Seniors Travel Insurance Quotes

Please select at least 1 country or destination.
Please select a valid departure and return date.
Please input traveller age(s) from 0 to 120.

Please Note - If you are cruising around Australia you need to select Pacific.
With Regions, variances can apply for Bali, Indonesia, Japan and Middle East.
You are not required to enter stop-over countries if your stop-over is less than 48 hours.


We compare quotes from over 25 travel insurance brands in Australia. Do your comparison online to save time, worry and loads of money.


No hidden fees

No Hidden Fees

Travel agents and airlines charge huge commissions. We don’t! Our seniors insurance comparison is free to use. You'll be directed to the insurer's website to buy travel insurance without any sneaky charges. We promise!

No age limits

No age limits

Looking for holiday insurance over 70?We’re staying younger for longer and we’ve got heaps of policies for ages 60 to 120! So don't worry, you're not over the hill yet in terms of seniors travel insurance!

Feel secure

Feel secure

All the companies we compare have 24/7 emergency assistance, and are underwritten by reputable insurers such as Allianz Australia, Auto & General, Chubb, Lloyds, Great Lakes & more!

medical conditions

Medical conditions

Get instant cover for osteoporosis, high blood pressure and many more pre-existing conditions. One simple form makes it quick and easy to compare heaps of seniors travel insurance quotes.

grandchildren free

Grandchildren are free!

Most policies cover your grandkids for free as long as they’re under a certain age, not in full-time employment and named on your policy. Yippee to family holidays!

product choice

Product choice

We compare heaps of seniors policies from some of Australia’s most reputable travel insurers. We compare 25+ insurance brands including 1Cover, Amex, Budget DirectVirgin Money & more!


Need some help? Use the search box below to find answers to all those tricky seniors travel insurance questions. We have plenty of travel insurance tips to help ‘mature people’ compare policies and save.

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why you should get seniors travel insurance?

Finding the right travel insurance when you're over 65 is a must-do. Seniors travel insurance is vital to protect your holiday from unexpected events and includes cover for medical expenses, luggage, trip cancellation and more.  You can purchase a seniors travel insurance policy up to the age of 130. Remember pre-existing medical conditions can affect the price of your policy so make sure these are declared.

Seniors travel insurance Tips

Getting older? More like outliving the warranty! After working hard your whole life, perks like more free time and more disposable income mean that older travellers are increasingly travelling well into their 70s, 80s and 90s - we've even taken calls from a few centenarians! While travel insurance is a must for all travellers, it is especially important for older travellers who might have pre-existing medical conditions. If you are a little older, you can find it more challenging to find travel insurance which meets your needs and budget, as premiums can be higher, or particular travel insurers may not cover you at all. The travel Insurance experts at Compare Travel Insurance are here to help seniors find the right cover for their trip.

Here's our top five tips for purchasing seniors travel insurance:

  1. Shop around: comprehensive travel insurance for a 70-year-old visiting Bali for two weeks can vary from around $75 to $350.
  2. Check the coverage limits: some insurers reduce the medical cover for people over 70 to around $40,000.
  3. Check the excess: some insurers have an increased excess for medical claims. 
  4. Consider pre-existing conditions: unless it is an automatically covered condition, consider declaring your pre-existing conditions for peace of mind. Many brands now have online screening forms so you can find out immediately whether they'll cover you.
  5. Read the Product Disclosure Statement: check for any exclusions so you know exactly what you are and aren't covered for.

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Pre-existing medical conditions

Having pre-existing medical conditions doesn't mean you can't get cover or that it has to be expensive. It simply means that you need to dig a little deeper when doing your research.

seniors travel insurance guide

Seniors travel insurance age limits

If you’re over 60, finding reasonably priced travel insurance can be tricky. We've done the hard work for you.  Find out which insurers offer great value seniors travel insurance right here.

seniors travel insurance guide

Seniors travel insurance guide

One of the greatest things about getting older is the freedom to travel and explore new parts of the world. But before jet-setting across the globe to visit the grandkids or long lost friends, it is important to get the right travel insurance.


Seniors Travel Insurance FAQs

Have a senior's travel insurance question? Here are some of the most common questions we get from senior citizens.

Are my children or grandchildren covered under my policy?

Most insurers automatically cover any dependent children or grandchildren travelling with you at no extra cost, as long as they are under the age of 18, not in full time employment and are listed on your policy. Additional terms and conditions may apply so be sure to understand your insurer's definition of a dependent.

What age can I buy travel insurance until?

Although you can compare seniors quotes up to the age 120 on, some insurers do have age limits you should be aware of. Our handy guide provides more details on seniors travel insurance age limits.

What pre-existing illnesses does seniors travel insurance cover?

Most insurers have a list of pre-existing medical conditions that are automatically covered for free like asthma, cataracts, some types of diabetes, hypertension which do not require an assessment or declaration form to be submitted. If you have a pre-existing medical condition not listed, you may be able to get cover for an additional fee. Depending upon the seriousness and recency of the condition, your application may require further assessment. See more about pre-existing conditions and medical assessments here.

Does travel insurance cover diabetes? 

Most insurers cover Type I and Type II diabetes if you were diagnosed more than 12 months ago - age restrictions often apply. Luckily for you - our diabetes guide details who-covers-what.

Does travel insurance cover hypertension?

Most insurers cover some form of hypertention automatically, but conditions to do with your last reading and age limit might apply. Our handy table helps you compare which insurers cover hypertension.

Does seniors travel insurance cover hearing aids or false teeth?

Mid-range and Comprehensive policies provide cover for your items - but single item limits apply. Usually you will be covered for around $750 per item. If your hearing aids of false teeth (or any other high value item) are worth more than this, you'll need to tell your insurer so they can make sure you are properly insured.

Am I covered when going on a cruise?

It depends! You can certainly get cover. Some insurers cover you for cruising automatically, others require you to purchase their cruise pack in order to covered on land and sea. If you click 'more info' within the quote results, we tell you if the policy covers for cruises automatically. Alternatively, visit our cruise insurance page to get quotes that include cruises.



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