Budget Direct has insured motorists in the Apple Isle since 2000.
Whether you live in Hobart or Launceston, Devonport or Burnie, or anywhere in between, we've got a wide range of car insurance for you to choose from.
Award-winning car insurance
After comparing the cost and features of 53 comprehensive policies offered by 42 insurers, Canstar awarded us one of only two national awards for Outstanding Value Car Insurance in 2020 — a record 14th year in a row we've won the award.
Choose your cover
With Budget Direct, you can select one of three types of car insurance:
Third Party Property Only Insurance
Covers your liability for accidental damage your car causes to other people’s property, including their vehicles.
Third Party Property, Fire and Theft Insurance
Provides the same cover as Third Party Property Only, with extra protection against loss or damage to your vehicle due to fire and theft.
Highly rated claims
Assessments and repairs
If your damaged vehicle is driveable, we’ll ask you to take it to one of the following to be assessed and fixed:
- one of our network repairers
- a local repairer (if there isn't a network repairer near you).
If your damaged car is not driveable, call us on 1300 885 996 and we’ll arrange for it to be towed.
After assessing your vehicle’s damage and authorising the repairs, we can appoint a repairer and manage the whole repair process on your behalf.
Our repairs are guaranteed for as long as you own the car.
Alternatively, you may be able to nominate your preferred repairer.
For $79.95 a year – about $1.60 a week – you can take advantage of our 24/7, nationwide Roadside Assistance service.
Whether you’re stuck on the side of the road in Hobart or the Central Highlands, our Tasmanian network of roadside contractors means you’re never too far from help.
Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance
All vehicles in Australia must have CTP cover before they can be registered and legally driven on the road; motorists pay for this cover either as part of their vehicle registration fee or separately.
In Tasmania, CTP insurance is provided by the Motor Accidents Insurance Board (MAIB).
For more information, visit the MAIB website.
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*Based on customers in Tasmania who have made a claim on Budget Direct Car Insurance, and who were surveyed between 10 February 2015 and 31 January 2021. Visit www.budgetdirectreviews.com.au for more details.