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RAC Roadside Assistance

Get 24/7 breakdown cover with RAC Roadside Assistance

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If you break down in Western Australia or anywhere in Australia, an RAC Roadside Assistance policy can get you up and running again or tow you to the nearest repairer. It can also help you out with other things like flat tyres and fuel replacement. When you join RAC Roadside Assistance, you automatically become a member, giving you access to discounts on RAC products as well as savings on fuel, shopping, movie tickets and more.

What does RAC Roadside Assistance cover me for?

RAC has four roadside assistance policies. They can cover you for the following:

  • Unlimited roadside callouts across Australia.
  • Car and personal cover. If you buy an Ultimate or Ultimate Plus policy, you can get cover for the car and the person. In other words, if you nominate a person on a policy, they will be covered no matter what vehicle they drive.
  • Towing. Free towing for the first 20km with a Standard policy, or 200km with an Ultimate Plus policy. This differs depending on whether you break down in the city or country.
  • Taxi. Get reimbursed for the cost of a taxi (up to $100 with an Ultimate Plus policy) if your car is towed.
  • Fuel. Up to $50 a year of free fuel (with the top policy) if you run out and can't get to a petrol station.
  • Replacement keys. Money towards a locksmith if you're locked out of your car.
  • Trailer or caravan towing. RAC will also tow your trailer and caravan if you break down.

How do their policies compare?

The table below lets you compare RAC's Roadside Assistance policies side by side.

StandardClassicUltimateUltimate plus
Car or personal cover
  • Car
  • Car
  • Car and personal cover
  • Car and personal cover
Unlimited callouts
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
Free metro towing
  • 10km
  • 100km
  • 100km
  • 200km
  • No
  • Yes - Up to $55
  • Yes - Up to $55
  • Yes - Up to $100

(one per year)

  • No
  • Yes- Up to $165
  • Yes - Up to $165
  • Yes - Up to $200
Trailer / caravan towing
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
Free fuel
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes - Up to $50 a year
Vehicle recovery
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
Vehicle recovery
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
Passenger transport
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
Accommodation and car hire
  • No
  • Yes - Up to $550
  • Yes - Up to $770
  • Yes - Up to $1,260

How much does an RAC Roadside Assistance policy cost?

This depends on the RAC Roadside Assistance policy you go for. At the time of writing, the costs are as follows:

StandardClassicUltimateUltimate plus

or $109 /yr


or $183 /yr


or $265 /yr


or $315 /yr

How does it compare against other roadside assistance policies?

RAC Roadside Assistance provides similar benefits to many of its competitors, but it also comes with membership benefit perks. Take a look at the table below to see how it compares alongside other brands.

CostJoining feeCallout limitsBreakdown towingGet quote
RAC logo


$109 - $315$0 when purchased onlineUnlimitedStandard:10km in the city, 80km in rural areasMore info
Youi logo


Included with a comprehensive policy$0First 2 included20km in the city, 50km in rural areasGet quote
Budget Direct Logo

Budget Direct

$89.95$0UnlimitedUp to 20km in metro and up to 50km in remote areasGet quote
Coles Insurance


$83/year$0Unlimited20km in the city, 50km in rural areasGet quote
NRMA logo


$113$0Unlimited20km in the city, towing to nearest NRMA centre in rural areasMore info
AAMI logo


$86$0Unlimited20km in the city, 100km in rural areasMore info
Allianz logo


$99$0Unlimited20km in the city, 50km in rural areasMore info
GIO Logo


$95$0Unlimited20km in the city, 100km countryMore info
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$95$0Unlimited20km in the city, 100km countryMore info
Apia Logo


$84$0Unlimited20km in the city, 100km in rural areasMore info

Is this cover suitable for me?

To be eligible for this cover, you'll need to make sure you're able to keep up with your premium payments. Roadside assistance from RAC is set up for vehicles which are sedans, utilities, 4-wheel drives, vans or people movers. Your vehicle must be registered for use on Australian roads, and you'll have to be based in Western Australia.

RAC car insurance isn't suitable if the car is:

  • Driven by someone who does not have a valid licence to drive in Australia.
  • Not roadworthy, registered or does not meet the relevant transport regulations.
  • Hired out.
  • Used as a chauffeur, taxi, limousine or charter service.
  • Used to deliver goods for a fee.

It's important to read the RAC's Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) to help you determine if this insurance will meet your needs and circumstances.

Can I get assistance if I break down in another state?

Yes. Although RAC is a Western Australia-based company, it provides roadside assistance across all other states. RAC has partnerships with lots of other companies in different states so if you do break down while you're outside Western Australia, you'll still be able to get help and access the same benefits.

What do I do if my car breaks down?

The RAC Roadside Assistance number is 13 11 11. When you call, give them the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your vehicle location
  • What happened

RAC will register the job and send someone out to help you.

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