Budget Direct Car Insurance

Budget Direct is a provider of car insurance, home insurance, landlord insurance, life insurance, health insurance, travel insurance, and pet insurance.
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See below for a snapshot of Budget Direct’s car insurance products on offer for a 30-39-year-old male living in Victoria who does not require an extra driver under 25.

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What types of car insurance does Budget Direct offer?

Budget Direct offers Comprehensive, Third Party, and NSW Green Slip insurance. If you’re unsure as to which kind of car insurance is most appropriate for you, or don’t understand the differences between the different levels of cover, here’s our guide to the different kinds of car insurance.

Top Car Insurance Policies by Star Rating

If you’re in the market for a car insurance policy, check out the table below which displays a snapshot of car insurance policies on Canstar’s database with links direct to providers’ websites. Please note this table has been sorted by Star Rating (highest to lowest), and was formulated based on a male aged 25-29 years old in NSW, without an extra driver under 25 years old.

“The Star Ratings in this table were awarded in May 2018 and data is as at that date, updated from time to time to reflect product changes notified to us by product issuers. The table above is sorted in order of Star Rating, then alphabetically by brand. You can use the sort buttons at the top of each column to re-order the display. These results are general advice only and not personal financial product advice. The search results do not include all providers and may not compare all features relevant to you.”

How do you buy car insurance from Budget Direct?

You can purchase a Budget Direct either online, or over the phone by calling 1800 555 878 (open Mon-Sat), after comparing car insurance on the Canstar website.

How do you lodge a claim with Budget Direct?

You can lodge a claim with Budget Direct either online, or by calling 1300 885 996 (open 24/7). Here’s our guide to navigating the car insurance claims process.

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Budget Direct FAQs

Yes, Budget Direct allows you to either go with market value or nominate a specific value you want your car insured for. If you’re not sure which one would be best for your vehicle, read our article explaining the difference between market value and agreed value

AAMI allows you to add cover for fire and theft to a Third Party Property policy. AAMI allows you to add 24/7 roadside assistance and/or cover for a broken windscreen or window glass to a Comprehensive policy. Extra premiums may apply to optional extras cover.

Yes, Budget Direct allows you to nominate a higher or lower excess. This may affect the cost of your car insurance premiums; a higher excess will typically result in a lower premium, while a lower excess will typically result in a higher premium. Find out more about car insurance excesses here.

You can renew your Budget Direct car insurance policy online. If you’re not sure whether to renew or switch, here’s our guide to choosing, and if you do decide to switch car insurance policies, here’s how you do so.

Make sure you compare car insurance policies before simply renewing the same policy, so that you continue to get outstanding value insurance at a great price:

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Budget Direct has insured over 1.5 million Aussies since they were founded in 2000. They are part of the international Budget Insurance group.

Budget Direct is the trusted insurer for over 1.5 million Australian drivers. If you’re with Budget Direct, sign up for the Budget Direct Hail Hero App on the Apple iTunes Store or Google Play for Android so you’ll have enough warning to get your car undercover before a hailstorm hits.

Budget Direct has won the prestigious Canstar 5-star rating every year from 2007 to 2017 – more than a decade of success. This is a truly impressive feat.

These days, many people know Budget Direct for their hilarious Captain Risky TV ad series, or the older “Boojay Boojay” TV ad series featuring Michelle and Michael.

Budget Direct helps its community by supporting several foundations and causes, including Act for Kids to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect, along with charity events such as RSPCA Cupcake Day & Goods Collection, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, and Movember.

Budget Direct is also an environmentally-minded company. In 2008, they were one of the many companies that advocated for insurance providers to be allowed to present PDS documents electronically rather than in paper form.

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Written by: TJ Ryan | Last updated: