NZAC process all insurance applications. Please do not contact the insurer, or broker directly to try and set up a policy. Contact Narina at [email protected] if you have any questions.
Click the Apply Now button below and complete your application form for a quote. Please note that completing the application form will provide an obligation free quote which you can then accept or decline. You will be sent an email instantly to confirm we have received your application. If you do not receive this, please contact NZAC to check that your application has actually been received. A quote will then be sent to you separately by email within two working days*please see note below about staff leave. Please contact [email protected] if you do not receive a quote within this timeframe.
Please allow at least 10 working days for application processing whenever possible just in case there are approvals needed to be obtained with your application. There is an additional ‘Urgent Processing Fee’ of $50 for applications made within 5 days of departure. This fee is at the discretion of the New Zealand Alpine Club to deter late applications and is not imposed by Allianz Partners, or Health and Travel Insurance Brokers Limited. Please note that we cannot issue any policy if you have already left your country of origin.
Insurance cover must be taken out for your entire trip from leaving New Zealand/Australia to returning home – this is regardless of when you may be participating in your higher risk activity (mountaineering, rock climbing, etc). On a case by case basis one-way ticket holders may apply, see our FAQ page for details on what information is required with your application.
If your trip is leaving from and returning to Australia, the only trip destination we can offer cover for at this time is New Zealand. We are currently unable to offer policies for trips to other destinations world-wide. We are however continually working on obtaining cover for our Australian members travelling worldwide and so if you would like to, please send your personal and trip details to [email protected] as this can be used as further evidence for us to present to possible insurers.
If you have an Existing Medical Condition(s), you may need to attach an additional form with your application even if you do not require cover for the condition, as this may affect the terms and availability of cover under this Policy. See the webpage for more details on what is required.
This Travel Insurance is issued and managed by AWP Services New Zealand Limited trading as Allianz Partners and underwritten by The Hollard Insurance Company Pty Ltd ABN 78 090 584 473 (Incorporated in Australia). You should consider the Policy Wording before making any decisions about your insurance policy.
The Hollard Insurance Company Pty Limited – Financial Strength Rating and Overseas Policyholder Preference Disclosure Notice.
The Hollard Insurance Company Pty Ltd has a financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) issued by A.M.Best Company Inc.
The rating scale* in summary form is:
A++, A+ (Superior)
A, A- (Excellent)
B++, B+ (Good)
B, B- (Fair)
C++, C+ (Marginal)
C, C- (Weak)
E (Under Regulatory Supervision)
F (In Liquidation)
Plus (+) or minus (-): Ratings from “AA” to “CCC” may be modified by the addition of a plus (+) or minus (-) sign to show relative standings within the major rating categories.
Further information on these ratings is available here.
An overseas policyholder preference applies. Under Australian law, if The Hollard Insurance Company Pty Ltd is wound up, its assets in Australia must be applied to its Australian liabilities before they can be applied to overseas liabilities. To this extent, New Zealand policyholders may not be able to rely on The Hollard Insurance Company Pty Ltd’s Australian assets to satisfy New Zealand liabilities.