Bondi Vet Pet Insurance

Bondi Vet is a specialist provider of pet insurance.

What types of pet insurance does Bondi Vet offer?

Bondi Vet pet insurance offers two levels of cover:

  • Medical Essentials (Extended Accident)covers your pet for accident injury only. Choose to receive 70% or 80% of eligible vet bills back and receive an annual benefit limit of $10,000 with a $2,000 sub-limit for paralysis tick. 
  • Comprehensive Cover (Accident Injury Only & Illness) – covers your pet for illness as well as accidental injury. Choose to receive 70% or 80% of eligible vet bills back and receive an annual benefit limit of $20,000 with a $2,500 sub-limit for paralysis tick.

Both of Bondi Vet’s pet insurance products allow for the addition of routine care and dental as optional benefits. Both products feature no waiting period for accidental injuries and a 30 day waiting period for illness conditions. See Bondi Vet’s Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for a full list of covered items and conditions. 

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What type of pets does Bondi Vet pet insurance cover?

Bondi Vet only offers insurance for dogs and cats. If you have more than one dog or cat, Bondi Vet says you can insure multiple pets under one policy and choose different cover levels. 

What is not covered by Bondi Vet pet insurance?

Bondi Vet says its pet insurance policies do not cover pregnancy, elective procedures, grooming, behavioural problems or pre-existing conditions. 

Read Bondi Vet’s PDS for a full list of exclusions. You also may want to consider what illnesses your pet may need coverage for.

What is the age limit for pets covered by Bondi Vet pet insurance?

Bondi Vet says you can insure your pets from eight weeks of age. You can only apply for Bondi Vet’s Comprehensive Cover if your pet is under nine years old. There is no upper age limit for the Medical Essentials Cover plan. 

Once your pet is accepted, Bondi Vet says you can insure your pet for life, provided you continue to renew your policy. 

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Bondi Vet pet insurance FAQs

Bondi Vet does not state that you need to provide your pet’s medical records in order to apply for and take out its pet insurance. However, Bondi Vet says you will need to provide your pet’s medical history as part of the claims process.

Yes, Bondi Vet says you can choose any vet who is licensed to practice in Australia.

Bondi Vet’s Medical Essentials plan has an annual benefit limit of up to $10,000 a year. The Comprehensive Cover plan has an annual benefit limit of up to $20,000 a year. Within this, sub-limits may apply for certain policy items such as paralysis ticks.

Bondi Vet says you can choose a benefit cover percentage of 70% or 80% on its Medical Essentials and Comprehensive Cover plans. Read Bondi Vet’s PDS to see what benefit limits and sub-limits may apply.

If you’re looking to take out pet insurance, you can compare policies using Canstar’s pet insurance comparison tables. You can then either get a quote on Bondi Vet’s website or by calling Bondi Vet.

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You can lodge a claim with Bondi Vet through its online Pet Portal, by post or, in some instances, your vet may be able to submit a claim on your behalf. 

For online claims, Bondi Vet says you’ll need to upload a copy of your Vet’s tax invoice and consultation notes. If it is your first claim, you’ll also need to attach a full veterinary history. If you have any questions or need help, you can call a member of Bondi Vet’s pet insurance customer service team.

Bondi Vet says it will automatically renew your pet insurance policy each year on the terms set out in the renewal offer. For the renewal premium calculation, Bondi Vet says it will consider a range of factors including your pet’s age, breed, location, duration for which it has been insured, claims history and data relating to the health of pets that are of a similar age and breed.

Consider comparing pet insurance policies before renewing to ensure you are still getting cover that suits you and your pet. You can compare a range of pet insurance policies on Canstar’s database:

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Bondi Vet pet insurance was created by the Bondi Vet TV show. It is underwritten by Hollard Insurance.

Written by: Tamika Seeto | Last updated: July 26, 2019