Map of Queensland

Car Insurance QLD

Learn how to find the best car insurance for you in Queensland.

You can get your car insured in Queensland in three steps.

  • Get Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance. Each CTP insurer in Queensland sets their own price and delivers slightly different features. The only way to find the ideal option is to compare all four insurers. You are able to change CTP insurers only when registering a new vehicle, or renewing registration.
  • Choose your damage cover. Once you have your CTP insurance, choose the type of car insurance damage cover that suits your needs.
  • Compare and buy online. Once you’ve found the right policy, compare it with other options and buy online for more discounts as well as to save time and hassle.

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Comprehensive car insurance is the only policy type that offers real, proper cover for your car.
Name Product New Car Replacement Pay monthly at no extra cost Choice of repairer Roadside Assistance Hire car after theft Personal effects
Optional - If your car is written off in the first 3 years
No
No
No
Optional - Up to $50 a day until your claim is settled
$0
Save 24% on your policy if you've been claim free for 3 years.
Yes - If your car is written off in the first 2 years
Yes
No
No
Yes - Up to $70 per day (Max 14 days)
$500
Transforms your driving so it's 100% carbon neutral.
Yes - If your car is written off or stolen in the first 2 years
No
Yes
Yes
Yes - Reasonable costs (Max 14 days)
$750
Emergency roadside assistance included in Comprehensive policies.
Yes - If your car is written off in the first 2 years
No
No
Optional
Yes - Up to $70 per day (Max 14 days)
$500
Save up to 10% when you buy online.
Yes - If your car is written off in the first 2 years or is under 40,000 km
No
Yes
Optional
Yes - Up to $1,000 (Max 14 days)
$250
Buy online and save 15%.
Yes - If your car is written off in the first 2 years or is under 40,000 km
No
Yes
Optional
Yes - Up to $1,000 (Max 14 days)
$500
Save 15% when purchasing online. Plus receive up to 20,000 Velocity Points when purchasing a new eligible policy by 1 April 2019. Min 6 months policy and T&CS apply.
Yes - If your car is written off in the first year or is under 20,000 km
No
No
Optional
Optional - Up to $60 per day (Max 14 days)
$500
Save up to 20% on car insurance when you purchase cover online.

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Third party fire and theft will cover you if your car is stolen or is damaged by fire. You'll also be covered for third party damages if you smash into someone else's car or property.
Name Product Personal effects Roadside Assistance Choice of Repairer Hire car after theft
$0
No
No
Optional - Up to $70 per day (Max 14 days)
Transforms your driving so it's 100% carbon neutral.
$750
No
Yes
Yes - Reasonable costs (Max 14 days)
Emergency roadside assistance included in Comprehensive policies.
$500
Optional
No
Yes - Up to $70 per day (Max 14 days)
Save up to 10% when you buy online.
$0
Optional
Yes
No
Buy online and save 15%.
$0
Optional
Yes
No
21-day money back guarantee if you change your mind and haven't made a claim.

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This is generally the cheapest car insurance type, but will only cover third party damages if you smash into someone else's car or property.
Name Product Agreed or Market Value Roadside Assistance Pay monthly at no extra cost Legal Liability
Market
No
No
$20,000,000
Save 24% on your policy if you've been claim free for 3 years.
Agreed or Market
No
Yes
$20,000,000
Transforms your driving so it's 100% carbon neutral.
Agreed or Market
No
No
$20,000,000
Emergency roadside assistance included in Comprehensive policies.
Agreed
Optional
No
$20,000,000
Save up to 10% when you buy online.
Agreed
Optional
No
$20,000,000
Buy online and save 15%.
Agreed
Optional
No
$20,000,000
21-day money back guarantee if you change your mind and haven't made a claim.
Agreed
No
No
$20,000,000
Save up to 20% on car insurance when you purchase cover online.

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How much does car insurance cost in Queensland?

