Find out how much you could save by switching to us
By not insuring unsafe drivers like Captain Risky, we can keep our car insurance premiums low for safer drivers like you.
Compared to their previous insurers' premiums, our customers told us they saved an average of $###† by switching to us.
Here are some examples of their self-reported savings:
|Customers who switched from…||Told us they saved an average of…|
Award-winning Australian car insurance
After comparing our comprehensive cover with that offered by other insurers, CANSTAR has awarded us their Outstanding Value Car Insurance award for a record 12 years in a row, from 2007 to 2018. Budget Direct has been named Insurer of the Year in 2017 & 2018 (that's 2 years back to back!).
More ways to save
Depending on the type of Budget Direct car insurance you choose, there are a number of ways you can reduce your premium even further:
How to switch
Switching to Budget Direct car insurance from your current insurer is quick and easy:
Choose a Budget Direct car insurance policy that suits you; get a quote and buy a policy online and save 15%.
Once you’re covered by us, contact your previous insurer to cancel your other policy. Typically, they’ll refund the unused portion of your premium; however, they may charge you a cancellation fee.
Types of car insurance
Among other things, the price of your car insurance — your premium — depends on your level of cover; the stronger your cover, the more it costs. We offer four levels of cover:
At a glance
|What’s covered||Damage to your car||Damage to other people’s property||Theft of your car||Injuries or death to other people|
|Third Party Property||No||Yes||No||No|
|Third Party, Fire and Theft||Yes1||Yes||Yes||No|
|Compulsory Third Party||No||No||No||Yes|
1 Damage to your car caused by fire and/or theft only – not by a crash.
Praise for Budget Direct
“The trick is to keep insurance costs low but get all the necessary features tailored to your needs, with a few bells and whistles. This year’s winner, Budget Direct…does the job.”
2018 Money Magazine Insurer of the Year award citation.
“Being affordable is one thing, but [we] also found that Budget Direct offers outstanding value through competitive premiums coupled with strong policy cover.”
CANSTAR research team, June 2018
^ Online discount only. Terms and conditions apply.
‡ Your car would not be covered while it was being driven by someone under the restricted age.
§ The 50+ age bracket applies only to policies purchased on or after 2 July 2017.