Why all Australians should take out travel insurance before going overseas:-
For most Australians, overseas travel is a wonderful experience.
Unfortunately, however, every day our consular officers deal with human tragedies involving the death, injury or hospitalisation of Australians abroad. Each year we handle over 20,000 cases involving Australians in difficulty overseas. This includes over 700 hospitalisations, 600 deaths and 100 evacuations of Australians to another location for medical purposes.
Travel insurance provides good levels of cover for pre-booked trips and accommodation, for car hire and luggage. You probably have a fairly light schedule to keep and a set date to return so you cannot afford any unforeseen delays.