Top Victorian Car Insurance Policies on Canstar's Database

Looking for a new car insurance policy in the Garden State? See some of the top-rated car insurance policies in Victoria according to Canstar’s 2020 Car Insurance Star Ratings.

From the breathtaking sites of the Great Ocean Road to the hipster laneways of Melbourne and the winding streets of the Dandenong Ranges, there are many adventures to be had on Victorian roads. However, wherever you may plan to drive in the Garden State, there are potential road safety risks to consider. Comprehensive car insurance can help to cover your car from potential damage or loss caused by accidents, weather events and theft.

The tables below showcase some of the highest-rated car insurance policies on Canstar’s database for drivers in Victoria.

Car insurance policies for young drivers in Victoria

According to Canstar Research, car insurance premiums are determined based on the likelihood that the insurer would have to pay a claim to the insured. Therefore, younger drivers tend to have higher premiums as they are statistically more likely to be involved in an accident and make a claim. For example, according to the Transport and Accident Commission of Victoria, in their first year of driving, young drivers in the state are almost four times more likely to be involved in a fatal or serious injury crash than more experienced drivers.

With typically higher premiums for car insurance, it’s important for young drivers to research their options carefully to find a good value policy.

Please note the two tables below provide a snapshot of some of the top-rated car insurance policies on Canstar’s database for those aged under 25 in Victoria.

The comparison table below displays some of the policies currently available on Canstar’s database for an under-25-year-old male seeking cover in Victoria without cover for an extra driver under 25. Results are sorted by Star Rating (highest to lowest) followed by provider name (alphabetical) and features links direct to the providers’ websites. Use Canstar’s car insurance comparison selector to view a wider range of policies.

The comparison table below displays some of the policies currently available on Canstar’s database for an under-25-year-old female seeking cover in Victoria without cover for an extra driver under 25. Results are sorted by Star Rating (highest to lowest) followed by provider name (alphabetical) and features links direct to the providers’ websites. Use Canstar’s car insurance comparison selector to view a wider range of policies.

Car insurance policies for 25-29 year-old Victorian drivers

Drivers aged 25-29 often pay lower premiums than those under the age of 25, because they tend to have more experience behind the wheel.

Please note the table below provides a snapshot of some of the top-rated car insurance policies on Canstar’s database for those aged 25-29 in Victoria.

The comparison table below displays some of the policies currently available on Canstar’s database for a 25-29 year old seeking cover in Victoria without cover for an extra driver under 25. Results are sorted by Star Rating (highest to lowest) followed by provider name (alphabetical) and features links direct to the providers’ websites. Use Canstar’s car insurance comparison selector to view a wider range of policies.

Car insurance policies for 30-49 year-old Victorian drivers

People aged 30-49 generally have cheaper premiums than under-30s. They tend to have greater experience on the road, and insurers are more likely to offer them lower premiums as a result.

Please note the table below provides a snapshot of some of the top-rated car insurance policies on Canstar’s database for those aged 30-49 in Victoria.

The comparison table below displays some of the policies currently available on Canstar’s database for a 30-49 year old seeking cover in Victoria without cover for an extra driver under 25. Results are sorted by Star Rating (highest to lowest) followed by provider name (alphabetical) and features links direct to the providers’ websites. Use Canstar’s car insurance comparison selector to view a wider range of policies.

Car insurance policies for Victorian drivers over 50

People aged 50 to 59 can often enjoy even cheaper premiums than those in their thirties and forties due to a typically greater wealth of driving experience.

Please note the table below provides a snapshot of some of the top-rated car insurance policies on Canstar’s database for those aged 50-59 in Victoria.

The comparison table below displays some of the policies currently available on Canstar’s database for a 50-59 year old seeking cover in Victoria without cover for an extra driver under 25. Results are sorted by Star Rating (highest to lowest) followed by provider name (alphabetical) and features links direct to the providers’ websites. Use Canstar’s car insurance comparison selector to view a wider range of policies.

Car insurance policies for senior drivers in Victoria

There are a number of restrictions placed on senior drivers that vary depending on where you live. In Victoria, drivers who are 75 or older need to renew their licence every three years, but can self-assess their physical wellbeing.

Please note the table below provides a snapshot of some of the top-rated car insurance policies on Canstar’s database for those aged 60 and above in Victoria.

The comparison table below displays some of the policies currently available on Canstar’s database for a 60+ year old seeking cover in Victoria without cover for an extra driver under 25. Results are sorted by Star Rating (highest to lowest) followed by provider name (alphabetical) and features links direct to the providers’ websites. Use Canstar’s car insurance comparison selector to view a wider range of policies.

How much does car insurance cost in Victoria?

Age and driving experience aren’t the only factors that influence car insurance premiums – where you live can also increase or decrease your premiums. The premiums drivers in Victoria can expect to pay (on average) are up there with New South Wales as the most expensive in the country.

The table below shows a breakdown of what Victorians can expect to pay on average for  comprehensive car insurance, based on policies rated in Canstar’s 2020 Car Insurance Star Ratings.

Average Annual Car Insurance Premiums 2020 – Victoria
Age Average Premiums ($/year)
Under 25 Female $2,227
Under 25 Male $2,503
25-29 $1,721
30-49 $1,225
Over 50 $958
Family with Young Driver $2,062
Source: www.canstar.com.au. Based on comprehensive car insurance policies rated in the Canstar 2020 Car Insurance Star Ratings (May 2020). Premiums include quotes for both new and used cars for a range of scenarios, with a target excess of $750.

Keep in mind these are average figures. Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to find a provider that will cover you for less, so it’s a good idea to compare your options.

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Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance

Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance is compulsory in Victoria, as it is in all other states and territories. It is designed to cover the cost of compensation claims made against a driver if they injure or kill someone on the road.

Victoria’s compulsory third party (CTP) scheme has operated on a no-fault basis since 1971, meaning that either party is eligible for cover even if they are the one that caused the accident. In some states, there are specific providers that offer CTP insurance, but in Victoria, it is solely offered by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC). The TAC is a government-owned organisation.

When you buy a new car, the cost of CTP insurance is built into the registration payments. By obtaining cover for third party damage, you receive a level of financial protection for personal injuries sustained on the road. To demonstrate the difference between the coverage of various insurances, the table below outlines each of the types of car insurance available in Australia and what they cover.

Type Damage to your car Damage to other people’s property (e.g. other cars) Damage or loss caused by theft of your car Injuries or death to other people in an accident
Compulsory third party Cross Cross Cross icon tick
Third party property Cross icon tick Cross Cross
Third party property, fire and theft Cross icon tick icon tick Cross
Comprehensive icon tick icon tick icon tick Cross

→Related Article: Victoria CTP Insurance.

Outstanding Value Car Insurance for Victoria

Bingle, one of Canstar’s National Award Winners for 2020, took out the State Award for Outstanding Value Car Insurance in Victoria, in addition to New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia.

Bingle is just one of several 5-Star winners in Victoria alone, while there are dozens of other providers rated by Canstar. Visit Canstar’s comparison tables for a snapshot of the top-rated car insurance policies on our database when looking for one that suits your needs:

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This article update was reviewed by our Sub Editor Tom Letts and Senior Finance Journalist Shay Waraker before it was published as part of our fact-checking process.

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