Australia is a British Commonwealth country. As a result of this, drivers from there have better driving privileges than those drivers from a lot of other countries. The type of policy which will be suitable for Australian motorists will depend on the following factors:
The length of their visit to the UK
Whether they own the vehicle they plan to drive
Whether they plan to drive for the entirety of their visit to the UK, or just part of their trip
What type of policy is most suitable?
In order to buy an annual policy, which offers the most cost effective cover for longer term drivers, then the driver will need to own the vehicle. The vehicle will need to be registered to them with the DVLA and they will need to have held a full licence, issued in their own country, for at least one year.
Citizens from Australia when buying annual insurance policies need to have regard to the length of time they have been in the UK. The reason we mention this is that, if such a driver has been in the UK for more than 4 years, then an annual policy is not going to be available because such motorists are only permitted to drive in the UK for up to 5 years, and in a situation like this, an annual policy would take them beyond that threshold.
The prudent thing to do in such circumstances would be to exchange their licence for a UK licence, which is a straightforward process.
If an annual policy best suits your circumstances, then click here and that will take you to a comparison tool from where you may view a range of options from some of the UK's leading insurers.