Backpacker Travel Insurance

Being a backpacker is all about freedom and flexibility. Freedom and flexibility to change your mind, and to experience as much as possible – which includes travelling more affordably.

When you’re planning your adventure at home, it can be tempting to think you should go without travel insurance to save money, but that is a risky and potentially expensive choice to make. Generally, if you can’t afford to pay for travel insurance, you will be unlikely to be able to pay a hospital bill for emergency medical treatment either if the unexpected happens. Don’t leave it to your mum or dad to pick up the pieces, make travel insurance a necessity so you can relax knowing that you have good cover.

 

Comprehensive cover for backpackers

Our TravelCare policy provides excellent protection for backpackers with comprehensive travel insurance that doesn’t break the bank.

Our comprehensive TravelCare insurance includes cover for:

  • Unlimited medical and evacuation expenses that arise due to unexpected events while on your journey
  • Cancellation fees and lost deposits - increase your cover depending on the cost of your journey
  • Damaged or lost baggage
  • Personal items if they are stolen or damaged
  • Rental car excess should you have an accident
  • Emergency dental treatment
  • Funeral costs

As fun as backpacking can be, there are things that you won’t be covered for. Couch surfing at a stranger’s place or hitchhiking is not something you would be covered for should anything go wrong. Like most insurance policies, there are exclusions that apply, so make sure you check these before you decide to purchase a policy.

 

Need some help?

If you would like to get in touch, we’re here to help. Please feel free to email us info@scti.com.au at any time, or speak to one of our friendly insurance experts on 1800 196 484. Our office hours are Monday - Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm AEST/AEDT.

When calling from overseas, our worldwide emergency assistance team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on +61 2 9191 1180.

 

What you need to know

This page provides a summary of the key terms only. As with all insurance policies, terms and conditions apply. For our terms and conditions (including information about exclusions, excesses and sub limits) we recommend you read the Combined FSG and PDS.