QBE Car Insurance

QBE is a provider of car insurance, home insurance, landlord insurance, renter’s insurance, and travel insurance.
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See below for a snapshot of QBE 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 QBE offer?

QBE offers Compulsory Third Party (CTP)/Green Slip, Third Party Only, Third Party Fire & Theft, and Comprehensive car insurance policies.

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

How do you buy car insurance from QBE?

You can purchase a QBE car insurance policy online after comparing car insurance on the Canstar website. If you need help applying, call QBE on 133 723 (open Mon-Sat).

How do you lodge a claim with QBE?

You can lodge a claim with QBE either online, or by calling them on 133 723 (open 24/7). Here’s our guide to navigating the car insurance claims process.

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Yes, QBE allows you to insure your vehicle for market value or an agreed value. 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.

QBE allows you to add the following optional extras to a Comprehensive policy: 4-year new car replacement, No Claim Bonus protection, policy lifetime No Claim Bonus protection, hire car after incident, and excess-free windscreen and window glass protection. Extra premiums may apply to optional extras cover.

Yes, QBE 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 QBE car insurance policy either online, over the phone by calling 1300 867 297, via BPAY, in person at any Australia Post store (cash, cheque, EFTPOS, credit card, or post billpay), or by mail (credit card, cheque, or money order).

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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QBE began because of the ambition of two young Scotsmen named James Burns and Robert Philp, who were partners in a shipping business. They founded the North Queensland Insurance Company Ltd (QI) in 1886 and then the Bankers’ and Traders’ Insurance Company (B&T) in 1921.

Sound investment strategies saw both companies weather the storms of The Great Depression and WWII. The two companies merged in 1973 to become QBE Insurance Group, in what The Australian Financial Review at the time called “one of the largest mergers in Australian history”.

Today, QBE has been in operation for 130 years and is one of the world’s top 20 general insurance and reinsurance companies. They employ more than 14,500 people in 37 countries.

QBE supports the community in a number of ways. The QBE Foundation directly supports charities to help people overcome disadvantage and live independently, such as Assistance Dogs Australia, Foodbank, The Kids’ Cancer Project, Camp Quality, and The Big Issue.

Employees of QBE receive one day of leave each year to volunteer for the cause of their choice. They can also apply for a local grant for the charity of their choice, or have their donations matched dollar for dollar by QBE in the workplace giving program.

QBE is also committed to promoting sustainable opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, organisations and businesses.

The company has also sponsored the Taronga Conservation Society Australia since 2005, supporting their two zoos, environmental advocacy campaigns, and other conservation projects.

The table below displays a snapshot of comprehensive car insurance policies on our database that at the time of writing offer a no claim bonus that isn’t always impacted by hail and flood damage or theft claims. Please note the results are based on a 30-39 year old male who lives in New South Wales and does not require an extra driver under 25 (with link to provider’s website, ordered by Star Rating), so some products may not be available to you. Remember to read the PDS carefully to understand each insurer’s policy on their no claims bonus.

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Written by: TJ Ryan | Last updated: September 19, 2017