Domestic travel including Field Trips

Staff and students are covered under the University's travel insurance for travel within Australia while they are travelling with the knowledge and consent of the University for University business provided such travel involves a destination fifty (50) kilometres or more from the Covered Persons normal place of business or residence.

Staff travel

Please refer to the staff intranet for information relating to domestic and international travel insurance.

Student international travel

Exchange, Study Abroad and Overseas Short Programs – All students commencing exchange (semester or year) or overseas short programs must complete the appropriate applications through La Trobe Abroad before being considered for insurance coverage

  • Exchange follow the Pre-Departure Documents instructions
  • Short Programs Insurance coverage is incorporated into the application process

If you don’t believe any of these options are applicable, please check with before completing a Student Travel Form

Graduate Research Candidates – please go to La Trobe Graduate Research School Forms and Resources and complete the Study Away Form (Refer to the Research forms page for instructions on how to access the form) to confirm your application. If graduate researchers would like to be considered for the La Trobe Abroad mobility grant, they must follow the process outlined on the Short Programs page.

Where the DFAT travel advisory is level 3 or 4 please complete a Travel Risk Assessment [DOC 88KB].

For any questions please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for Student Travel.

Visa Application Letters

The Insurance Office provides an additional letter for those travellers who need confirmation of insurance for their international visa application.

If required please provide a copy of your itinerary to advising that you require a Visa Application Letter.

Further information