Woolworths Comprehensive Travel Insurance

Woolworths Comprehensive Travel Insurance provides the highest level of cover for overseas travellers who want to spare no expense.

When you travel, you become more aware of yourself and your surroundings, and will often take greater care in situations that you wouldn’t give a second thought to at home. For example, if you’re eating in a restaurant while travelling, you will more likely keep your bag on the table or in your lap, rather than casually slung over the back of the chair. If you are leaving your hotel room you may hide your cash and travel documents or take them with you, while at home you wouldn’t give that sort of thing a second thought.

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While we all take extra care when travelling and we don’t intend to invite trouble or danger, these things can still find us. If you don’t want to take any chances the next time you travel, you will want to consider Woolworths Comprehensive Travel Insurance cover.

All Woolworths Travel Insurance policies are issued by the Hollard Insurance Company

Features and inclusions of Woolworths Comprehensive Travel Insurance

While Woolworths Comprehensive Travel Insurance includes all the benefits you could need, the cover remains affordable and flexible for you and your family. When you set off on your next trip with Woolworths Comprehensive Travel Insurance, you will be protected by:

  • Overseas emergency medical assistance. With Woolworths Comprehensive Travel Insurance you have unlimited access to specialist medical adviser and you are guaranteed access to foreign hospitals. Your Woolworths Insurance will also keep your family and work colleagues notified of your progress in the event of an emergency and includes medical transfers or repatriations if required.
  • Overseas emergency medical and hospital expenses. You’ll have access to unlimited cover if you require overseas hospital, medical, surgical, ambulance or emergency dental services.
  • Cancellation fees and lost deposits. Comprehensive travel insurance from Woolworths provides you with a benefit of up to $12,000 if your journey is either rearranged or cancelled.
  • Additional expenses. Your Woolworths Comprehensive Travel Insurance includes a benefit of up to $12,000 for additional accommodation and transport expenses that are incurred because of illness, injury, natural disasters and strikes. This benefit also covers the cost of resuming your journey if you have to return home early as a result of illness or injury, or the illness or injury of a close relative or travelling companion.
  • Hospital cash allowance. Pays you $50 per day up to the value of $5,000 to cover miscellaneous expenses associated with hospital admission overseas. This benefit is active after you have been admitted to hospital for at least 48 hours.
  • Accidental death cover. Pays your family a benefit of $12,000 if you die as the result of an accident while you are travelling.
  • Permanent disability benefit. Pays you and your family up to $25,000 if you suffer the total loss of the use of a limb or total loss of sight in one or both eyes, as the result of an injury suffered on your journey.
  • Loss of income benefit. If you are unable to work upon your return home to Australia,because of an injury you sustained while travelling, your Comprehensive Travel Insurance from Woolworths will pay your lost income for up to 26 weeks, to a maximum of $10,000.
  • Cover for travel documents, credit cards and traveller’s cheques. Woolworths Comprehensive Travel Insurance will pay the cost to replace travel documents, credit cards and traveller’s cheques that are lost or stolen on your journey. Your insurance also covers your legal liability if your documents or credit cards are used illegally.
  • Cover for theft of cash. You will be reimbursed for up to $250 of postal or money orders, currency or bank notes cash that are stolen from your person while travelling.
  • Luggage and personal effects. Includes a benefit of $10,000 to cover the cost to replace or repair lost, stolen or damaged luggage and personal items.
  • Delay of luggage and personal effects. If your personal items or luggage are delayed by your carrier for more than 12 hours, your travel insurance will pay a benefit up to a maximum of $375 for you to buy emergency and essential personal items. If your luggage has not arrived after 72 hours, this benefit will double to $750.
  • Travel delay expenses. If your scheduled transport is delayed for more than six hours, Woolworths Insurance will pay $200 per day, up to the value of $2,000 for additional accommodation expenses.
  • Special events. If you need to use alternative transport to get to a special event on time, your comprehensive cover will pay up to $5,000 for this transport.
  • Personal liability. If your negligent act or omission during your travels causes bodily injury or damage to property or persons, it is good to know that your comprehensive travel insurance includes up to $2 million cover for personal legal liability.
  • Free cover for dependent children. If you are travelling with dependent children or grandchildren, they are covered under your Woolworths Comprehensive Travel Insurance policy for free.

If you are planning a trip abroad and are in need of insurance, Woolworths Comprehensive Travel Insurance provides its policyholders with comprehensive cover at competitive prices. Travel safely with the knowledge that you will be fully protected should anything go wrong.

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Richard Laycock

Richard is the Insurance Editor at finder, and has been wrangling insurance Product Disclosure Statements for the last 4 years. When he’s not helping Aussies make sense of the fine print, he can be found testing the quality of Aperol Spritzes in his new found home of New York. Richard studied Journalism at Macquarie University and The Missouri School of Journalism, and has a Tier 1 certification in General Advice for Life Insurance. He has also been published in CSO Australia and Dynamic Business.

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    BabesOctober 2, 2017

    Does your comprehensive travel insurance cover cruises?

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      MariaOctober 3, 2017

      Hey Babes,

      Thank you for reaching out to us.

