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Retirease car insurance at a glance

  • Extensive age restriction options
  • Low-kilometre discounts
  • Underwritten by Auto & General Insurance

About Retirease

Retirease works to provide affordable car insurance to retired Australian drivers. Customers can have confidence in their policies as Retirease car insurance is underwritten by Auto & General Insurance, a member of the Insurance Council of Australia.

Retirease’s car insurance

Retirease offers three levels of car insurance cover to suit a range of needs and budgets: Comprehensive, Third Party Property, Fire and Theft and Third Party Property Only.

The events you’re covered for under the different cover types are listed in the table below. For the full details of Retirease’s car insurance policies and the benefit limits on your coverage, refer to their Product Disclosure Statement (PDS).

When comparing car insurance quotes with us, you’ll be able to view the PDS of any policy before you buy.

BenefitsComprehensiveThird Party Property, Fire and TheftThird Party Property Only
Accidental damage to your own car
Damage to other people’s property
Fire damage
Malicious damage
Storm damage
Hire car following a no-no-fault accident
Hire car following theft
New car replacement
Personal effects
Essential repairs
Emergency transport and accommodation
Authorised Repairs guaranteed
Replacement of keys
Towing costs
Damage from an uninsured third-party motorist
Information is correct as of February 2023 and is subject to change. Review the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for full details on the coverage.

On top of the coverage listed above, Retirease offers the following optional extras, which you can add to your comprehensive car insurance for extended coverage:

  • Hire car following an at-fault car accident claim
  • Window glass excess reduction
  • Choice of repairer

Why choose Retirease car insurance?

There are several reasons why Australians choose Retirease for car insurance:

  • Optional extras for comprehensive policies
  • Authorised repairs guaranteed (for as long as you own the car)
  • Choice of market or agreed value (eligibility criteria applies) for comprehensive policies
  • Roadside assistance add-on

Frequently asked questions

What payment options does Retirease have for car insurance?

You can pay for car insurance fortnightly, monthly or annually with Retirease. Payment methods include direct debit from a credit card or via direct debit. Choosing the annual option is cheaper than paying monthly or fortnightly. This is common across insurance providers, not just Retirease.

Can I get car insurance with Retirease if I’m not retired?

You must be retired or not gainfully employed in order to be eligible for a Retirease policy.

Does Retirease car insurance cover drivers under 25 years old?

Retirease does not provide quotes for anyone under the age of 55. However, their car insurance does cover younger drivers if they’re listed on the policy as additional drivers of the car, including those under 25 years of age.

Those under the age of 25 may be subject to additional excess if they were behind the wheel at the time of an incident.

How do I make a car insurance claim with Retirease?

You can make a claim by calling Retirease’s claim enquiries number during their call centre hours. Their friendly staff will walk you through the process and ask for details about the incident. You may need to take photos and gather information from anyone else involved in the incident (including the police).

Retirease may ask you to mail those documents in the post or scan and send them via email to an address they will provide.

What excess payments might apply to my car insurance claim with Retirease?

On top of a basic excess payment, you may have to pay one or more additional excesses depending on the circumstances of the claim. These can include:

  • A young driver excess if the driver was under 25 years of age
  • An unlisted driver excess if the driver wasn’t listed in the policy
  • An inexperienced driver excess if the driver at the time of the incident has not held a full or open Australian licence for two or more years
  • Non-retired driver excess if the driver isn’t retired*

* Retired means not gainfully employed or seeking employment, and aged 55 years or over (45 years or over for a spouse or partner).

Does Retirease car insurance cover ridesharing?

While certain types of business use are covered by Retirease car insurance, ridesharing is not.

However, Retirease’s policies do cover giving a ride to members of a retirement village. They also cover private car sharing and voluntary home or community service, provided no profit is made from using the car that way.

How do I cancel my Retirease car insurance policy?

You can cancel your car insurance policy with Retirease by calling their customer service line and talking to a member of the Retirease team. You may face an early termination fee for cancelling your policy, unless you do so within 21 days of purchasing or renewing your policy.

If you cancel within the 21-day cooling-off period, you will receive a full refund (provided you have not lodged a claim within that time period).

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