Roadside assistance WA

Roadside assistance policy in Western Australia will ensure you don't get caught out when driving in Perth or wider WA.

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Roadside assistance WA can help you if you get stuck halfway down the Great Central Road, or breakdown in the middle of Perth.

Our guide can help you choose a roadside assistance brand in WA. Also, see how some insurance companies in Australia stack up.

Start comparing stand-alone roadside assistance policies and car insurance policies with roadside assistance below.

Get roadside assistance from $7 a month

Name Product Call-outs (Unlimited/4 per year) Joining Fee Fuel Replacement Locksmith States Available
NRMA Roadside Assistance
Unlimited
No joining fee
$0
Nationwide
From $9.99 per month. 24/7, nationwide coverage available.
Budget Direct Roadside Assistance
Unlimited
No joining fee
$125
Nationwide
15% discount on first year's premium when you buy online and use the code SOLVED15 by 30 June 2021. T&Cs apply.
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Name Product Roadside Assistance Accidental Damage Choice of Repairer Agreed or Market Value
Coles Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: With Coles comprehensive car insurance, you could earn double flybuys points at Coles supermarkets and you can get $10 off your Coles grocery bill every time you redeem 2,000 Flybuys points. Also, get up to $200 for damaged or stolen groceries.

⭐ Current offer: Get 10% off your first year's premium when you take out a policy online. T&Cs apply.

Who it might be good for: Coles customers and Flybuys collectors.
Virgin Comprehensive
Optional
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Finalists for the 2019 Finder Awards for Best Value Car Insurance, Virgin Comprehensive provides a good level of cover for a decent price.

⭐ Current offer: Get 15% off on your first year’s premium when you purchase a new eligible comprehensive car insurance online. T&Cs apply.

Who it might be good for: People who'd like to manage their policy online 24/7.
Budget Direct Comprehensive
Optional
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Awarded the 2019 Finder Award for the Best Value Car Insurance, this policy offers solid coverage at a low cost. Budget Direct's claims service has received a 4.2/5 based on nearly 5,000 customer reviews.

⭐ Current offer: Get 15% discount on first year's premium when you take out a policy online. T&Cs apply.

Who it might be good for: People who want a comprehensive policy without breaking the bank.
Qantas Comprehensive
Optional
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: You'll be able to choose how comprehensive you want your cover to be with optional extras like choice of repairer and the option of agreed or market value.

⭐ Current offer: Earn Qantas Points for joining and paying your premium. Sign up today and earn up to 20,000 Qantas Points (points awarded will be based on your premium). T&Cs and eligibility apply.

Who it might be good for: People who'd like to earn Qantas Points.
Stella Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Stella’s a female-focused insurer. It'll cover you if your car is damaged as a result of domestic violence. It offers higher cover for baby gear than most, with up to $2,000 cover for prams, strollers and child seats.

⭐ Current offer: Get $50 cash back when you purchase online until 30 June 2021 using the code STELLA50. T&C apply.

Who it might be good for: Someone who wants a female-centred car insurance policy (it will cover men too).
Huddle Black Comprehensive
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Huddle's black comprehensive is its cover with highest limits and exclusive benefits. It includes roadside assistance. You can also get up to $2,000 for emergency travel and accommodation and up to $30 million legal liability cover.

Who it might be good for: Someone who wants a 24/7 claims processing.
PD Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed
Finder's summary: PD comprehensive car insurance policy lets you buy, manage, and start your claims process online. It includes cover for emergency repairs up to $500 and free windscreen chip repair. Ability to customise your extras cover.

⭐ Current offer: New policyholders can enjoy 15% off on their first year's premium. T&Cs apply.

Who it might be good for: Those with low claims history and the only driver.
Youi Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Youi Comprehensive Car Insurance is one of the few providers to include roadside assistance in its policy. You'll also get access to YouiRewards which gives you discounts on furniture, parking and more. Youi also has a live chat feature on its site to talk through any questions.

Who it might be good for: People over 25 who want comprehensive cover with a focus on customer service.
Real Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Real Comprehensive Car Insurance provides similar coverage to other insurers for the important stuff like looking after your car if it's stolen or you crash. They're also one of the few insurers who offer a Pay As You Drive policy, so you might be able to save big if you don't drive much.

Who it might be good for: Those that don't drive much can take advantage of their Pay As You Drive policy.
Woolworths Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Woolworths has some unique perks like a price-beat guarantee where it'll beat any current comparable comprehensive renewal notice if you're over 25. You can also get 10% off your grocery shop once a month and can add roadside assistance onto your policy for just $7.35 per month.

⭐ Current offer: Save up to 15% when you buy online. T&Cs apply.

