Work and Travel Insurance
It is a requirement to have appropriate Work and Travel Insurance while taking part in VisitOz programmes. This is an essential part of a safe work and travel experience.
This should provide cover for the participant when performing manual and outdoor work, farm work, or work in any volunteering capacity. Typically the farm work component of this insurance should include work with livestock, other farm and domestic animals and use of farm vehicles, farm motorbikes, quad bikes, machinery, hand and power tools.
Most work and travel insurance policies include cover for recreational and adventurous activities such as sports, winter sports, tours and adventure activities such as kayaking, surfing, snorkelling and many others. Many do not include risks of physical work, so it is always worth checking the policy details.
Policies typically provide cover for lost or stolen property, cancellations etc. but, most importantly, provide medical and repatriation cover in case of injury or serious injury.
Your employer will also have insurances that cover you for work on his farm called Work Cover, including liability and use of equipment and machinery, etc providing it is done with their permission.
Purchasing Work and Travel Insurance
You may buy your insurance package where you choose, however please make sure that the policy you buy covers you for agricultural (farm) work, outdoor labour, and use of farm tools, equipment and machinery with the owners permission. In particular this should include motorbikes up to at least 250cc and chainsaws.
Visitoz has access to two insurers whose policies meet these general conditions; you are welcome to contact us for more information using the form below.
VisitOz is pleased to work with Secutive, and American based Insurance broker who have helped us to build a Work and Travel Insurance package that meets the needs of rural and outback farm workers. You can view the details by clicking the link here.
Medicare is a reciprocal free health service for citizens of certain countries.
Medicare should be considered as additional to work and travel insurance.
(UK, SWEDEN, THE NETHERLANDS, FINLAND, NORWAY, ITALY, MALTA and BELGIUM are eligible)
VisitOz will be able to assist you with applying for Medicare if you are eligible. Please note you will need to provide a valid EUROPEAN HEALTH CARD and / or National Health Service card as part of the application for this service.