Make a claim

Travel Claims

If you need to make a travel insurance claim we're here to help.

Make a Claim

Need to make a claim?

If your policy number starts with NIB (eg. NIB00212345678) you have the option of claiming online or downloading a claim form to submit via email. 

To submit a claim online simply follow the below instructions:

1. Make a new claim by logging in to your existing account or create an account
2. Tell us what happened and the expenses you're claiming.
3. Check your email for relevant supporting documents to upload. 
4. Submit you're claim and we'll contact you within 10 business days.


For all other policies please 
contact us for a claim form.

FAQs about making a travel claim

We want to make sure you have a good claims experience, so before you get started, check out the below considerations. If in doubt, our claims team are ready and waiting to help you once you submit your claim.

Will I have to pay an excess?
If an excess applies to the benefit section you are claiming under, you may need to pay the excess shown on your certificate of insurance. This amount is chosen at the time your policy is purchased. If you have been offered cover for an existing medical condition, an additional excess may be applicable for claims arising from that medical condition. This amount also appears on your certificate of insurance.
How much money will I get back for my claim?
If you have to pay an excess under the terms of your policy and you are claiming for an item of equal or lesser value, this would cancel out any benefit you receive (e.g. claiming for a stolen watch worth $250 with an excess payable of $250).

FAQs on Medical Claims

What supporting information do I need for an overseas medical claim?
We may request evidence supporting your claim such as clinical notes or a written medical report or summary from your treating doctor or dentist overseas which clearly explains the medical condition, the diagnosis provided, medical tests requested and treatment given. We may also require a medical certificate from your local GP, specialist or dentist. Try to obtain as much documentation as possible at the time of the event, as it can be difficult to obtain some documents once you return to Australia.

FAQs on claiming for lost, stolen or damaged items

What supporting documents do I need if something of mine is lost, stolen or damaged?
You will need to submit documentation confirming you notified the loss, damage or theft to the relevant authority (e.g. policy, hotel, airline). You should try to obtain as much documentation as possible at the time of the event, as it can be difficult to obtain some documents once you return to Australia.
How do sub-limits affect my claim?
Sub-limits are the maximum payable benefit for certain cover items. In the case of luggage and personal effects, your sub-limits may be higher for any added specified items that are noted on your policy. Please check the sub-limits available under your policy before you claim as they are the limit you will be able to claim under each cover item.
Why do I need proof of ownership and value?
If you are claiming for items, we may need you to supply receipts or proof of ownership in order to properly assess your claim. If you have added specified items to your policy you need to make sure you keep a receipt or documents demonstrating their value.
How could depreciation affect my claim?
For any items not listed as ‘specified items’ on your Certificate of Insurance, depreciation will be applied in determining the current value as outlined in the PDS. We apply this as fairly as possible by taking into consideration factors such as reasonable wear and tear (based on the age of the item), the expected life span of an item, the value of the item on the second hand market and advances in technology which reflect in the price of the item if you were to purchase it now.

Need help with your claim?

If you need help in making a claim or would like to follow up on the status of a claim please contact our claims team using the relevant details below. (Please note, if you are following up on a claim you recently submitted, it can take up to 10 working days from the time your claim was received before you can expect a reply):

Does your policy number start with 'NIB'?

If your policy number begins with NIB our team listed below will be best placed to help you.

By email:

By Phone:
1300 353 176 (within Australia)
+61 2 7202 0508 (from overseas)

By Mail:
nib Travel Claims Department
PO Box A975,
Sydney South,
NSW 1235

Does your policy start with something else?

If your policy number starts with just 2 letters, the team listed below will be able to help you.

By email:

By Phone:
1300 555 017 (within Australia)
+61 3 8523 2777 (from overseas)

By Fax:
1300 657 157

By Mail:
nib Travel Claims Department
PO Box 12090,
Melbourne VIC 8006