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APIA car insurance

Take advantage of flexible benefits, a lifetime guarantee on repairs and a range of discounts with APIA's car insurance policies.

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Australian Pensioners Insurance Agency (APIA) specialises in providing a wide range of insurance options to suit the needs of older Australians. APIA offers 3 car insurance policies to choose from, each of which is issued by AAI Limited and backed by an easy online claims service.

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What policies does APIA offer?

Comprehensive

APIA's Comprehensive Car Insurance protects your car against accidental loss or damage caused by collisions, fire, theft, storms, floods and malicious damage. This includes new car replacement if your car is less than 2 years old and a total loss, as well as new car replacement after theft for cars less than 10 years old. A lifetime guarantee is included on all authorised repairs, while $20 million of legal liability cover is provided in case the use of your car causes damage to someone else's car or property.

Fire, Theft and Third Party Property Damage

The Fire, Theft and Third Party Property Damage insurance from APIA is designed to provide protection for your car against fire, theft and attempted theft. This includes cover for emergency accommodation and for personal property stolen from your car. $20 million of legal liability cover is provided in case the use of your car causes damage to someone else's car or property, as is $5,000 cover for damage caused by an uninsured motorist.

Third Party Property Damage

APIA Third Party Property Damage insurance provides $20 million of legal liability cover when your car causes damage to someone else's car or property. $5,000 cover for damage caused by an uninsured motorist is also included. You can also pay your premiums by the month at no extra cost.

APIA car insurance levels of cover

  • New car replacement after theft for cars under 10 years old
  • New car replacement after total loss for cars less than 2 years old
  • Lifetime guarantee on repairs
  • $20 million legal liability cover
  • Personal property cover
  • Optional roadside assistance
  • 10% discount when you get a quote online
  • Discounted premiums if you drive less than 20,000km per year
  • Pay by the month at no extra cost
  • Fast and easy claims service
  • Covers loss or damage caused by fire, theft and attempted theft
  • Hire car after theft
  • Cover for emergency repairs, towing and storage after fire and theft
  • $20 million legal liability cover
  • $5,000 cover for damage by uninsured drivers
  • Pay by the month at no extra cost
  • 21-day money-back guarantee
  • Fast and easy claims service
  • $20 million legal liability cover
  • $5,000 cover for damage by uninsured drivers
  • Pay by the month at no extra cost
  • 21-day money-back guarantee
  • Fast and easy claims service

What isn't covered?

Your APIA car insurance claim will not be paid if:

  • You enter into an agreement or contract to accept liability.
  • Your car was being driven by someone under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • It is caused by the lawful confiscation, repossession or destruction of your car.
  • It is for any structural, mechanical, electrical or electronic failure or breakdown.
  • It arises due to mould, mildew, rust, wear and tear, corrosion or depreciation.
  • Your car was damaged, unsafe or unroadworthy at the time of an incident.
  • It is for consequential losses or extra costs following an incident.
  • Your car was being used to illegally store or transport dangerous goods.
  • It results due to a deliberate or intentional act by you, a member of your family, a person acting with your consent or a person authorised by you to use your car.
  • It results because you were driving your car while damaged after it had been involved in an incident.
  • Your car was being used while exceeding load or passenger limits.
  • You fail to take all reasonable precautions to prevent loss, damage or liability.
  • Your car was being used for hire, fare or reward or as a courtesy car.
  • It is for an incident that occurred outside Australia.
  • It is for intentional loss or damage caused by you or by someone acting with your consent.
  • Your car was being used in any sort of motor sport.
  • It is for an intentional or reckless act (such as burnouts or street racing) by you, the driver of your car or by someone acting with your consent.
  • It is for tyre damage caused by braking, punctures, road cuts or bursting.
  • Your car was being used for an unlawful purpose.
  • Your car was being driven by an unlicensed driver.

Steps to save further on your policy

If you're looking for ways to save money on your APIA car insurance policy, keep the following tips and discounts in mind:

  • No-claim bonus. A maximum no-claim bonus of 65% is available to drivers who do not make a claim on their policy.
  • Multi-policy discount. If you hold more than 1 policy with APIA, you may be rewarded with a premium discount.
  • Drive less pay less. If you drive less than 20,000km per year, you will receive a discount off your APIA car insurance premium.
  • Online discount. You can save 10% off your new comprehensive policy if you get a quote online.
  • Choose a higher variable excess. You can choose to pay a higher excess in return for cheaper premiums.

Making a claim

If you need to make a claim on your APIA car insurance policy, you can lodge your claim 24 hours a day, 7 days a week online or over the phone. You can track the progress of your claim online and the insurer will advise you of any additional information you need to supply.

You must also keep a few simple tips in mind after an incident and during the claims process:

  • Take all reasonable steps to prevent any further loss or damage.
  • Report theft, attempted theft and malicious damage to the police.
  • Gather the details of any other drivers or witnesses involved in an incident.
  • Provide any other information or documents the insurer requests to process your claim.

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APIA car insurance provides a wide range of flexible benefits to Australian drivers. Compare it with policies from a variety of other insurers before deciding whether it has all the cover your vehicle needs.

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    ErinFebruary 2, 2024

    If my car is registered and insured then runs out of rego is my car still covered by insurance

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      SarahFebruary 14, 2024Finder

      Hi Erin,

      In regards to compulsory CTP insurance, each state and territory has different laws so it depends where you live. For instance, in Queensland, when you run out of registration your vehicle is still covered for the CTP personal injury insurance on the vehicle for an additional 30 days. However in the ACT, if an accident occurs involving a vehicle that is unregistered, the vehicle will also not be covered by CTP insurance and the driver and owner may ultimately be financially liable for the damages paid to the injured person. In addition, owners and drivers of unregistered vehicles face hefty fines.

      Regarding your own comprehensive or third party damage insurance, most insurers require the car to be registered as part of their policy conditions.

      Hope this helps!

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    SanjeetNovember 2, 2023

    Multiple insurance 2 car and a house

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    PhilNovember 1, 2022

    I want to insure my vehicle today

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      JamesDecember 4, 2022Finder

      Hi Phil,

      We don’t currently have this brand on our panel. If you’d like to get a policy with APIA, you can head to their website or compare car insurance from a bunch of other insurance companies with Finder.

      Regards,
      James

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    RolfDecember 21, 2018

    Got a 2016 car recently had serious damage if written off will it be replaced under your replacement policy.

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      MayDecember 21, 2018Finder

      Hi Rolf,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder.

      Sorry to hear about the serious damage of your car. With the comprehensive car insurance offered by APIA , they will replace your car after a total loss if your vehicle is less than 2 years old. I would suggest that you get in touch with them to know more about this claim. Best to revisit your policy as well so you can check whether your level of cover includes car replacement.

      Hope this has helped.

      Cheers,
      May

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    sammyNovember 7, 2018

    do you have road side assistant

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      JohnNovember 8, 2018Finder

      Hi Sammy,

      Thank you for your question.

      APIA car insurance can add roadside assistance to your comprehensive policy by adding $7.00 a month. Hope this helps!

      Cheers,
      Reggie

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