Get more with Budget Direct Roadside Assistance

No matter what type of vehicle you drive, it can break down anytime, anywhere.

So it’s good to know that if you need help to get going again, Budget Direct Roadside Assistance is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, right across Australia.

And all for just $79.95 per year – less than $1.60 a week – and with no joining fee.

With our national network of more than 2,500 qualified contractors – mobile mechanics, battery specialists, locksmiths, tow-truck operators, and tyre repairers – you’re never too far from help.

Broken down? Get help Australia-wide, 24/7

Call 1800 514 448


What’s included?

Key rescue

If you lock your keys in your vehicle or lose them, we’ll help you regain entry or retrieve a spare set – up to $125.

10%+ discount

You’ll receive a 10% discount on an Ultra Tune manufacturer’s handbook, minor, or major service.

Unlimited callouts

You’re entitled to an unlimited number of callouts within 12 months, subject to our fair use policy.

Breakdown tow

If your vehicle can’t be mobilised, we’ll arrange a free tow – up to 15km (metro areas) or 50km (rural and remote).

Emergency fuel

If you run out of fuel, we’ll give you up to $15 of fuel so you can drive to a service station to fill up.

Tyre change

If you get a flat tyre, we’ll replace it with the spare tyre supplied with your vehicle.

Free advice

You get unlimited access to our technical advice hotline; we’ll try to diagnose the problem and get you mobilised.

Battery assistance

If you get a flat battery, we’ll jump-start your vehicle; or, if necessary, replace the battery at your cost.

Find out more

The information on this page is a summary only. For more details on Budget Direct Roadside Assistance, please read our terms and conditions.

Become a member

You can purchase Roadside Assistance cover with or without a Budget Direct car insurance policy.

You can buy a membership online or call us on 1800 700 027 and we’ll get you signed up.

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Frequently asked questions

When can I start using Budget Direct Roadside Assistance?

48 hours after purchasing your membership.

Does it matter who’s driving the car?

No – we’ll provide roadside assistance for your nominated vehicle, regardless of who’s driving.

How quickly can I expect help to arrive?

It will depend on a number of factors, including your location, road conditions, as well as traffic congestion. Our goal is to get you back on the road as soon as possible.

Will you help if I get a flat or faulty car battery or flat tyre at my home?


How does your technical assistance hotline work?

We’ll ask you a series of questions about your vehicle to narrow down the likely cause of the breakdown. If we can’t pinpoint the problem, or we can’t get you moving again with an easy fix over the phone, we’ll dispatch a roadside contractor to assist you.

I’m not a member – can I still get assistance?

Yes, however you’ll need to pay a $100 service charge in addition to the annual membership fee.