It’s nice to escape your usual routine while you’re travelling, but that doesn’t mean you should stop looking after yourself. That’s why we’ve put together 50 essential travel tips to help you avoid unexpected risks on your next adventure and create the best possible memories to bring home.

Download the free e-Guide for important information on travelling in your 50s and beyond, such as common mishaps to look out for and how to maximise your time away.

This guide contains:

  • Packing tips, including essential items to bring with you and how to maximise your luggage space.
  • Flying tips to help manage the stress and potential risks of long-haul flights.
  • Strategies to help you avoid common illnesses and stay in good health while you’re travelling.
  • Tips to help you avoid legal or cross-cultural issues while overseas.
  • How to keep your personal belongings safe and prepare for unexpected emergencies.
  • How to avoid excessive fees and charges when shopping in another country.
  • Plus more!

Download the free e-Guide and start planning your perfect getaway with confidence.

50 Travel Tips for Seniors is intended as general information only. It does not take into consideration your personal circumstances. Australian Seniors does not accept liability for injury, loss or damage arising in any respect of any statement contained in 50 Travel Tips for Seniors.

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Travel Insurance Frequently Asked Questions

Am I covered for any claims related to COVID-19?

Your policy contains a general exclusion relating to pandemics. This means there is no cover for cancellation or rearrangement costs due to COVID-19 or for medical-related expenses if you contract COVID-19. The pandemic exclusion applies to all policies regardless of when your policy was purchased or your dates of travel.

If you are overseas and need emergency medical assistance, please contact our 24/7 Emergency Assistance team using the details listed below:

Seniors Emergency Assistance phone: +61 2 8883 7006  

Seniors Emergency Assistance email:

How much excess will I pay when making a claim?

With our international cover options, you can choose between $0, $100, or $200 excess when setting up your policy. For our domestic cover, the excess payable is $50 per claim.

Can I cancel my travel insurance policy with Australian Seniors?

You are free to cancel your policy at any time, however you will only receive a refund if you cancel within the 14-day cooling off period and you have not exercised any rights under the policy.

Will my children or grandchildren be covered under this policy?

Yes – we will automatically cover any dependent children or grandchildren travelling with you at no extra cost, as long as they are under the age of 21 and listed on your policy. Additional terms and conditions in our Product Disclosure Statement may apply.

Does Seniors Travel Insurance cover trip cancellations?

Yes – cancellations are covered for certain events listed in our Product Disclosure Statement. Please note that we will not cover cancellations due to change of mind (such as if you no longer wish to travel or would like to change your destination).

What is the maximum trip duration covered under Seniors Travel Insurance?

Our single trip policies cover journeys up to 12 months long. 

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For total peace of mind on your trip call our friendly team today on 1300 051 095. We are here 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday.