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Compare pet insurance in Australia

We've helped over 110,000 Australians compare pet insurance. Review over 20 brands side by side to see who is right for you.

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Name Product Accidental Injury Illness Maximum Yearly Benefit Paralysis Tick Yearly Sub-Limit Reimbursement rate Reimbursement Rate Bonuses
Medibank Pet Max Cover with Extra Care
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$30,000
$30,000
90%
90%
Medibank and ahm health members save 10% on premiums.
Medibank Pet Max Cover includes Extra Care benefits for specified dental conditions and specialised therapies including physio. T&Cs apply. Medibank and ahm health members also save 10% on yearly premiums.
Everyday Comprehensive Plus Cover
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$30,000
$3,000
80%
80%
10% off your monthly grocery shop. T&Cs apply.
Everyday Pet Insurance customers get 10% off their monthly Woolworths shop. T&Cs apply.
Fetch Pet Insurance
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$30,000
$30,000
80% or 90% or 100%
80% or 90% or 100%
Get free 24/7 vet support
Get dental, physio and behaviour cover included and skip wait periods by following our in-app journey.
PIA Major Medical Cover
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$30,145
$3,000
80%
80%
First 2 months free
Covers specified accidents and illnesses, with Routine Care Cover included. Get 2 months free when you sign up using the code PIA202. T&Cs apply.
Budget Direct Pet Insurance
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$12,000
$1,500
80%
80%
15% off first year’s premium online
Apply online and get 15% off your first year's premium. T&Cs apply.
Knose Pet Insurance
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Knose Pet Insurance
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$25,000
$25,000
90%
90%
10% off your first year
⭐Finder Exclusive: Get 10% off your first year. Sign up using promo code FINDER10. T&C's apply.
Coles Comprehensive Cover
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Specified illnesses only
$12,000
$2,500
80% or 100%
80% or 100%
5% multi pet discount
Earn 10x Flybuys points per $1 spent on pet food at Coles Supermarkets. T&Cs apply.
PD Deluxe Plan
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$20,000
$15,000
100%
100%
First month free
Apply online and get your first 1 month free. T&Cs apply.
Pet Circle Dog Cover
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$10K or $17.5K or $30K
$10K or $17.5K or $30K
70% or 80% or 90%
70% or 80% or 90%
Get 2 months free
Get 2 months free when you sign up using the code PCI2FREE. T&Cs apply.
Vets Choice Elite Cover
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$15,000
$2,500
80% or 100%
80% or 100%
5% multi pet discount
Get a 5% discount when you insure more than one pet.
Petsy Top Cover
ExclusiveHighly Commended
Petsy Top Cover
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$25,000
$25,000
90%
90%
30% off your first year
⭐ Finder Exclusive: Enjoy 30% off your first month of pet insurance, plus receive a custom pet tag. Sign up using the code FINDER. T&Cs apply.
Guardian Platinum Accident & Illness Cover
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$12,000
$1,200
80%
80%
No offers currently
Lifetime cover for cats and dogs, up to 80% covered.
Real Premium Accident & Illness Cover
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$12,000
$1,200
80%
80%
Get 10% of your premiums back after 12 months
Claim up to a maximum of $12k per year, with no excess to pay.
RSPCA Ultimate Plus Accident and Illness Cover
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$20,000
$20,000
80%
80%
First month free
Comprehensive cover for your pet, including the option of routine care. Get 1 month free for the first year of new policies. T&C's apply.
Australian Seniors Top Accident & Illness Cover
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$12,000
$1,200
80%
80%
10% off if you're over 50
Benefits include overseas cover when in NZ or Norfolk Island for your pet, plus an optional routine care add-on.
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What is pet insurance in Australia?

Pet insurance helps with the cost of diagnosing and treating illnesses and injuries to your furry pal.

Comprehensive plans typically cover surgery, hospital visits and medicines – up to as much as $30,000 per year.

It can also help out with routine visits to the vet but this is usually only available as an add-on. Pet insurance is primarily designed to protect against expensive and unexpected events.

Since there's no Medicare for our dogs and cats, having insurance can help you make decisions based on your pet's health, not your bank account.

How does pet insurance work?

It works like this: You pay a certain amount (a "premium") to your insurer each month. In return, it pays a percentage (usually between 80% and 100%) of your cat's or dog's vet bills if they get sick or injured.

Pet insurance premium

Pay for protection

You pay your pet insurance premium monthly or annually. Policies typically cost around $40 to $80 a month.

Vet hospital

Visit a vet

You can visit any licensed vet in Australia if your pet gets sick (as long as it's not due to a pre-existing condition) or injured. You usually pay the vet bill directly.

Money back

Get reimbursed

You get between 60% and 100% of vet costs reimbursed. You can usually claim between $12,000 and $30,000 per year, depending on the policy you choose, which is why it's worth shopping around.

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How much does pet insurance cost?

We got quotes for a greyhound from 9 partner brands. Here's what we found:

  • RSPCA had the cheapest policy.

  • There's a $138 monthly difference between the cheapest and most expensive policy – an annual difference of $1,654.

Pet insurance planMonthly premiumVet bills coveredExcess amountAnnual benefit limitWaiting period for illnessCompare quotes
Medibank

Medibank

$192.6490%$0$30,00030 daysGet quote
Everyday Logo

Everyday

$148.7180%$0$30,00030 daysGet quote
Kogan Pet Insurance

Kogan

$151.2380%$0$15,00030 daysMore info
Knose pet insurance

Knose

$205.1090%$0$25,00014 days Get quote
Pet circle pet insurance

Pet Circle

$213.1490%$0$30,00014 days Get quote
Guardian

Guardian

$76.3980%$0$12,00030 daysGet quote
Pet insurance Australia

Pet Insurance Australia

$153.7080%$0$30,00030 daysGet quote
Real insurance logo

Real

$77.9780%$0$12,00030 daysGet quote
RSPCA pet insurance

RSPCA

$75.3080%$0$20,00030 daysGet quote

3 terms to help you compare pet insurance

Number 1

Annual benefit limit

This is the amount you can claim every year. It varies from around $12,000 to $30,000 (but some policies now offer unlimited cover). Good to know – a lower limit usually means a cheaper policy, but surgeries can exceed $20,000.

Number 2

Policy sub-limits

Some pet insurance policies have a cap on how much you can claim for certain injuries, such as paralysis tick treatment. A common sub-limit for this is $1,500 but treatment often costs $2,000+ (so maybe look for a higher limit).

Number 3

Reimbursement rate

This is how much you get back when you claim. Some will pay you 60% of the vet bill while others pay the whole lot. In a few cases, you'll also have to pay a small fee when you claim, called the excess.

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A Finder survey has found nearly half of Australian pet owners (45%) have cut back spending on their pets to save money. An easy way to save on your pet insurance is to compare deals. There's a difference of more than $1,000 a year between the cheapest and most expensive policy, according to 2023 Finder Awards research.
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Meet our experts

Collectively, our expert authors have over 15 years experience helping people with pet insurance.

We've written 100+ guides and regularly chat to vets. We've covered everything from the best pet insurance policies to dogs travelling in the cabin on flights (we're biased – we think it's a good idea too).

We compare nearly all pet insurers in Australia. If there's a brand that's offering something we think is useful, we let you know about it even if we don't work with them.

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Want to find out more?

We've broken down the basics of pet insurance to help you decide if it's what you and your pet need.

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