tune into local radio and obey instructions immediately to evacuate areas.

  6. Stop revive survive
    Driving anywhere in Australia can often mean covering vast distances which you may not be used to. Take a regular breaks every two hours and share the driving if possible.

  7. Register your trip
    If you plan on going anywhere remote whether that be driving or hiking, tell friends and family where you are going and when you are expected to return. If a register is available at the beginning of a hike, complete your trip details.

  8. Keep your luggage and belongings in sight and reach at all times
    Whilst crime is relatively low in Australia, petty crime does exist and opportunistic thieves are around, so don’t leave anything unattended. This is particularly apparent at the beach whilst you are swimming, so leave your stuff with a friend or ask your friend to mind your stuff for you.   

  9. Prepare for hiking or going into the bush or wilderness
    Wear appropriate hiking shoes to protect you from spiders and snakes, wear sunscreen, take a hat, insect repellent, plenty of water and matches to start a fire.

  10. Print and save electronic copies of your travel insurance policy with you
    If the unexpected happens, you want to have the contact details and your policy details of your travel insurance handy so you can contact them for assistance.

Why choose Fast Cover for your domestic holiday?

  1. Kids are covered FREE when travelling with an insured adult
  2. 14 Day Money Back Guarantee for any reason if you haven’t travelled
  3. 48-hour price guarantee on all quotes
  4. Automatic Cover for 43 pre-existing medical conditions - No medical assessments required to buy a policy!
  5. User-friendly website makes buying insurance online fast and simple.
  6. Our Emergency Assistance team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to assist you.

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.

48 hour price

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

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.

immediate cover

Buy today and your cover starts today for the money you've spent on hotels, flights or tours in the event of unexpected sickness, injury, family emergencies or natural disasters.

Domestic Travel Insurance FAQs

The maximum period you can buy a domestic policy is 3 months. You can buy it up to 12 months prior to your departure to cover you for cancellation, but the travel period can only be 3 months. The exception to this is if you buy a Domestic Cruise policy where the duration can be a maximum of 12 months.

The standard excess of $200 applies per claim. This means if you are claiming for different events on the one policy, you will need to pay the excess on each occasion. You do have the option of reducing this excess to $100 or $0 for an extra cost.

Your domestic policy ideally should provide cover for cancellation, luggage, rental car insurance excess and any costs if your trip is disrupted and to resume your trip, just like international travel insurance.

It can be relatively cheap compared to the cost of your holiday. In fact, if you are considering reducing the excess on your Rental Vehicle, it could potentially save you money as often the total cost of an insurance policy which has other benefits can be less than reducing it with an insurance company. Compare Domestic travel insurance prices with their excess reduction and see what’s the best option for you.

You can purchase a policy anytime from 12 months prior to departure right up to the date of departure.  The earlier you buy the better as it gives you the longest period of cancellation cover for any pre-purchased accommodation, transport or ticket costs.

Whenever you’re travelling within Australia, most people are looking for the best domestic or cheapest domestic travel insurance. Either way, it’s always important to choose the right travel insurance for your specific destination. If you are travelling domestically then buying a travel insurance policy can give you cover for unexpected events before your trip or whilst you are travelling in Australia. Fast Cover can provide great value travel insurance for you and your family to travel anywhere within Australia. Get a domestic travel insurance quote now for your trip.   

 

 

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.