Downunder Insurance Services Limited

For the past 26 years Downunder Insurance has been on the hunt for the best travel insurance prices so that we can hand them on to you, our customer.  The friendliness of our Aussie, Kiwi and British staff, along with their combined personal experiences in travelling, make purchasing an insurance policy from us all the more enjoyable. So before you leave, start your holiday here at Downunder and hit the road with security!

Downunder was incorporated in the UK in March 1992, set up and operated by two New Zealanders, Mike Corless and Stuart Mitchell. 

Downunder Insurance began life as a provider of Motor Insurance products to non-UK residents which was then extremely difficult to find (and still is!).  Our 'Motor Policy' is still going strong, helping travellers and backpackers get right around the UK and Europe on their own wheels.

Rapid expansion followed and we grew to encompass not only Motor Insurance but also insured travellers, personal possessions in flat share, general household, home and contents and commercial businesses.

By the mid nineties, as a result of communicating with and consulting our many young customers, it became blatantly obvious that the way forward was the Backpacker Policy - an insurance package targeting the young adventure traveller - with a good level of cover and far more affordable than the higher priced policies aimed at the family market.

Downunder Insurance were one of the first companies to offer a great quality, affordable direct insurance package in the UK, tailor-made for the long haul backpacking and gap year customer.

Over the years we have continued to source the best worldwide insurance policies at the best premiums for both UK and overseas travellers.

Following Downunder UK's success, Downunder New Zealand was set up in February 2000 to directly provide travel insurance solutions both online and via telephone to thousands of young Kiwis that travel worldwide every year.  Downunder Insurance NZ was the first direct-sell product to hit the Antipodean marketplace and at the same time we launched our online travel insurance business in Australia which is supported by the New Zealand office.

Wherever you're headed and for however long, all of us at Downunder Insurance are sure you'll return with some great memories to last a lifetime because that is fundamentally what travelling is all about and by offering our products and service to you, we can hopefully make your preparations that little bit easier.

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About Downunder's Travel Policies

We sell direct insurance to pass on huge savings to you. All types of online insurance are available from Downunder direct to our customers at very low cost and cheap travel insurance premiums are guaranteed. Unlike others, our travel insurance policies cover you for up to 60 Adventure Sports for free and provide 24 hour emergency medical assistance as standard.

Specialising in all types of online insurance, including backpacker travel insurance, gap year travel insurance, one way travel insurance and student travel insurance, we offer competitive instant online holiday insurance worldwide on all trips up to 18 months duration. Our policies are particularly attractive to students, backpackers and gap year travellers going overseas, as we cover most types of work and activities whilst abroad. Also, we cover one way trips for returning travellers or those emigrating, where repatriation is available to your final country of destination.

We deliver great value worldwide insurance online leaving you more money to spend on travelling. Once insured, you can edit your policy online anywhere in the world, allowing you to add new purchases such as valuables or a new camera. We also have a facility to allow you to extend your travel insurance cover whilst abroad. 

For all travellers, holidaymakers living in the UK, the Channel Islands or Isle of Man, either permanent or temporary residents with a UK address, we offer under 55's the best, cheapest holiday insurance & UK travel insurance online - all available with lots of extra cover options thrown in at no additional charge, such as working travel insurance, 60 Adventure Sports and emergency medical assistance 24-7. Compare other online insurance policies with ours, to get the best extra cover online and peace of mind. 

It's not like you can afford to travel without insurance in today's climate. Medical bills can escalate, expensive equipment and baggage can get lost or stolen, whilst travel arrangements can get changed or cancelled at a moment's notice. "If you can't afford insurance, you can't afford to travel." Be safe, not sorry and don't leave home without extra protection - buy a Downunder policy.

Downunder Insurance Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Our FCA Register number is 306618.