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.
Who has the best car insurance for Queensland?
There's no set best car insurance in Queensland (or even in Australia!) as your own circumstances will influence what policy is right for you. Before you sign along the dotted line, don't just consider the cost of your policy, but also what you're actually covered for and what you think you'll need. Some examples include roadside assistance, new car replacement, a choice of repairer, and whether agreed or market value is available, amongst others.
Overall, for the 2019 Finder Awards, Budget Direct came out on top for Best Value Car Insurance. See more about them and our methodology below.
Who came out on top nationwide?
Finder Award Winner: Budget Direct Car Insurance
Budget Direct won the 2019 Finder Award for Best Value Car Insurance because it was one of the more affordable policies on the market, whilst still providing strong coverage for your car.
Their policy boasts flood and storm cover, 24/7 phone assistance, adjustable excess, optional roadside assistance, a hire car, towing costs, and even a hail warning SMS system.
15% online discount
24/7 roadside assistance for less than $1.60 a week
Who has the cheapest car insurance in Queensland?
We analysed quotes from 38 car insurance companies and found the average cost for a comprehensive car insurance policy in Queensland for 4 personas .
Keep in mind that there's no single insurer that will be the cheapest for everyone in Queensland - the cost you might get may be very different to others. 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.
How much does QLD car registration cost?
The Queensland Government have a car registration estimator that can help you find out how much it will cost for QLD car rego. We popped in the prices of a few different valued cars and here's what we found:
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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.
What car insurance should Queensland drivers get?
The driver is female and born in 1980, drives a 2016 Toyota Corolla, and lives in Brisbane. Please note that these costs aren't indicative of the entire market, but more to show the cost differences between policy types. Your costs may be quite different to the ones above. Prices were gathered from Budget Direct.
- 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.
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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