Motorcycle insurance in QLD

Discover how to insure your ride in the sunshine state of Queensland.

Insurance covers you in case something goes wrong. It can be particularly important when you are riding your new motorcycle on the roads of Queensland, where there may be inclement weather and lots of tourists learning to drive on the left hand side.

This article will explain what kinds of insurance you can get, how to save money on insurance for your motorcycle, and a few quirks related to insuring your ride in Queensland.

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Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance
Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance
Youi's total package for protection against damage to motorcycle and other people's property.
  • Accidental and intentional damage cover
  • Legal liability cover up to $20 million
  • Storm and flood cover
  • Lock and key replacement
  • 24/7 roadside assistance
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Third Party Fire & Theft Motorcycle Insurance
Third Party Fire & Theft Motorcycle Insurance
Protection against damage to others caused by your motorcycle with additional cover.
  • Fire, theft and earthquake damage cover
  • Legal liability cover up to $20 million
  • Lock and key replacement
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Third Party Property Only Motorcycle Insurance
Third Party Property Only Motorcycle Insurance
Protection against the cost of damage your motorcycle causes to third party property.
  • Legal liability cover up to $20 million
  • Immediate replacement motorcycle
  • Maritime liability cover up to $10,000
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Why do I need motorcycle insurance?

  • A motorcycle can be a significant investment and it makes sense to protect yourself if that investment is ever damaged or taken off the road.
  • It’s essential to protect yourself in case you cause an accident and injure other people.
  • You may be the best rider around, but you are still at the mercy of other drivers who might not see you and could possibly run into you.
  • There are, unfortunately, some people who like to steal good-looking motorcycles.
  • Insurance protects your back pocket against bad drivers, bad people and bad weather.

What should I consider when purchasing motorcycle insurance in QLD?

Compulsory third party (CTP) insurance is a requirement when registering your vehicle in Australia. It’s often built into insurance policies. However, Queensland drivers have the option of choosing where they want to take out CTP insurance.

Queenslanders should also consider getting cover for keeping their bikes in storage. The state has temperamental weather, and while southern states may have the occasional storm, Queensland has cyclones which are far more damaging than regular storms. Storage is vitally important in these instances.

What type of motorcycle insurance can I get in QLD?

Comprehensive Fire and Theft Third Party Property Damage
Theft
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
New for new replacement
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
Storm
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
Car hire after theft or damage
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
Accidental damage
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
Storm
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
Damaged or stolen riding apparel
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No

What things can affect your motorcycle insurance premium?

Some factors that affect your premium are out of your control, but others can be managed. Here are a few points to consider if you want to reduce the price of your insurance:

  • The price of your bike. If your bike is newer or more expensive than the average, your premiums will be higher.
  • Multi-policy discount. Many of the insurance providers offer home and contents insurance, life insurance, car insurance and more. If you have more than one policy with the same insurer you can often get discounted premiums.
  • Age and experience. If you’re an older rider with decades of riding experience your premiums will be lower than people in their early twenties who have just upgraded from their provisional, P-plate licences.
  • Make and model. These make a big difference to your premiums. If you’re driving around on the latest, high-speed Japanese sports model, it could cost you more than a lower-powered bike built ten years ago.
  • How often you pay. Pay-by-the-month can be a bit more expensive than paying an entire year’s premium up front.
  • How much you insure your ride for. If you choose an agreed value your premiums will rise over time, because the payout for your ride is going to be the same if it is written off. In contrast, choosing market value will mean that your premium will be lower over time.

A final word

Insuring your two wheels in Queensland is just as easy and inclusive as anywhere else in Australia. There are many great rides to take in Queensland, from winding your way through lush rainforest to exploring the open roads in the west. It’s a good idea to get that ride insured, to cover you if anything unexpected happens.
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William Eve

Will is a personal finance writer for finder.com.au specialising in content on insurance. While he cannot give personal advice to clients, Will enjoys explaining the intricacies of different types of protective cover to help individuals and businesses find affordable cover that won't leave them underinsured.

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