A Backpacker's Travel Insurance Guide for Backpacking around Australia
When you're backpacking around Australia anything can happen and you'll need travel insurance to protect yourself in case of an emergency. No matter how much time you spend in Australia (or anywhere else abroad), travel insurance is a major priority when you're planning your trip.
The insurance policy you choose should be the best you can afford and include every type of cover you will need for the entire duration of your trip. Loss or theft of your personal items should be included as well as health cover and any other personal requirements.
Even if a backpacker is lucky enough to be a citizen from a country which is eligible for the reciprocal health care agreement (read our Australian Medicare Service For Backpacker's In Australia
article for more information) they won't airlift you to safety, provide an ambulance without charge or offer dental care.
With the vast amount of companies out there selling insurance, spending some time researching and comparing various policies could be the difference between a happy holiday or disaster.
The idea is to get as many quotes as you can and read through them to see exactly what is INCLUDED and what is EXCLUDED in the policy. Then gradually narrowing down your results, you can make the final decision in confidence that you have chosen the best insurance you can find.
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Appointed Person & Help from home!!!
When you go backpacking around Australia, it's important to have somebody you can trust at home to help you out when you need to get things done. This will be your appointed person and they will be helping you manage your trip when you're in Australia. Learn how to keep everything in order while your backpacking around Australia.
Hostels in Australia (Hostel Life of the Backpacker)
When you're backpacking around Australia on a budget the hostels are an ideal place to stay. Hostels cater for backpackers who are looking for a temporary base whilst exploring the awesomeness of Australia. Learn about hostel life in Australia and some great tips on where to stay.
Packing Guide & Checklist for Backpacking Around Australia
Read our helpful backpacking checklist and get lots of tips about what to pack before you go to Australia. Learn about choosing the right backpack, what essentials you will need to take with you and how to travel light when you need to.
Australian Medicare Service For Backpacker's In Australia
Primarily the Medicare system (similar to N.H.S in the U.K) is for Australian citizens, but if you're from a country which participates in the reciprocal health care agreement you may be eligible to join Medicare and gain 'immediate access' to the services they provide. If you're eligble, this is well worth the effort and can be of considerable value if you're backpacking in Australia for longer periods.
Travel Safety Tips (Having Fun & Staying Safe)
It's important to learn a little bit about travel safety in Australia for you and the people you are travelling with. In this article we discuss travel safety ideas for backpackers in Australia and outline some helpful hints & tips for staying safe on holiday.
Backpackers Geography of Australia - Weather Patterns, Maps, States & Cities
A little bit of research about Australia's geography can go a long way when planning your trip. The weather patterns in Australia can make all the difference to your plans! The monsoon (wet season) for example, can make travel dangerous in the summer months up in northern Australia. In this section you can learn about the weather patterns, states and major cities of Australia.