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Articles, tips, questions, and information about car insurance in Australia.

Peter Terlato

Personal Finance Editor

Can I buy short-term car insurance?

Temporary or short-term car insurance is a stop-gap measure. Most Australian insurance providers do not necessarily offer temporary car insurance policies, which means you’ll have to research the options you do have to fit your preferred situation.

Car Insurance

18 Jan, 2023

6 min read

Can I buy short-term car insurance?
Jodie Humphries

Personal Finance Editor

Your guide to buying a vehicle out of state

Purchasing a car out of state may offer some advantages, but if you’ve not done this before, it can be a daunting task helped by research.

Car Insurance

17 Jan, 2023

5 min read

Your guide to buying a vehicle out of state
Jodie Humphries

Personal Finance Editor

High-performance car insurance: Everything you need to know

High-performance cars are luxurious, sleek, and come at a hefty price. With this price, owners want to find the best high-performance car insurance for their vehicles.

Car Insurance

17 Jan, 2023

7 min read

High-performance car insurance: Everything you need to know
Peter Terlato

Personal Finance Editor

How do you file a car insurance claim?

If you are involved in an accident, your priority, whether or not you’re responsible, is to collect as much information as possible, including when and where the incident occurred and details of the other car and driver. These details must then be reported to your insurer.

Car Insurance

16 Jan, 2023

7 min read

How do you file a car insurance claim?
Mark Bristow

Personal Finance Editor

Can you claim insurance for car dents?

Car insurance covers you for some of the costs of repairing damage to your car. But is it worth claiming car insurance for a dent?

Car Insurance

13 Jan, 2023

3 min read

Can you claim insurance for car dents?
Jodie Humphries

Personal Finance Editor

What are the types of car warranties?

When you buy a new car, it’ll come with one of the types of car warranties that protect you from technical, design or mechanical issues caused by the manufacturer.

Car Insurance

11 Jan, 2023

5 min read

What are the types of car warranties?
Peter Terlato

Personal Finance Editor

How much does car insurance cost in Australia?

The amount you'll pay in car insurance costs can depend on the level of coverage you want as well as the car you drive, your age and and driving history.

Car Insurance

11 Jan, 2023

5 min read

How much does car insurance cost in Australia?
Jodie Humphries

Personal Finance Editor

Car insurance claim tips you must know

A car accident can happen anytime to anyone, and it’s helpful to know some car insurance claim tips to help you get through the claim when feeling stressed.

Car Insurance

10 Jan, 2023

6 min read

Car insurance claim tips you must know
Jodie Humphries

Personal Finance Editor

Backpackers’ car insurance guide

If you’re backpacking around Australia for more than three months, it may be helpful to have a car. You’ll also want to get car insurance for backpackers.

Car Insurance

23 Dec, 2022

6 min read

Backpackers’ car insurance guide
Mark Bristow

Personal Finance Editor

Can you register and insure a car without a licence?

It is possible to buy, register and insure a car without a driver’s licence in Australia, though most states and territories handle this process slightly differently from one another. However, it is important to note that you won’t be covered if you’re illegally driving the car without a licence and are involved in an accident.

Car Insurance

16 Dec, 2022

3 min read

Can you register and insure a car without a licence?
Peter Terlato

Personal Finance Editor

Can I get car insurance after an accident?

You are able to get car insurance after an accident. However, the policy you purchase will  only cover you for future accidents, not for the accident you were just involved in. In this instance, if you were the at-fault driver you'll be responsible for all related damages.

Car Insurance

13 Dec, 2022

3 min read

Can I get car insurance after an accident?
Peter Terlato

Personal Finance Editor

Can I drive a new car without insurance?

In most states, you’re required to have your compulsory third party insurance completed and paid for before you drive the car off the dealership’s lot. The only time you can possibly legally drive an uninsured car is when you have to get the vehicle registered.

Car Insurance

05 Dec, 2022

3 min read

Can I drive a new car without insurance?