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RACQ Roadside Assistance Review

RACQ offers strong benefits and service, but drivers can expect to pay higher premiums and a joining fee.

Our verdict

Pros

  • Find the best policy for you, with six different types of cover to choose from
  • Generous towing limit of up to 200km (conditions apply)
  • Members can access lots of discounts, including on fuel and movie tickets

Cons

  • There's a joining fee, which many other brands don't have
  • Most of RACQ's plans were among the most expensive we compared
  • RACQ's 48-hour waiting period is longer than some other brands

RACQ roadside assistance options

OptionsCost per yearJoining feeCallout limitsNeed to hold a policy with them?Lockout / Lost keyOut of fuelBreakdown towing
RACQ Everyday Lite$69$04 call outs per yearNo$0NoUp to 200km
RACQ Everyday$116$0UnlimitedNo$0NoUp to 200km
RACQ Everyday Plus$191$0UnlimitedNo$11010L up to 3 times per yearUp to 200km
RACQ Ultra Care$242$0UnlimitedNo$16510L up to 3 times per yearUp to 200km
RACQ Ultimate Care$331$0UnlimitedNo$30010L up to 4 times per yearUp to 200km
RAVQ RV$495$0UnlimitedNo$60010L up to 4 times per yearUp to 200km

RACQ offers strong benefits, with towing limits that surpass many competitors. However, you'll need to pay for one of its higher-priced policies to access these benefits.

CompanyCost per yearJoining feeCallout limitsNeed to hold a policy with them?Lockout / Lost keyBreakdown towing
RACQ logo
Everyday Plus
$191$0UnlimitedNo$110Up to 200km
NRMA logo
Ultimate Care
$110$55UnlimitedNoYes20km in the city, towing to nearest NRMA centre in rural areas
Budget Direct logo
Roadside Assistance
$79.95$0UnlimitedNo$12515km in the city, 50km in rural areas
AAMI logo
Roadside Assist
$86$0UnlimitedYes$15020km in the city, 100km in rural areas
GIO logo
Roadside Assist
$90$0UnlimitedYes$15020km in the city, 100km in rural areas

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