Winner of Finder’s Best Travel Insurance — Comprehensive title
and a Mozo award for Exceptional Value Basic Travel Insurance in 2019

finder Awards 2019 Winner, Best Travel Insurance (Comprehensive)
MOZO's Experts Choice 2019 - Exceptional Value Basic Travel Insurance

What’s covered by travel insurance?

Cancellations and delays

Cancellation fees and lost deposits on prepaid travel, accommodation, meals, etc.; and travel delay expenses.

(Excluding epidemics, pandemics and infectious disease outbreaks; and Last Minute policy.)

Overseas medical and hospital expenses

Unlimited amount for emergency overseas medical and hospital expenses.

(Excluding pregnancy and childbirth.)

Pre-existing medical conditions

Cover for 27 pre-existing medical conditions.

Travel documents, credit cards and travellers cheques

Replacement passport, visas, travel money cards, travellers cheques and credit cards if they're lost, stolen or damaged.

(Comprehensive, Essential and Annual Multi-Trip policies only.)

Rental vehicle insurance excess

Any hire-car excess you become liable to pay as a result of the car being damaged or stolen.

(Excluding Last Minute policy.)

Luggage and personal effects

Cost of repairing, replacing or reimbursing you for your belongings if they're lost, stolen or damaged.

Personal liability cover

Legal liability cover in case you accidentally injure someone else or damage or lose someone else's property during your trip.

Cruise cover

Our four international travel insurance policies cover cruises, including those within Australian waters.

(Our Domestic policy does not cover cruises.)

Terms, conditions, limits and exclusions apply.
For full details, please read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS).

Choose your cover

Comprehensive Travel Insurance

Our most extensive policy. Covers you for our full list of benefits and entitles you to our maximum benefit amounts.

  • Overseas medical and hospital expenses – Unlimited amount
  • Cancellation and amendment fees – Unlimited amount
  • Luggage and personal effects – Up to $7,500
  • Additional expenses – Up to $40,000

Essential Travel Insurance

A critical level of protection at a cheaper price. Provides you with essential benefits and entitles you to generous benefit amounts.

  • Overseas medical and hospital expenses – Unlimited amount
  • Cancellation and amendment fees – Up to $12,500
  • Luggage and personal effects – Up to $5,000
  • Additional expenses – Up to $12,500

Last Minute Travel Insurance

A basic level of cover at our cheapest price. Includes an unlimited amount of overseas emergency medical and hospital expenses.

  • Overseas medical and hospital expenses – Unlimited amount
  • Cancellation and amendment fees
  • Luggage and personal effects – Up to $2,500
  • Additional expenses – Up to $5,000

Annual Multi-Trip Insurance

A comprehensive level of insurance for frequent travellers. Covers an unlimited number of up-to-30-days overseas trips you take within 12 months.

  • Overseas medical and hospital expenses – Unlimited amount
  • Cancellation and amendment fees – Unlimited amount
  • Luggage and personal effects – Up to $7,500
  • Additional expenses – Up to $40,000

Domestic Travel Insurance

Insurance for your travel within Australia. Includes cover for cancellation and amendment fees, and luggage and personal effects.

  • Cancellation and amendment fees – Up to $10,000
  • Luggage and personal effects – Up to $5,000
  • Additional expenses – Up to $5,000
  • Rental vehicle insurance excess – Up to $4,000

Compare all cover

Compare before you buy and choose the travel insurance that’s right for you.

Award-winning travel insurance

After comparing all the policies in their database, Finder awarded us their Best Travel Insurance — Comprehensive title in 2018 and 2019.

We also won a Mozo Experts Choice award in 2018 and 2019 for Exceptional Value Basic Travel Insurance (for our Last Minute policy).

finder Awards 2019 Winner, Best Travel Insurance (Comprehensive)
MOZO's Experts Choice 2019 - Exceptional Value Basic Travel Insurance

‘I really was extremely impressed with how easy Budget Direct made it. Being able to contact them any time, which was really important because it made us feel that there’s always someone there.’
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Overseas medical and emergency assistance

With Budget Direct travel insurance, you get 24/7 access to a worldwide network of 75,000+ medical and emergency assistance providers.

These include multilingual medical and travel specialists, air ambulances and hospitals. Depending on your needs, we can:

  • direct you to suitable medical facilities
  • help coordinate your evacuation and repatriation
  • provide assistance if your luggage, travel documents, credit cards or other valuables are lost or stolen.

Find out more

The information on this page is a summary only. For all the terms, conditions, limits and exclusions, please read the Product Disclosure Statement.

Make a claim

If your trip didn’t go entirely to plan and you need to make a claim, we’re here to help.

Frequently asked questions

When should I buy travel insurance?

It’s up to you exactly when to buy travel insurance, however it must be purchased before your trip commences.

By getting Budget Direct travel insurance as soon as you’ve booked and paid for some or all of your trip, you can be covered for things like your pre-paid travel and accommodation if you’re forced to cancel your trip due to an insured event (e.g. an unforeseen illness or injury).

(This is unless you have a Last Minute policy, which does not include cancellation cover.)

If you’re a frequent traveller with an Annual Multi-Trip policy, you’re covered for an unlimited number of up-to-30-days trips you take within 12 months to your chosen destination/s.

Before each trip, you won’t need to let us know where you’re going – unless your destination is not one you selected originally, in which case you will need to contact us or log into your online account and edit your policy.

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Can I get travel insurance if I have a pre-existing medical condition?

Budget Direct travel insurance covers 27 pre-existing health conditions.

See the list of covered pre-existing health conditions.

If your pre-existing medical condition is not one we cover, you can still be covered for claims (including overseas medical and hospital expenses) not related to your condition.

What does travel insurance cover?

Travel insurance can cover the financial costs of a wide range of unforeseen accidents or incidents on your trip.

Among the most important benefits provided by Budget Direct travel insurance are:

  • Overseas medical and hospital expenses – an unlimited amount for the cost of unforeseen emergency medical and hospital treatment overseas (excluding pregnancy and childbirth). Read more
  • Cancellation and amendment fees – the cost of pre-paid travel, accommodation, etc. in case you’re forced to call off or reschedule your trip due to an insured event (e.g. an unforeseen illness or injury). (Does not apply to Last Minute cover.) Read more
  • Luggage and personal effects – the cost of repairing, replacing or reimbursing you for your belongings if they are lost, stolen or damaged (sub-limits apply).
  • Additional expenses – extra travel, accommodation and meals expenses – over and above what you budgeted for – if your trip is disrupted or cut short due to an insured event.

For full details, including the terms, conditions, limits and exclusions that apply, please read the product disclosure statement.

See all Budget Direct travel insurance benefits and features

How much does travel insurance cost?

The cost of travel insurance depends on a number of factors, including your:

  • age
  • travel destination/s
  • trip duration
  • type of cover, including any optional extras you add to your policy.

Get a quote now to see how much it would cost to insure your next trip.

Which sports and activities does travel insurance cover?

Budget Direct travel insurance includes cover for more than 90 sports and activities and optional cover for more than 12 snow sports.

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