Motorcycle Insurance South Australia

Living in South Australia and need motorcycle insurance? Find cover here.

Whether it's your first policy or you're looking to switch, there are plenty of motorcycle insurance options out there if you live in South Australia.

You can choose from three cover options - comprehensive motorcycle insurance, third party fire & theft motorcycle insurance or third party property only motorcycle insurance - with a range of insurers. Find out below who you can get cover with and what option is best for you.

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Details Features
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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Provider Pay Monthly at no extra Cost? Roadside Assistance New Motorcycle Replacement Accidental Damage Helmet & Riding Gear Hire Car Discounts?
Youi Logo Image: Supplied
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
$500 Optional No
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  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
$1,000 Reasonable costs (Max 21 days) Get a quote online and save up to $25
QBE Logo Image: Supplied
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
$4,000 Up to $1500 (Max 14 days) No Claim Bonus discount
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  • Yes
  • Optional
  • Yes
  • Yes
Optional Up to $100 per day (Max 15 days)

Up to 10% Multi-bike discount

Suncorp Logo Image: Supplied
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
$1,000 Reasonable costs (Max 21 days) No

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What motorcycle insurance options are available in South Australia?

There are three types of motorcycle insurance available in SA: comprehensive insurance, third party fire and theft, and third party property damage. Here you can find the three main motorcycle insurance cover options by Youi, an overview of what each policy covers and a helpful breakdown of their main features.

Feature Comprehensive Third party fire and theft Third party property damage
Damage to other people's property
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
Damage to your own motorcycle when involved in a no-fault accident with uninsured motorist
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
Damage to your motorcycle by fire and theft
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
Damage to your motorcycle in an accident/collision
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
Damage to your motorcycle by vandalism, storm, hail, flood, earthquake
  • Yes
  • No
  • No

Best motorcycle insurance for South Australians

Motorcycle insurance is mandatory in South Australia. However, you only need to have the most basic policy - Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance. This is to cover you for medical costs and compensation if you get in an accident and injure someone else.

While this may be fine for some - for instance, if you are barely out on the road - motorcycling is more dangerous than driving a car so you probably want to think about a more comprehensive insurance option.

What exclusions and additional costs are there in SA?

If your motorcycle has been modified with custom parts or has had its upkeep neglected, you might be barred from standard cover. On top of this, there are sets of general exclusions that apply in SA, including no cover if:

  • Your bike was being used illegally, such as in street racing or burnouts
  • Your bike was being ridden by someone under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • You ride your bike while unlicensed
  • Your bike was carrying more passengers than permitted by law

Finally, motorcycle insurers in the SA attract stamp duty at a rate of 11% of the insurance premium. While it's usually up to the insurer to pay this duty, sometimes the additional cost is passed on to you.

Still unsure if you need motorcycle insurance?

If you are still not convinced you need motorcycle insurance, consider the ways in which insurance can be a lifesaver. Whether you're winding your way through a Sunday crowd in the City of Churches or cruising along the Southern Ocean Drive, tragedy can strike in a hundred different ways, and it pays to be prepared:

  • It protects you against essential risks. Fire, theft, collision, vandalism, third party liability and more – motorcycle insurance can come through in many circumstances beyond your direct control.
  • You can get cover for a wide range of motorcycles. From tiny road bikes to thundering two-wheeled gods of the road, there's a policy for you.
  • You can customise your level of cover. Only pay for what you use! If you only break out your bike for the occasional music festival or bush doof, you probably don't need as much cover as someone who hits traffic every day on the way to work.
  • It'll give you peace of mind. How well could your finances handle having to buy a whole new bike after some idiot plowed into it in the parking lot and scarpered? What would you do if someone stole it from right outside the coffee shop? It's not worth risking thousands of dollars and constant worry – insurance can save you both.

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