The cost of car insurance in QLD is determined by similar factors found in the rest of Australia. The more likely you are to make a claim, the higher your premiums will be. This can be because your car is more likely to be stolen, you have a history of traffic accidents or a number of other reasons.

We analysed quotes from 38 car insurance companies and found the average cost for a comprehensive car insurance policy in Queensland for 4 personas .

Type of Driver
Average Cost/Year
Cheapest Price We Found
24 Year Old Male
$1,279
$741: Virgin Money
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35 Year Old Male
$955
$557: Bingle
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46 Year Old Female
$872
$497: Bingle
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70 Year Old Female
$905
$434: Bingle
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  • Queensland has fairly cheaper car insurance compared to elsewhere in Australia, but the prices will still depend on your age and other factors.

Rounded average annual cost of comprehensive car insurance for recent model cars in QLD:

StateAverage Monthly Cost
Queensland$113.68
Victoria$161.86
South Australia$118.39
Western Australia$107.25
New South Wales$160.54
Tasmania$127.51
Average$132.34
  • Stamp duty: Different financial services are taxed at different levels around Australia. In QLD, the stamp duty tax is 9% of your premiums. This does not apply to CTP insurance, but does apply to car damage insurance.

What types of car insurance can I get in QLD?

Car insurance can be divided into two parts. The first is mandatory CTP insurance, and the second is liability and damage cover.

What do I need to know about CTP insurance in QLD?

CTP insurance in Queensland operates based on an at-fault scheme. This means that in order to claim full benefits, you will need to prove that the other driver was at fault for the accident. It is not enough to prove your own innocence. You can still claim certain medical benefits for serious injuries, regardless of fault.

When you register a vehicle, or renew vehicle registration in Queensland, the cost of CTP insurance is built into it. Prices are strictly regulated and all insurers in Queensland will offer the exact same cover at the exact same price with one main exception:

  • Optional at-fault cover. Half of the insurers offer this option, while the other half do not. This costs extra, but means you can access full benefits even without proving that the other party was at fault for an accident. This is the only decision to consider when getting CTP insurance in QLD.

CTP protects you from medical expenses incurred by accidents, but not for any type of property damage. For this, you will need to choose the type of car insurance damage cover that’s right for you by balancing value and protection.

How to get car insurance QLD

Green Slip (or CTP)Third party propertyThird party fire & theftComprehensive
Injuries to other people
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • No
Damage to other people's property
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
Damage to your own car
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • Personal liability: Personal liability expenses are incurred by causing damage to other cars or to someone else’s property. This type of insurance covers the cost of damages if you are liable for the accident.
  • Protection for your car: Different policies will deliver varying types of protection. A third party fire and theft policy covers you from these two common risks and also includes personal liability cover. Comprehensive car insurance protects you from many different types of damage and also includes personal liability cover.

Queensland car thefts

According to the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council (NMVTRC) in 2017 Queensland car thefts ballooned 10% versus 2016 to 11,125. Theft here has steadily risen over the last two years.

9,029 of the thefts were passenger/light commercial vehicles. 1,525 motorcycles were stolen. Thieves took 571 larger commercial vehicles.

The hottest crime areas in Queensland are Brisbane city, with 2,118 thefts. In second place, Gold Coast city police dealt with 1,375 car crimes. Next came Logan city, the Cairns regional council area and Moreton Bay.

Queensland thieves targeted cars valued between $0 and $5,000 the most. They equally favoured cars valued between $10,000 and $20,000 as well as the $5,000 to $10,000 bracket.

Holden Commodores made from 2006 - 2013 are most often stolen. The Toyota Hilux also proved popular and Ford Falcons produced from 2002 - 2005 rounded out the top three.

Remain vigilant at all times, but especially so on Saturdays from 20:00 - 23:59 as this is when most thefts occur.


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Andrew Munro

Andrew writes for finder.com, comparing products, writing guides and looking for new ways to help people make smart decisions. He's a fan of insurance, business news and cryptocurrency.

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