Motor Vehicle Insurance

There are four types of motor vehicle insurance: Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Insurance; Comprehensive Insurance; Fire and Theft Only; and Third Party Property Only. Consumers should shop around and ensure they purchase cover appropriate to their situation.

  • CTP is mandatory in all States and Territories and provides compensation for bodily injuries caused by vehicles. It does not provide cover for any damage to the vehicle and therefore other forms of motor vehicle insurance should also be purchased.
  • Comprehensive Insurance can cover damage to vehicles, theft of vehicles, collision, malicious damage and weather damage. Depending on the policy, it can cover damage caused to other vehicles.
  • Fire and Theft Only is a limited form of insurance that only covers for fire damage to, and theft of, vehicles. It does not cover collision damage to vehicles.
  • Third Party Property Only provides cover for vehicles damaged by the policyholder's vehicle. It does not provide cover for the policyholder's own vehicle. This product is generally only taken out by consumers with a low value vehicle, protecting themselves against damage to other motorists.

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