Last Updated: 11/22/19

Record heat in Australia has started bush fires throughout the country, burning millions of acres, destroying hundreds of homes, and resulting in the death of multiple people. As Australia’s warmest months approach, there is concern that the fires will continue to spread, and that the first could combine to form megafires.

Many travel insurance policies have coverage for natural disasters, including wildfires. The Australia Wildfires Travel Insurance Information Center explains coverage for the fires. This resource is regularly updated by Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts with official provider position statements, answers to frequently asked questions, and more. Information is subject to change at any time.

Questions? Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts are on hand to answer your questions about coverage for the fires. We are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

Multiple fires are burning throughout Australia, and have burned millions of acres across the country.

If you are currently in Australia and affected by the wildfires, contact your provider's 24-Hour Emergency Assistance for help.

You may be able to cancel your upcoming trip to Australia, or return home early, if you meet your policy's requirements.

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