Logo
australia travel insurance, language in Australia, travelling to australia

Language in Australia

02 April 2009 by Anna Staford

Travelling to Australia

English is the primary language for most Australians. It is used in schools and it is generally the older individuals who are not fluent in English. Hotel workers, retail clerks, and anyone else directly working with the public will be speaking English.

There are however over 200 Australian indigenous languages. Centuries ago there were more, but over time they have been destroyed or endangered. Only in the remote parts of Australia these languages are spoken. You will also encounter Mandarin, Cantonese, Italian and Greek due to the influx of immigrants that settled here. There is no official second language. English is the most common. Travelling to such country as Australia requires a decent travel insurance.

Planning Your Future Trip?

Join over 20K savvy travellers reading our monthly newsletters!

We accept

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, we’re temporarily not offering NEW SINGLE TRIP policies. You can still buy our ANNUAL cover, or an ‘ALREADY TRAVELLING’ policy if you’re currently away. Or you can visit our travel insurance partners for a SINGLE TRIP quote. Click here for transfer to their website.

If you are you an EXISTING SINGLE TRIP CUSTOMER - To EXTEND your SINGLE TRIP policy, please contact us to get an extension BEFORE your policy expires so you have continual cover: globelink@globelink.co.uk or by +44 1353 699 082.

For notification of when Single Trip policies are available, please leave you email and we will get back in touch.