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.
Is London calling? If you’re pining for all things Pommy you’re not alone. Over 500,000 of us Aussies are drawn there each year!
Do you have a craving for Pimm’s and pies? Bet you can’t wait to explore cosmopolitan London, or take in the sights of Stonehenge. Perhaps you’ve got a touch of Welsh wanderlust or a hankering for bonnie Scotland? With more history than you can shake a stick at, the UK is perfect for those seeking a peek at times gone past. The UK keeps it in the family too, with four fascinating countries all within reach for the price of one. Plus, with Europe right on London’s doorstep, Paris is just a hop, skip and a jump away! C'est tres bon!
Now we don’t like to think of holidays as risk-taking ventures, but the truth is, new (slightly chillier) environments and unfamiliar territory can throw any traveller for a loop.
But when you’re a whopping 15,000 kilometres away from home a lot can go wrong. Flight delays, missed connections and lost luggage can muck up your trip faster than a London taxi!
Don’t let bad luck sour your experience - make sure you pack travel insurance along for the ride.
Generally speaking, Aussies don’t need a visa to travel to the UK, provided you’re not staying longer than 6 months. However, if you’re one of the thousands of young Australians heading to Blighty for the two-year working holiday visa you’ll need to do some additional research in terms of getting cover.
Most standard single trip policies in Australia only provide cover for a maximum of 12 months in duration. If you do some research, you’ll find some policies will cover for longer - up to 18 months to two years in duration. Click here to learn more about two year travel insurance.
Aussies eligible for the two-year visa can apply if:
• You hold an Australian passport
• You are aged between 18 and 30 years (inclusive) at the time of applying
• You have no dependent children accompanying you
• You have a return ticket, or sufficient funds for a return or onward fare
• You have sufficient funds for the first part of the holiday.
Found yourself in a spot of bother? The following emergency contacts should come in handy.
Australian High Commission, London
WC 2B 4LA
+44 20 7379 4334
London Information Centre
+44 20 7292 2333
Edinburgh and Scotland Information Centre
3 Princes Street
+44 845 22 55 121
+44 1539 822 222
Having travelled to over 40 countries, studied tourism management and worked as a flight attendant for over three years, Natalie knows more than a thing or two about travel! She’s an adventure-lover, whose favourite trips have been trekking Machu Picchu and volunteering in an animal shelter in the Amazon. Qualified in Tier 2 General Insurance General Advice and specialising in travel insurance for the last five years, she in passionate about helping travellers get the most out of their holiday.