Australia Domestic Travel Insurance | Fast Cover

Domestic

All of Australia including Lord Howe Island, Thursday Island, Christmas Island, Cocos Island and Norfolk Island

Not included

Pacific

Bali, Indonesia, New Zealand & South Pacific. (Choose Worldwide for Hawaii)

Not included

Asia

All Asian countries except Japan. (Choose Worldwide for Japan)

Not included

Europe

All European countries
(including Turkey) and the Russian Federation.

Not included

Worldwide

All countries including North & South America (including Hawaii), Japan, Middle East, Africa & Antarctica.

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Domestic Travel Insurance

In Australia, an amazing holiday can be found closer than many think. Australia is a big and diverse country with a wide range of sights and experiences to offer. From an endless coastline to seaside resorts, misty mountain retreats, expansive national parks, snow fields and wine growing regions, there’s so much to see here. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), more than 65 million overnight trips are being made by Australians every year.

Whether you plan to travel to see the Blue Mountains, get a taste of Tasmania or dive at the Great Barrier Reef, you should make sure you have domestic travel insurance to provide protection for you and your family specifically for the trip.

 

Who needs domestic travel cover?

Australian residents or 457 visa holders who are eligible for Medicare and are planning to travel in Australia can choose our domestic travel insurance. Our policies provide cover for you and your family for travel in Australia for just one day or up to a whole year.

The insurance policies can be tailored to suit your trip and come with a wide range of benefits so you can embrace the opportunities that come when travelling Australia, whether that’s skiing, hiking or diving. There’s also no age limit for our Domestic travel insurance policies, so get your free quote today to find insurance that suits you.

What does domestic cover include?

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

However, even if you’re just holidaying within Australia, there are things can go wrong other than injuries or sickness and it’s better to be prepared for any unexpected situations which could turn a fantastic holiday into a not so fantastic one.

Domestic insurance policies include the benefits that are important to travellers. Our travel insurance provides covers for you in many important areas including:

  • Cancellation of your holiday due to unexpected illness and the resultant lost deposits
  • Expenses incurred if your travel companion is sick or injured
  • Expenses incurred if your trip is delayed
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Loss, theft or accidental damage of luggage and personal items
  • Rental car excess for when you hire a car
  • Personal liability claims
  • Accidental death

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, S or B (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 so many great cruise options around Australia and into the Pacific. Your cruise may be in domestic waters, but as soon as you board your boat, Medicare and your private health insurance may not consider you to be travelling ‘domestically’ anymore.

Cruise companies recommend travel insurance for all travellers regardless of where your cruise is going or whether it’s leaving Australian waters or not. Medicare will only cover you if the doctor on board is registered with Medicare. In the majority of cases, this is unlikely to be the case, so you may be up for the full cost of medical treatment. Being out at sea also means any evacuation can be very expensive as it can include a helicopter which would also be at your expense unless you’re covered by travel insurance.

So even if you're only cruising up the Australian coast, consider getting Domestic Cruise travel insurance to make sure you're covered should something go wrong at sea.

 

Why choose Fast Cover?

  • We’re an Australian travel insurance specialist who only provide travel insurance.
  • We are underwritten by Allianz, an international insurer with a global network who help more then 250 million people every year to protect themselves while travelling.
  • We don’t need you to fill in a medical assessment when you take out a policy.
  • Our easy to use website makes buying insurance online simple.
  • Our domestic policy also includes valuable extras and benefits at an affordable price so you can have peace of mind while you travel.
  • $0 excess for Domestic Travel Insurance claims.
  • Our Global Assistance team is on hand 24 hours a day to assist you.

 

Why Choose Us?

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. *

We’re Australian, so we understand how Aussies travel and you’ll only ever talk to Australian based staff.

We cover your kids so they can travel with you free of additional charge. 7

Travel with confidence knowing your travel insurance policy is underwritten by Allianz.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Domestic Travel Insurance

  1. Are domestic flights covered under my Domestic policy?

    Yes, cover is offered for domestic flights under the Cancellation, Alternative Transport Expenses & Travel Delays Benefits.

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  2. When should I buy my Travel Insurance?

    You can buy your Travel Insurance up to 12 months before your Departure Date and you need to buy your policy BEFORE you leave Australia. Unlimited Cancellation cover for Cancellation Fees and Lost Deposits starts instantly when your policy is issued. It can be best to buy your policy as early as possible to cover you for Cancellation should the unexpected occur before you start your trip.

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  3. I'm only going on a cruise around Australia, do I still need a Cruise policy?

    Yes, even though your cruise may never leave Australian Waters, most cruise ships are staffed with non-Medicare registered doctors, who charge overseas (mainly US Dollars) prices. As you can imagine, these costs can quickly rise. Even if you are only cruising around Australia, ensure you select a Cruise Domestic & Pacific Policy to ensure any on-board medical expenses are covered.

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  4. Am I covered for Ambulance costs if I have a Domestic Policy?

    No, you would need to claim it on your Private Health Insurance if you have it or pay the Ambulance bill.

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  5. What region should I select for Norfolk Island as it is considered part of Australia, but is not covered by Medicare?

    You should buy a Domestic Policy as from 1st July 2016 the Australian Government extended the Medicare Benefits Schedule to include Norfolk Island.

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Australia's most
popular destination
is NZ +

60% of overseas travel was for a holiday +

2/3 of overseas spending was for holiday +

*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 apply. #Available with our Comprehensive policies only. **No cover is provided for pregnancy, childbirth or related complications unless it is a single, uncomplicated pregnancy up to and including 23 weeks. In any event we will not pay medical expenses for regular antenatal care, childbirth at any gestation or care of the newborn child. Complications mean any secondary diagnosis occurring prior to, during the course of, concurrent with, or as a result of the pregnancy, which may adversely affect the pregnancy outcome.

+Statistics based on 'Travel by Australians' quarterly report for June 2013, 'Tourism Industry Facts & Figures at a Glance' September 2012, Cruise Industry Source Market Report: Australia 2013 and Fast Cover Customers

1The premium paid is refunded within 14 days after you are issued your Certificate of Insurance provided you have not started your Journey and you do not want to make a claim or to exercise any other right under the policy. 3Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses. 4Emergency Medical Assistance. 5The cover for cancellation fees and lost deposits begins from the time the policy is issued. 6Buy a Duo policy and save 5% versus the cost of two single policies. Excess reduction discount is based on the cost of excess reduction under a Duo policy versus the cost under two single policies. Duo policies do not provide cover for any dependant children. 7Your children or grandchildren not in full time employment who are under the age of 21 and travelling with you on the Journey are included at no extra charge. 8Spouse (or legally recognised de facto) and Dependants covered for free when accompanying primary policyholder. 9Based on a 0-59 year old travelling to the Pacific region for 4 weeks, Plan E Standard with an excess of $200. 10Provided you have not been hospitalised (including any day surgery or emergency department attendance) for the condition in the 24 months prior to the time of policy issue.

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