What’s our #1 goal?

To help you make better decisions when researching & buying products that you depend on.

We can help you with a wide range of purchases

Lots of options & easy decisions

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Countless choices

You can pick between 1,000+ products from more than 100 brands, across 12 different categories.

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No hidden fees

You can buy from us with confidence, knowing there will never be any hidden charges.

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$0 to compare

Our service is 100% free to use; and our only incentive is to find our customers the best deal.

Here’s a brief look at what we’re all about

FAQs

How do you make money?

If you decide to buy a product through us, Compare the Market may receive a commission. This commission is paid by the brands, and there is no extra cost to you.

It’s important to note that our comparison service is not influenced by any commercial arrangements with other brands.

Do you charge any extra or unexpected fees?

The most common myth about comparison services is that they charge hidden fees for the products customers buy. Not us.

Our service is, and has always been, 100% free to use. Insurers pay us a commission when you buy through us, and you only pay the price of the product.

This keeps our pricing competitive, and ultimately means that Australians, who just want a better deal, are the real winners.

Do you compare all brands & providers?

We don’t compare the whole market. We want to compare more, though, which is why we regularly invite brands to participate on our panel and will continue to do so in the future.

What is a comparison website?

We provide quotes from a range of participating providers, helping you make an informed decision about the products they need.

The value to you? Comparison websites allow you to get quotes from a variety of sources all at once, rather than having to visit multiple to fill in lots of forms.

What that means is that comparethemarket.com.au quickly and conveniently allows you to search for certain products and services according to your needs, and gives you access to a range of quotes from participating providers displayed in one place.

How did meerkats end up at Compare the Market?

2014

2014

No longer content to just be a "super-successful business-kat", Aleksandr decides to try his hand at both directing & acting in his first feature film.

Watch Journey of Courageousness

2013

Disaster strikes when a website with a similar name is launched in Australia. Frustrated with peoples confusion between comparethemarket.com.au and his own website, Aleksandr launches his first TV campaign to teach Austrlians the difference between the two

Meekat vs Market

2013 Feb

1742

The Orlov family, forced from their home migrate from the Kalahair Desert across land and sea and Russia. There, they settle down and start a new life in a village they dubbed Meerkovo.

Learn about the Orlov family below

2015

On a dark and stormy night, Baby Oleg arrives on Aleksandr's doorstep. Excited to open up his house to a new meerpup, Aleksandr welcomes Oleg into the family... and into Sergei's 24/7 care.

Meet Baby Oleg

2015

2013 Jun

2013 (Jun)

With comparethemeerkat.com.au still overloaded with people looking for better health insurance, Aleksandr hires a new IT team to help deal with his dilemma. The IT teams is made up of Sergei and ... well, Sergei.

Watch the campaign

2012

Inspired by his long family history in meerkat comparison, Aleksandr Orlov brings the family business into the 21st Centruy with the launch of comparethemeerkat.com.au. It is an instant success.

1742

2012

How did meerkats end up at Compare the Market?

2015

On a dark and stormy night, Baby Oleg arrives on Aleksandr's doorstep. Excited to open up his house to a new meerpup, Aleksandr welcomes Oleg into the family... and into Sergei's 24/7 care.

Meet Baby Oleg

2013 Jun

2015

2014

2014

No longer content to just be a "super-successful business-kat", Aleksandr decides to try his hand at both directing & acting in his first feature film.

Watch Journey of Courageousness

2013 (Jun)

With comparethemeerkat.com.au still overloaded with people looking for better health insurance, Aleksandr hires a new IT team to help deal with his dilemma. The IT teams is made up of Sergei and ... well, Sergei.

Watch the campaign

2013 (Feb)

Disaster strikes when a website with a similar name is launched in Australia. Frustrated with peoples confusion between comparethemarket.com.au and his own website, Aleksandr launches his first TV campaign to teach Austrlians the difference between the two

Meekat vs Market

2013 Feb

2012

Inspired by his long family history in meerkat comparison, Aleksandr Orlov brings the family business into the 21st Century with the launch of comparethemeerkat.com.au. It is an instant success.

1742

2012

1742

The Orlov family, forced from their home migrate from the Kalahari Desert across land and sea and Russia. There, they settle down and start a new life in a village they dubbed Meerkovo.

Learn about the Orlov family below.

Meet the Meerkats

Aleksandr Orlov

As the owner of Compare the Market, Mr Orlov is the head business-kat of our organisation. He is a world-renowned entrepreneur, a family oligarch, and master musician (he plays the triangle).

Founder – comparethemeerkat.com.au

“As founder of comparethemeerkat.com.au I have brought business of my ancestors into the twentieth century. Comparethemeerkat.com.au is provide essential service for peoples to compare! Is NOT place to go for cheap insurance deal.” – Aleksandr Orlov

CEO – comparethemarket.com.au

“Like Papa always say, ‘if you can’t beat them, buy them’. These are wise words, which is why I decide to become like the Richard Branson and buy comparethemarket.com.au. Business is come with my own parking space and executive bathrooms.” – Aleksandr Orlov

Moviekat actor, writer, director

“I take time out of building my compare business empire to tell thrillsy tale of my ancestors. I do not want toot my horn, but my movie films lead to many job offer in the Holly Woods. But of course Sergei would not cope without me.” – Aleksandr Orlov

Sergei

It is difficult to date him exactly, but we estimate Sergei to be no less than 77. His career spans many decades, but has reached new heights since coming to work for Mr Orlov.

What Sergei lacks in social skills, he makes up for his in understanding of the “Computermabob”. As well as being Head of IT, Sergei is also in charge of fetching Mr Orlov’s tea. (He likes it milky).

Head of IT

As Head of IT, Sergei responsibility include Servermabob, Computermabob, Laptopmabob, internet pipings and make cup of tea. In general he is good employee, but have one official warning for failing to deal with his fleas. Sergei very popular with Australian peoples. For this reason, I give him golden opportunity for star in several TV advertisements.

Head of Principal Design – Soviet Space Programme

During the 1980s Sergei personally design the Mir(kat) Space Station! Unfortunate he forced to leave job because he fake moon landing in his garage.

Meerkovo Meertronics – Technician

Sergei made first job as technician with responsibility for remove bugs from softwares (he probably ate them). He was always horse around with colleagues in those day, but learned vital technology skills.

Oleg

Oleg is the meerpup of the Orlov family, who is just learning to crawl, bite, and swipe. He loves colouring books (mostly to chew on), hide & seek, and creating messes for Sergei to clean up.