Who it might be good for: Woolworths shoppers and those that want to take advantage of its price-beat guarantee.
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What does roadside assistance cover me for in WA?

While each provider has its own list of what it will and won't do for you, you can expect the following basic services no matter which one you choose:

  • Dead engine. It has given up the ghost while chugging up a hillside or it's spewing out black smoke. Trust roadside assistance to diagnose the issue and get to work on solving it.
  • Flat or punctured tyres. WA gets hot and stays hot. It's easy to pop a tyre on the boiling tarmac or accidentally run over something sharp hidden in the dust. No need to worry about whether your spare tyre is up to the task, roadside assistance will change your tyre and inflate it for you.
  • Out of petrol. After running on fumes for the past few kilometres and praying you can make it to the next servo, you grind to a halt. No worries! Roadside assistance will carry around small amounts of petrol and diesel, and if not will tow you to the station to get your tank filled up there.
  • Dead batteries. Left the lights on? Roadside assistance can replace your battery or just give it the spark it needs to start turning over once more.
  • Lockouts. It's never fun to stare in through the window at your keys hanging from the wheel, but it's a lot worse when you have no way to get in and grab them. With roadside assistance, you'll have help getting in.
  • Towing. Occasionally what ails your car is too serious or mysterious for roadside assistance to solve. When this happens, a tow is unavoidable and you'll be taken somewhere your poor vehicle can get the attention it requires.

What happens if I'm travelling interstate?

If you somehow find your way out of the frankly endless natural bounds of Western Australia, there should be no reason to stress about running into trouble. Most roadside assistance providers, even if they're locally based in the state, maintain partnerships with other insurers so that you're covered wherever you go in our great big beautiful continent.

How do I choose a roadside assistance brand in WA?

Getting the right roadside assistance service for your car may be intimidating, but the decision should come down to two simple concerns. What do you need and how much are you willing to spend? If you go through a single provider, you can potentially add on roadside assistance to an existing comprehensive insurance policy and spend much less in the long run. Providers like GIO will bundle it with other coverage.

The other option is to seek a standalone roadside assistance policy, which is handy if you don't want to take out comprehensive cover. Here, what you should mostly consider is how fast the roadside assistance tends to be as different providers can have very different response times. Paying some extra cash can keep you from wasting an entire afternoon in the withering WA sun waiting for someone to arrive and pump up your tyre.

How does roadside assistance compare?

Here is how some insurance companies in Australia stack up. Most insurers offer very similar cover as each other but as you can see, the joining requirements, cost and benefit limits can vary quite a bit.

  • None of the following policies require a joining fee, although only a few will let you purchase roadside assistance as standalone cover.
  • Towing limit can vary by as much as 30km in urban areas and 50km in rural areas.
  • Cost can vary by more than $30 per year.
CompanyCost per yearJoining feeCallout limitsNeed to hold a policy with them?Lockout / Lost keyOut of fuelBreakdown towingGet quote

Youi

Included with a comprehensive policy$0First 2 includedYes$15010 litres50km in the city, 20km in rural areasGet quote

Budget Direct

$79.95$0UnlimitedNo$125$1515km in the city, 50km in rural areasGet quote
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Coles

$83/year$0UnlimitedYes$150Enough to reach the next petrol station20km in the city, 50km in rural areasGet quote
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NRMA

$113$0UnlimitedNoYesYes20km in the city, towing to nearest NRMA centre in rural areasGet quote

AAMI

$86$0UnlimitedYes$250$1020km in the city, 100km in rural areasMore info

Allianz

$99$0UnlimitedYes$200Yes20km in the city, 50kms in rural areasMore info

GIO

$95$0UnlimitedYes$250$1020km in the city, 100km countryMore info
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Suncorp

$95$0UnlimitedYes$250$1020km in the city, 100km countryMore info

Apia

$84$0UnlimitedYes$250$1020km in the city, 100km in rural areasMore info

*Always read the product disclosure statement (PDS) on the provider page to help you make the right choice.

What is the cheapest roadside assistance in WA?

We've highlighted the costs of a few roadside policies available in Western Australia.

Standalone:

  • 24/7 Roadservices Australia – $69 a year or $110 for 2 years (3 tiers)
  • Ultra Roadside Assistance – $74.50 (2 tiers)
  • Budget Direct – $79.95
  • 365 Roadside Assistance – $89 (3 tiers)
  • RAC Roadside Assistance – $108 (4 tiers)

With comprehensive insurance policy:

  • Youi – free
  • Apia – $84
  • AAMI – $86
  • GIO – $95
  • Suncorp – $95

Which companies offer roadside assistance in WA?

*Always read the product disclosure statement (PDS) on the provider page to help you make the right choice.

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