      According to their Product Disclosure Statement, Woolworths Comprehensive Travel Insurance does include Ocean Cruise.

      A friendly reminder that we do not represent Woolworths or any of the companies that we feature on our pages and it would be best to consult them directly regarding the details provided in their policy.


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    simoneSeptember 19, 2017

    Hi i am heading to bali next week and am wanting to know what will be covered if the mt agung volcano does errupt i have purchased full cover many months ago

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      DanielleSeptember 20, 2017

      Hi there!

      Thank you for contacting finder. We are a comparison website and general information service, we’re more than happy to offer general advice.

      Your Woolworths Comprehensive Travel Insurance includes a benefit of up to $12,000 for additional accommodation and transport expenses that are incurred because of illness, injury, natural disasters and strikes. This benefit also covers the cost of resuming your journey if you have to return home early as a result of illness or injury, or the illness or injury of a close relative or travelling companion. If you need additional information, you may check your product disclosure statement or contact Woolworths directly.

      I hope this helps.


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    GraceJuly 10, 2017

    Need to insure for travel to Europe one hearing aid only. Cost to replace $6,800 australian dollars.

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      JonathanJuly 12, 2017

      Hi Grace!

      Thanks for your inquiry! :)

      You may visit this page for list of insurers who may be able to provide you cover. Please make sure you review their Product Disclosure Statement and talk to their insurance specialist if needed for clarification.

      Hope this helps.


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    MarkFebruary 18, 2017

    I have an Australian motorcycle license and an international license would I be covered for riding a scooter in Bali?

    • finder Customer Care
      ZubairFebruary 20, 2017Staff

      Hi Mark,

      Thank you for your question.

      You have contacted finder.com.au and not actually Woolworths Travel Insurance, finder.com.au is a comparison and information service and don’t represent any insurance brand listed on our website.

      Woolworths Travel Insurance is not currently one of the brands in our panel of travel insurers so you will need to contact them directly. If you would like to compare policies from travel insurance brands in our panel, please head to ourtravel insurance for motorcycle page.


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    CherylMarch 20, 2016

    Do you cover for pre exciting medical condition like Heart Failure and blood thinning medication

    • finder Customer Care
      RichardMarch 21, 2016Staff

      Hi Cheryl,

      Thanks for your question. finder.com.au is a comparison service and not an insurer. Acceptance criterion for travel insurance with a pre-existing condition varies from insurer to insurer and, as every persons condition is different, from person to person.

      If you would like to know more about travel insurance for those with pre-existing conditions, you may find the following articles useful:
      Travel Insurance for Pre-Existing Conditions
      Travel Insurance for Heart Conditions

      I hope this was helpful,

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    MBFebruary 7, 2016

    Do you cover snorkelling?

    • finder Customer Care
      RichardFebruary 9, 2016Staff

      Hi MB,

      Thanks for your question. finder.com.au is a comparison service and not an insurer. According to the Woolworths Travel Insurance product disclosure statement (PDS), you are covered for most sports and leisure activities provided you act in a reasonable way to protect yourself.

      I hope this was helpful,

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    J-AJune 17, 2015

    If someone is injured prior to commencing their travel will the insurer pay for a seat upgrade?

    • finder Customer Care
      RichardJune 17, 2015Staff

      Hi J-A,

      Thanks for your question. It may depend on the situation and the cover you have. If your injury requires repatriation, for example you have broken your leg and require the extra room, some insurers will pay for a seat on a flight that is more accommodating. You best bet would be to contact your insurer directly.

      I hope this was helpful,

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    EFJune 12, 2015

    I am planning to hire a small motorbike or moped to drive on the road in Vietnam and Cambodia. I have my learners motorbike licence in Australia. Will I be covered?

    • finder Customer Care
      RichardJune 12, 2015Staff

      Hi EF,

      Thanks for your question. You should be covered if you have a valid license in Australia (maybe check with the provider prior to purchase as to learners’ permits) and are obeying the road rules, this includes wearing protective gear even if it’s not required in the country you’re travelling to. For more information about travel insurance and motorcycle use, please have a look at the following page:
      Motorcycle Travel Insurance
      I hope this was helpful,

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    FrankJune 9, 2015

    If I need medical attention in europe do I need to pay first and then claim or do you settle the bill

    • finder Customer Care
      RichardJune 9, 2015Staff

      Hi Frank,

      Thanks for your question. If you require medical attention or if you or a member of your travelling party is hospitalised, you must call MAPFRE Assistance on +61 2 9333 3903. They will explain the process of making a claim on your Woolworths Travel Insurance policy. If you have anymore questions about your policy, you should contact Woolworths directly, which you can do by following this link.

      I hope this was helpful,

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    HeatherMarch 23, 2015

    Does the Woolworths Comprehensive travel insurance cover rental vehicle excess, and if so, how much does it cover?

    • finder Customer Care
      RichardMarch 24, 2015Staff

      Hi Heather,

      Thanks for your question. Yes, Woolworths Comprehensive Travel Insurance does cover rental vehicle excess for $5,000. Please refer to the PDS for the full terms and conditions related to rental vehicle excess.

      I hope this was helpful,

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