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How to check car insurance

There are 2 simple ways to check your car insurance: running a rego check and looking at your insurance policy.

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What you need to know

  • How to run a car insurance check will differ depending on the state or territory where you live.
  • You can see if your car has insurance, specifically compulsory third party (CTP) insurance, on the check registration page of your state or territory.
  • In most cases, for third party insurance and comprehensive insurance, you will need to find the expiry date on your certificate of insurance.

How can I check if my car is insured?

If your car is registered in NSW, you can look up the CTP insurer for your vehicle by using Service NSW to check registration. For all other states and territories, CTP insurance (also known as 'Green Slip insurance') is included with your registration. You can still check your car's CTP with your state or territory's car registration site.

Regardless of which state or territory you live, you must buy CTP insurance when you register your vehicle. It is a legal requirement.

How do you check who you're insured with?

To check who your car is insured with, you can use the 'check registration' site of the state or territory your car is registered in. Registration checks are free and they include:

  • Your registration expiry date
  • Whether the registration of the vehicle is cancelled or suspended
  • Any registration restrictions or concessions (for example, charges that might apply when the vehicle is transferred to a new owner)
  • The CTP insurer you are with and the policy expiry date
  • the make, model, year and colour of your vehicle.

If you don't have CTP insurance or it is up for renewal in the next three months, you can use the Green Slip Check in NSW to get a CTP Green Slip quote comparison from all insurers. You'll need your driver's licence number or billing number and the vehicle's plate number to receive quotes.

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How to check your car insurance expiry date

You can check your CTP car insurance expiry date with your state or territory's check registration site. Once you've entered your rego details, you will be told if you have CTP insurance, who it is with and when your policy will expire.

If you want to check when your third party property, Third party, fire & theft or comprehensive insurance expires, you can find this on your certificate of insurance. This is issued to you when you purchase a policy as confirmation and includes when your policy starts and ends. It also contains the type of insurance you have and how much you paid for it.

If you don't have your certificate of insurance (you should have received a digital copy via email and a physical copy), you can contact your insurer and find out when your policy expires.

It's likely you may have an online account with your car insurer that includes your policy's details and renewal dates.

How to check your car registration

To check if a car is registered, all you need to do is go to the check registration site of your state or territory:

In most cases, you can also call if you can't check your car registration online.

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