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 Tasmanian car insurance

After comparing our comprehensive cover with that offered by dozens of other insurers in the state#, Canstar has awarded us their (one and only) Outstanding Value Car Insurance Tasmania award for five years running, from 2014 to 2018.

CANSTAR's Outstanding Value Car Insurance Tasmania 2018

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Choose your cover

With Budget Direct, you can select one of three types of car insurance:

Comprehensive Car Insurance

Covers loss or damage to your vehicle due to an accident, theft, severe weather, malicious damage, and fire; and your liability for accidental damage your car causes to other people’s property.
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Third Party Property Insurance

Covers your liability for accidental damage your car causes to other people’s property, including their vehicles.
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Third Party, Fire and Theft Insurance

Provides the same cover as Third Party Property, with extra protection against loss or damage to your vehicle due to fire and theft.
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Assessments and repairs

In Tasmania, you can get your vehicle’s damage assessed by:

  • one of our network repairers, or
  • a local repairer (if there isn’t a network repairer near you).

For your convenience, after your car’s damage has been assessed, and if we authorise the repairs, we may appoint a repairer and manage the whole repair process on your behalf.

Alternatively, you may be able to nominate your preferred repairer.

Roadside Assistance

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 December 2018. Visit www.budgetdirectreviews.com.au for more details.
# Click here to read Canstar's award report and rating methodology.

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