Car Insurance Tasmania

With the number of drivers increasing faster than anywhere else in the country, it has never been more important to insure you car in Tasmania.

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Car insurance Tasmania

Whether it is an accident, a sudden hailstorm or vandalism - when you’re insured, you’re protected from those unpredictable moments no matter who’s at fault. Comparing car insurance will not only make sure that you get the right product but will also help you get the best price.

Name Product Roadside Assistance Accidental Damage Storm Choice of Repairer Agreed or Market Value
Budget Direct Comprehensive
Optional
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Awarded the 2021 Finder Award for Car Insurance - Value in QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA and Car Insurance - Features in NSW, VIC, WA, this policy offers solid coverage at a low cost. Budget Direct's claims service has received a 4.2/5 based on nearly 5,000 customer reviews.

⭐ Current offer: Get 15% discount on first year's premium when you take out a policy online. T&Cs apply.

Who it might be good for: People who want a comprehensive policy without breaking the bank.
Youi Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Youi Comprehensive Car Insurance is one of the few providers to include roadside assistance in its policy. You'll also get access to YouiRewards which gives you discounts on furniture, parking and more. Youi also has a live chat feature on its site to talk through any questions.

Who it might be good for: People over 25 who want comprehensive cover with a focus on customer service.
Qantas Comprehensive
Optional
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: You'll be able to choose how comprehensive you want your cover to be with optional extras like choice of repairer and the option of agreed or market value.

⭐ Current offer: Earn Qantas Points for joining and paying your premium. Sign up today and earn up to 20,000 Qantas Points (points awarded will be based on your premium). T&Cs and eligibility apply.

Who it might be good for: People who'd like to earn Qantas Points.
Coles Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: With Coles comprehensive car insurance, you could earn double flybuys points at Coles supermarkets and you can get $10 off your Coles grocery bill every time you redeem 2,000 Flybuys points. If your car is damaged, you could benefit from a one-week turnaround on repairs.

⭐ Current offer: Get 10% off your first year's premium when you take out a policy online. T&Cs apply.

Who it might be good for: Coles customers and Flybuys collectors.
Bingle Comprehensive
Market
Finder's summary:Bingle consistently comes up as one of the cheaper insurers out there. It only covers the basics. You don't get to choose your own repairer, you're not covered for personal items in the car and unless you add it as an option, you won't get a hire car if your car is stolen. But this keeps its premiums low.

Who it might be good for: Someone who wants a low-cost option that covers them for the basics.
QBE Comprehensive
Green Company
QBE Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: QBE is a sustainable insurance company and also Finder's Green Insurer of the Year 2021 award winner. This policy offers the highest level of protection available from QBE including three-year new car replacement.

⭐ Current offer: Save $75 when you purchase a new comprehensive policy online. T&Cs apply.

Who it might be good for: Those that are looking for a more environmentally friendly insurance choice.
Huddle Black Comprehensive
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Huddle's black comprehensive is its cover with highest limits and exclusive benefits. It includes roadside assistance. You can also get up to $2,000 for emergency travel and accommodation and up to $30 million legal liability cover.

Who it might be good for: Someone who wants a 24/7 claims processing.
ahm Comprehensive
Optional
Both
Finder’s summary: ahm comprehensive car insurance lets you choose higher excess to reduce your premiums. Its Fixed Kilometre Plan can save you up to 30% compared to its standard comprehensive cover.

⭐ Current offer: Sign up for ahm car insurance and you'll enjoy a $50 Visa e-gift card*. Offer ends 30 Jan.

Who it might be good for: People who drive less than 15,000 km per year.
Australia Post Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Australia Post car insurance offers comprehensive cover for things like theft, fire, new for old replacement and emergency accommodation and transport. Cover also extends to anyone who uses your car, not just you.

⭐ Current offer: Get $75 off your first year’s premium when you buy online. T&Cs apply.

Who it might be good for: If multiple people use the one car and you don’t want to worry about listing all drivers.
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Compare up to 4 providers

Stuck on who to choose? The 3 most popular car insurers for TAS on Finder are:
1. Budget Direct
2. Bingle
3. Australia Post
Based on clicks to active policies on this page from March 2021 - September 2021

Updated September 2021

What types of car insurance can I get in Tasmania?

CTP insurance covers you against medical costs in the event of a car accident, but will not pay for property damage or other expenses you are liable for. This is what the other types of car insurance are for.

The right policy for you is one that finds a balance between cost and protection.

Third party propertyThird party property, fire and theftComprehensive
Personal liabilityYesYesYes
Protection for your carNoCover for fire damage and theft onlyComprehensive protection from many forms of damage
  • Personal liability: Personal liability expenses are the result of damaging someone else’s property, such as a house or car, in the course of an accident. Every type of car insurance, except CTP, typically covers this.
  • Protection for your car: Depending on your policy type, you’ll get a different type of protection for your car. Personal liability expenses are covered by all policy types, car theft and fire damage are covered only by two of the three policy types, and only comprehensive car insurance provides cover for a wide range of damage, including storms, flooding and more.

Tasmania car theft statistics

According to the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council (NMVTRC), Tasmania in 2017 had 8.3% more car thefts than 2016. The total of cars stolen was 1,298. Looking back to 2013, Tasmania has had a steadily increasing problem with car crime.

85.6% of vehicles stolen were Passenger/light commercial vehicles. 9.4% were motorcycles.

Worst locations in Tasmania for motor vehicle theft

The Tasmanian places where thieves were most active are:

  1. Launceston (341)
  2. Glenorchy (233 - had a 23.9% increase over 2016)
  3. Clarence (150)
  4. Hobart (143)
  5. Brighton Municipality (83)

When are thefts most likely to happen?

Tasmanian thieves appeared to operate mostly on Friday evenings between 20:00 and 23:59. Also, Sunday evenings during the same time period experienced a lot of thefts.

Tasmania top 5 most stolen vehicles

Tasmanian crooks generally favoured cars produced in the 1990s. The top five most stolen models were:

  1. The Nissan Pulsar N15 - 1995-2000 model years
  2. The Toyota Hilux - 1998 to 2004 model year
  3. Ford Courier PD - 1996-1999 production years
  4. Nissan Patrol GQ - 1988 - 1997
  5. Nissan Patrol GY - From 1997 onwards

Two-thirds of thefts typically fell into the $0-$5,000 price band. After that, 18% were in the $5,000 to $10,000 price range.

Who has the cheapest car insurance in Tasmania

The cost of car insurance in Tasmania is based on the same factors as in the rest of the country. The more likely you are to make a claim, the higher your premiums will be, which includes consideration of factors such as age, driving record and what type of car you have.

  • Tasmania has some of the lowest average car insurance prices in Australia

For our 2021 Finder Awards, we analysed quotes from 35 car insurance companies where possible and found the 3 cheapest providers based on their average cost for a comprehensive car insurance policy in Tasmania. For full methodology, head here.

Here are the 3 cheapest insurers in Tasmania according to our criteria

BrandPriceApply
Bingle logo$535Get quote
Budget Direct Logo$703Get quote
Virgin Money$717More info

*Always check the PDS on the provider page before making a decision.

How does Tasmania compare to other states?

To determine this estimated cost, we sourced monthly quotes from 5 providers using the profile mentioned in our methodology below.

StateAverage Monthly Cost
Tasmania$80.43
Victoria$82.34
Queensland$89.38
South Australia$89.55
Western Australia$78.42
New South Wales$123.69
Average$90.64
  • Stamp duty: Different financial services, including car insurance, are taxed at different levels around Australia. In Tasmania, the stamp duty tax is 10% of premiums paid. This is typically added to the cost.

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