Road trip travel insurance

Planning on heading and exploring the open road on a driving holiday? Consider getting the right protection with travel insurance for road trips with WAS.


Travel insurance for road trips with WAS.

There’s a lot to plan when you’re contemplating a road trip. What route are you going to take? How many days do you want to travel for? What hotels are you going to stay at? Consider organising road trip travel insurance to your list of things to do. Road trip travel insurance provides coverage for unexpected events that may occur during a road trip, such as accidents, or other unforeseen issues. It is important to note that this travel insurance does not remove the need for you to take out car insurance which will generally provide cover for matters such as road accidents and breakdowns.

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Why should I consider travel insurance for my road trip?

There’s nothing more freeing than hitting the road and travelling to your own itinerary, stopping when and where you want and going at your own pace.

However, when you’re driving, accidents can happen. Driving for long periods can cause tiredness and lead to a driving mistake, or your car may not be quite as reliable as you thought it was!

If you’re driving in another country, different driving laws and an unfamiliar rental car could also be factors leading to an incident. If you get into an accident, you want to know you’re covered with financial protection at what may be a stressful time.

Consider if our plans offer the desired coverage for your upcoming road trip

What’s covered in a travel insurance policy for a road trip?

We offer a range of plans to suit your unique needs and budgetary requirements. Our travel insurance options offer extra security when planning your driving experience, knowing you can be covered if things go wrong while out on the road:

Essentially, your travel insurance policy can provide protection against a range of activities, depending on your preferences and the activities you’re planning. Our plans can include cover for:

What is rental vehicle insurance excess cover?

Rental vehicle insurance excess is an optional insurance benefit that protects you against any excess charges you may incur in the event your hire car is damaged or stolen.

So, if your rental vehicle insurance has an excess of $1,000 and you have an accident where damage of $2,500 is caused to your rental vehicle; WAS travel insurance would cover the $1,000 excess, and the rental vehicle insurance would review the claim for the remaining $1,500. Depending on your plans, rental car excess may not be good value for your needs – check what’s right for you.

*Note that not all benefits apply and will depend on whether you have selected them (and are reflected on your Certificate of Insurance). Terms, conditions, exclusions, limits and sub-limits apply. Please read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and Target Market Determination (TMD) for further details.

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