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Shopping for Car Insurance in Australia
As in most countries the price of car insurance can vary, but one thing that is very different between Australia and the UK, is the ease of getting alternative comparisons.
In the UK, any broker would have the ability to key your details into a computer, and see which insurer gives the best premiums.
This does not seem to be the case in Australia. We have to do the legwork ourselves.
However, this does seem to be beginning to change.
My December car renewal is $441 this year, and I used one of the new comparison options to check a few others.
- $304.75 Insurer 1
- $310.96 Insurer 2
- $315.90 Insurer 3
For the record, I ended up going with a premium of $373.75, but only because I added on some extras, such as an agreed value for the car, and protecting my NCD. I found my price at Budget Direct Insurance, but was almost tempted by the above “cheaper” options.
iSelect, who for some years have provided comparison options for Health Insurance, now also do the same for Car Insurance.
Budget Direct is proud to be the only car insurance provider in Australia to have won the coveted National CANSTAR CANNEX 5 Star award for Outstanding Value Car Insurance five years in a row, from 2007-2011. Our smart features and flexible options include:
- Low insurance premiums
- Lifetime guarantee on repairs
- Competitive standard features with flexible options
- Easy, over-the-phone claims process
Why not try our two minute quote now to see how much you could save:
Insurance is arranged by A&G Insurance Services Pty Ltd (ACN 003 617 909) (A&G) as agent of the issuer, Auto & General Insurance Company Ltd (ACN 111 586 353) (AGICL). Because we don’t know your financial needs, we can’t advise if this insurance will suit you. You should consider your needs and the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) before making a decision to buy insurance. AGICL pays A&G, a related company, commission of up to 27% of your premium. A&G sales staff may receive bonuses. PDS available from our website or by calling us. Approved applicants only. Terms and conditions apply.