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Roadside Assistance Tasmania

A list of roadside assistance options in Tasmania.

Compare roadside assistance providers in Tasmania

BrandCost per yearJoining feeCallout limitsNeed to hold a policy with them?KeysOut of fuelBreakdown towingGet quote
Youi logo
Included with comprehensive policy$0First 2 includedYes$15010 litres50km in the city, 20km in rural areasGet quote

Budget Direct

$89.95$0UnlimitedNo$125$15Up to 20km in metro and up to 50km in remote areasGet quote
RACT logo

RACT Ultimate

$234$0Up to $5,000 No$16510 litresTAS - unlimited
Interstate - 20km or 100km
More info


$86$0UnlimitedYes$250$1020km in the city, 100km in rural areasMore info
coles logo


$81$0UnlimitedYes$150Enough to reach the next petrol station20km in the city, 50km in rural areasMore info


$100$0UnlimitedYes$250$10Up to 100kms to the nearest accredited repairerMore info
Suncorp logo new


$90$0UnlimitedYes$250$10Up to 100kms to the nearest accredited repairerMore info


$90$0UnlimitedYes$250$10Up to 100kms to the nearest accredited repairerMore info

These costs are accurate as of March 2024

What does roadside assistance cover me for in Tasmania?

Every provider will have its own list of what it does and does not cover, so always read the product disclosure statement. However, most will cover the following:

  • Towing. If you breakdown and the problem can't be solved there and then, roadside assistance will usually provide a towing service for your vehicle. Keep in mind that there are usually distance restrictions that apply, which is worth keeping in mind if you're far from the nearest town in Tasmania.
  • Flat or punctured tyres. If you have a flat tyre, roadside assistance can help you to either inflate or replace it with your spare.
  • Out of petrol. Some roadside assistance services will carry around small amounts of petrol and diesel, so if you mistime your fuel stops and run out of gas, they might be able to help. Others will tow you to the nearest station.
  • Flat batteries. Whether you've accidentally left the lights on or there's something more serious wrong, roadside assistance can replace your battery or help you get started again with a spark.
  • Keys. If you lock your keys inside your car or lose them, roadside assistance can send out a locksmith to help you. You might need to have your keys re-coded or replaced depending on your vehicle and the situation.

Get roadside assistance as part of your car insurance policy

Name Product Call-outs (Unlimited/4 per year) Joining Fee Fuel Replacement Locksmith Cost per Month
Budget Direct Roadside Assistance
No joining fee
15% discount on your first year's membership when you buy online and use the code SOLVED15. T&Cs apply.
Name Product Roadside assistance Accidental damage Choice of repairer Agreed or Market Value
Youi Comprehensive
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: The 2023 winner of our Best Features Car Insurance award. Plus, it's one of the only insurers to automatically include roadside assistance.

Who it might be good for: Those who want good customer service with lots of inclusions.
Qantas Comprehensive
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: You need car insurance so why not get one that lets you earn Qantas Points? It's good value too (it's underwritten by the same insurer as Budget Direct).

⭐ Current offer: Earn up to 40,000 Qantas Points with every car insured by 2 July. Plus save 15% on your 1st year's premium when you purchase online. T&Cs apply.

Who it might be good for: People who want more bang for their buck with Qantas Points.
Huddle Comprehensive
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Huddle's comprehensive policy will cover you if your vehicle is damaged or lost as a result of a collision, a natural event, a malicious act, theft or fire. It also includes up to $500 for essential repairs.

Who it might be good for: Someone who drives less than 15,000 km a year can opt for Pay As You Drive cover.

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Gary Ross Hunter

Gary Ross Hunter is an editor at Finder, specialising in insurance. He’s been writing about life, travel, home, car, pet and health insurance for over 6 years and regularly appears as an insurance expert in publications including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian and Gary holds a Kaplan Tier 2 General Advice General Insurance certification which meets the requirements of ASIC Regulatory Guide 146 (RG146). See full profile

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