Domestic Travel Insurance for Australia | Fast Cover

Domestic Travel Insurance

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 Down Under.

Who should get Domestic Plus travel insurance?

Fast Cover can provide great value travel insurance for you and your family to travel anywhere within Australia, including Norfolk Island, Christmas Island, Thursday Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

A Domestic Plus travel insurance policy is ideal for:

  • Families taking an interstate road trip to visit family or friends
  • Couples on a romantic weekend getaway
  • 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 of Ningaloo Reef
  • Visitors to Norfolk Island, Thursday Island or Christmas Island

There’s also no age limit for our Domestic Plus travel insurance policies, so get your free quote online today or talk to us if you need help finding insurance that suits you.

What does Domestic Plus travel insurance include?

As you’ll be travelling within Australia, your health expenses are already covered by Medicare or your private health insurance.

However, there are still things that can go wrong other than injuries or sickness, and it’s better to be prepared for any unexpected situations which could turn a dream holiday Down Under into a nightmare.

Our Domestic Plus policy comes with 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!

It has all the inclusions we think you might need, such as:

  • Cover for cancellation of your holiday due to an unexpected illness or injury
  • Expenses incurred if your travel companion is sick or injured
  • Expenses incurred if your trip is delayed or you miss a connecting flight
  • Cover for skiing and snowboarding
  • Cover for the loss, theft or accidental damage of luggage and personal items
  • Cover for the Rental Vehicle Excess if you're hiring a car or campervan
  • Personal liability insurance
  • Accidental death insurance

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.

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

Medical Benefits

Medical Only Domestic Standard Comprehensive Comprehensive Snow Multi Trip

Overseas 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 Assistance^

sub-limits:

$40,000 ––– $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 –––

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

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

Overseas Emergency Medical Assistance^

sub-limits:

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

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

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

Overseas Emergency Medical Assistance^

sub-limits:

Unlimited
$40,000
––– Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000
–––

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

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

Overseas Emergency Medical Assistance^

sub-limits:

Unlimited
$30,000
––– Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$30,000
–––

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

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

Overseas Emergency Medical Assistance^

sub-limits:


$40,000
$30,000
–––
$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000
–––

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^

sub-limits:

Unlimited ––– Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

Emergency Dental Expenses (per person)

$500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

sub-limits:

$40,000 ––– $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 $40,000

Emergency Dental Expenses (per person)

$500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

sub-limits:

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

Emergency Dental Expenses (per person)

$500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

sub-limits:

Unlimited
$40,000
––– Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000

Emergency Dental Expenses (per person)

$500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

sub-limits:

Unlimited
$30,000
––– Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$30,000
–––

Emergency Dental Expenses (per person)

$500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

sub-limits:


$40,000
$30,000
–––
$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000
–––

Emergency Dental Expenses (per person)

$500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Hospital Cash Allowance^^

sub-limits:

––– ––– $2,500 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Daily Limit (per person)

$50 $50 $50 $50

Accidental Death

sub-limits:

––– $25,000 ––– $25,000 $25,000 $25,000

Death of a Dependant (per Dependant)

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

Permanent Disability^^

sub-limits:

––– ––– ––– $25,000 $25,000 $25,000

Permanent Disability of a Dependant (per Dependant)

$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

Medical Only Domestic Standard Comprehensive Comprehensive Snow Multi Trip

Cancellation Fees & Lost Deposits

sub-limits:

––– Unlimited Unlimited 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

Cancellation Fees & Lost Deposits

sub-limits:

––– $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 ––– –––

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 $1,500 $1,500

Cancellation Fees & Lost Deposits

sub-limits:

––– $30,000 $30,000 $30,000 ––– –––

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 $1,500 $1,500

Cancellation Fees & Lost Deposits

Travellers Aged 80 to 89:

sub-limits:

––– Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000
––– –––

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 $1,500 $1,500

Cancellation Fees & Lost Deposits

Travellers Aged 90 and above:

sub-limits:

––– Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$30,000
––– –––

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 $1,500 $1,500

Cancellation Fees & Lost Deposits

Travellers Aged 80 to 89:
Travellers Aged 90 and above:

sub-limits:

–––
$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000
––– –––

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 $1,500 $1,500

Personal Liability

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

Additional Expenses

sub-limits:

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

Resumption of Journey

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

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

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

Luggage & Personal Effects

sub-limits:

––– $7,500 $5,000 $7,500 $7,500 $7,500

Personal computers,video recorders or cameras (per item)

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

Mobile phones (including PDAs and any items with phone capabilities) (per item)

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

All other unspecified items (per item)

$750 $750 $750 $750 $750

Luggage and Personal Effects stolen from a Locked Storage Compartment of an unoccupied vehicle during daylight hours (limit of $200 per item applies)

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

Travel Documents, Credit Cards & Travellers Cheques^^

––– ––– $2,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Alternative Transport Expenses

––– $5,000 ––– $5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Rental Vehicle Insurance 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

Luggage & Personal Effects Delay Expenses^^

––– ––– ––– $250 $250 $250

Theft of Cash^^

––– ––– ––– $250 $250 $250

Snow Sports Benefits

Medical Only Domestic Standard Comprehensive Comprehensive Snow Multi Trip

Snow Sport Overseas Emergency Medical Assistance

sub-limits:

––– ––– ––– ––– Unlimited –––

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

$15,000

Snow Sport Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^^

sub-limits:

––– ––– ––– ––– Unlimited –––

Emergency Dental Expenses (per person)

$500

Own Snow Sport Equipment

––– $1,500 ––– ––– $1,500 –––

Snow Sport Equipment Hire

––– $1,500 ––– ––– $1,500 –––

Snow Ski Pack

––– $750 ––– ––– $750 –––

Piste Closure

sub-limits:

––– $1,000 ––– ––– $1,000 –––

Daily Limit (per person)

$100 $100

Bad Weather & Avalanche Closure

––– $750 ––– ––– $750 –––

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. 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 table of benefits in the PDS for full details.

 

^There is no cover under these Policy Sections while travelling in Australia. There is cover under these Policy Sections while travelling on a domestic cruise in Australian waters where you have purchased Plans A, B or C (selecting Region 3) or Plan M. Refer to the "Geographical Regions" section of this PDS for details (pages 12 to 13). ^^ There is no cover under these Policy Sections while travelling in Australia - refer to the "Geographical Regions" section of this PDS for details (pages 12 to 13).

Do you need travel insurance for an Australian cruise?

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 is in domestic waters, your private health insurance may no longer provide medical cover as soon as you board the ship.

Medicare will also 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 got sick or injured while 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 to the nearest land hospital.

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

Why choose Fast Cover for your domestic travel insurance?

  • We don’t require you to fill in a medical assessment form when you take out a policy.
  • Our user-friendly website makes buying insurance online fast and simple.
  • Our Domestic Plus policy includes extra benefits at an affordable price.
  • We automatically cover a huge list of different sports and activities such as snorkelling, hiking, hot air ballooning, and even shark cage diving!
  • We automatically include Rental Vehicle Excess Insurance up to $5,000 AUD.
  • Our Emergency Assistance team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to assist you.

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.

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

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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