Janine and Richard

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    We are travelling on 22nd Nov 09 on a 475 visa so I know we cannot get medicare. So what insurance do I get to travel I have looked at Go Walkabout for migration and it is £166.00 for a family of 5. Can any give me some more ideas who to contact or what to do.

     

    Thanks in advance Janine

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    Guest WoodMartin

    Hi there

    We got travel plus 21 days cover on arrival through Go Walkabout. Cost £121 in total for the two of us. Will be looking for something else once we arrive, but this gives us peace of mind to start with... Also on 475.

    Ali

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    Hi We are travelling on 14 January, I have looked at Travel insurance from the post office which covers you for emigrating for 21 days for us it was £120 for a family of four.

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    Guest the4hopes

    Make sure the insurance is for one way,they have to know you are staying here for good.The post office just does return travel so if anything happens you have to go back to uk!

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    Guest LOOBYLOO

    Hi

    We are on a temporary visa and have reciprocol health care with Medicare (covers doctors/hospital etc). Medicare does not cover dental or optical for anyone but you can get this cover with private medical insurance.

    We went to Medicare office in the shopping centre at Noarlunga. You have to take all passports etc and fill out a form. I hope this helps.

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    Guest Libby1971

    Loobyloo is right...the reciprocal agreement covers essential medical treatment (ie when you're ill) but not elective stuff.

     

    We used Travelmood who were the cheapest at the time. I am not saying they still are but might be worth a look.

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    Guest caoimhe

    We have been here 9 months on a temp visa and get reciprocal medicare and so far 2 of my kids have had hospital appointments, 2 emergency treatment at hospital (both stitches...boys:arghh:) and quite a few doctors appointments, nothing cost us a penny as our doctor bulk bills. I even got the cost of my eye test back from medicare.

    We can't afford full private insurance so we have taken out 'extras' cover which had so far paid out for my new reading glasses and gives us 2 free dental check up and clean each a year. Also covers so for things like physio, for us (2 adults and 4 kids) it only costs $32 a fortnight so well worth it

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