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Switching is easy

Our customers tell us that our online journey is easy to use. In fact, depending on your circumstances, you could purchase a new policy in just minutes. You don’t even have to wait for your renewal notice to check if you’re on the best deal by comparing.


There are different types of cover

From third party insurance covering other drivers’ cars in an accident to a comprehensive policy for more complete cover for your car and theirs – there are different types of cover to suit every car and driver.

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There are ways to save on your premium

There are ways to save money on your premium without losing your cover. Some drivers may choose to increase their excess, while others that don’t allow younger drivers to get behind the wheel of their car may accept age restrictions to lower their premiums.

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Optional extras can broaden your coverage

Our partners offer optional extras so you can get more from your insurance. This is just another way to tailor your car insurance to suit your needs and broaden your coverage.

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Product types to suit your driving style

You can tailor your cover to suit your driving lifestyle by finding the right product to suit you. Some insurance providers may offer products based on your driving habits, like low kilometre policies for people who don’t drive as much.

It pays to compare car insurance

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A guide to car insurance

Updated February 19, 2024
Written by Kenneth Young
Reviewed by Adrian Taylor

Kochie discusses what you need to know about car insurance in Australia.

Don’t miss our top tips for ways to potentially uncover savings in your policy.

David Koch
Economic Director

Expert tips for choosing the right car insurance for you

Our Executive General Manager of General Insurance, Adrian Taylor, has some helpful tips for finding the right car insurance policy for you.

Adrian Taylor
Executive General Manager – General Insurance

Compare your policy renewal offer with last year’s

Your renewal policy should show both last year’s premium and your new premium, meaning you can instantly see how much more you’re being asked to pay. Make note of the difference to see how big the new change is before comparing car insurance.

Save money on your insurance

Paying your car insurance annually can often be cheaper than paying it monthly or fortnightly. If you can, consider paying a lump sum once a year for a lower price.

Consider who is a listed driver

Consider who is driving your car. Generally, drivers under the age of 25 will likely increase the premium you pay. If you can restrict the age of drivers on your policy, this can help you save money.

Cancel your policy at any time

You don’t have to wait for your renewal to save money, either. You can cancel your existing policies at any time and switch insurers. Just be aware of any cancellation fees that may apply.

What is car insurance?

Car insurance protects you against the cost of damages caused by insured events, which may include things like car accidents, theft, weather events and other unforeseen events. A car insurance policy helps pay for the cost of these damages to your car, as well as any property you might damage with your vehicle.


“Car insurance can provide you with peace of mind knowing that a financial safety net is in place should something go wrong on the road.”

Car insurance coverage

What does car insurance cover?

What isn't covered by car insurance?

Does car insurance cover me for ridesharing?

Will car insurance cover my vehicle for business use?

Can I get car insurance for my four-wheel drive?

Are learner drivers covered by car insurance?

Does car insurance cover the car's window glass?

Costs and premiums

How much is car insurance?

How can I save on my car insurance?

What is a car insurance excess?

Important to know

What car insurance extras are available?

"Extras are inclusions that can be added to car insurance policies to extend your coverage."

What's the difference between market vs agreed value?

What qualifies as a classic car?

Who offers car insurance in Australia?

There are a wide range of car insurance providers operating in Australia, offering a variety of policies from third party-only car insurance to comprehensive coverage.

We currently compare car insurance products from the following brands

Car insurance companies in Australia

Meet our car insurance expert, Adrian Taylor

As Executive General Manager of General Insurance at Compare the Market, Adrian Taylor is passionate about demystifying car insurance for consumers, so they have a better understanding of what they’re covered for. Adrian’s goal is to make more information available from more insurers, to make it easier to compare and save.

Adrian has over 13 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He helps review general insurance content on Compare the Market to ensure it accurately breaks down complex insurance topics.