AAMI car insurance

Part of the Suncorp group, well-known insurance provider AAMI has been going strong since 1970. Not long after it started all those years ago, it released its famous jingle ‘Lucky you’re with AAMI’ which has been playing on Australian TV and radio ever since. No wonder we all know it so well!

This long lasting insurance company offers a number of cover options to Aussies, including comprehensive and third party car insurance. Keep scrolling for more information on what insurance policies AAMI can offer your wheels.

AAMI offers the following car insurance policies

Rates and fees verified as correct at 03 March, 2021. Other information correct at the time of writing. Advertiser disclosure.

Product Monthly premiums available Maximum no claim discount Online discount Choice of repairer
Comprehensive Car Insurance

Yes costs extra

up to 70%

$50

No

Is AAMI Australian owned?

AAMI, which stands for the Australian Associated Motor Insurers Limited, is owned by Australian insurance provider Suncorp. It was founded in Australia in 1970 and has been a subsidiary of Suncorp since 2007.

What does AAMI’s comprehensive car insurance cover?

The highest level of car insurance AAMI offers, AAMI’s comprehensive cover includes:

Does AAMI offer roadside assistance?

Yes, AAMI does offer roadside assistance as an optional extra. Not only that, but when you sign up to a comprehensive car insurance policy with AAMI for the first time, you’ll receive the first year of roadside assistance at no extra cost. After that the cost will be up to $86 each year.

AAMI’s ‘Roadside Assist’ offers:

What optional extras does AAMI offer?

Besides roadside assistance, AAMI offers cover for a hire car following an accident and windscreen and window glass cover.

Adding ‘hire car’ cover to your policy will ensure that you can access a hire car for an unlimited number of days following an accident. AAMI will cover ‘reasonable hire car costs’ up to $90 per day until either your claim is settled or you get your ride back.

The other optional extra you can add to your policy is ‘windscreen and window glass cover’. This optional extra will ensure that you pay no excess for one claim per year on repairs or replacement for your car windscreen, window glass or sunroof, when it is damaged as a result of an insured event.

More FAQs on AAMI's comprehensive car insurance.

Should I opt for the low or high excess option?

The excess refers to the amount you’ll have to pay when you make a claim before AAMI will pay for anything. For example, you might have $500 worth of damage to your car and a $200 excess. You would pay $200 and AAMI would pay the extra $300.

You can tailor your policy by choosing to pay a high excess and therefore lower premiums, or lowering your excess in return for higher premiums. The former might be a good idea if you don’t have much cash up front and the likelihood of an accident is low. The latter might be handy because it means you’ll only have to come up with a small sum of money in an emergency.

Does AAMI offer CTP insurance?

Yes, AAMI does offer CTP (compulsory third party) car insurance. However, it is only available to drivers in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and South Australia.

In the ACT, this is called Motor Accident Injuries cover and if you want to go with AAMI, you can select it as your preferred insurance provider upon registering your vehicle with Access Canberra.

What does AAMI’s third party property car insurance cover?

Besides CTP insurance, AAMI also offers third party property car insurance. While CTP cover is a legal requirement all over Australia, third party property cover is optional. That said, it might be a good idea to have it, if you don’t want to wind up with a big bill from the mechanics.

AAMI’s third party property car insurance provides:

  • $20 million of legal liability 

  • Cover for damage to other people’s property

  • Up to $5,000 worth of cover for damage to your car caused by an uninsured driver.

It should be noted that third party car insurance does not provide cover for damage done to your own car. The only exception to this is if it is damaged by an uninsured driver (as mentioned above). Or, you can opt for additional third party cover which includes cover for fire or theft damage caused to your car.

This optional cover for fire and theft includes:

  • Up to $10,000 worth of cover for fire and theft damage

  • A hire car following a theft, up to a maximum of 21 days

  • Up to $500 worth of personal items cover. This is to cover any personal items such as laptops, phones etc, if they are stolen from your car.

How can I save with AAMI?

There are a few ways to save money with AAMI’s comprehensive car insurance, including:

  • One year of roadside assistance, at no extra cost

  • An online discount, at the time of writing AAMI was offering a $50 discount for comprehensive car insurance policies purchased online

  • With AAMI’s Flexi-Premiums. If you choose a higher excess, you can reduce the cost of your premium, if you choose a lower excess your premium will be higher, but you’ll pay less at claim time.

  • Paying annually rather than monthly. Paying your premium in monthly installments will cost you a bit extra.

  • As much as a 10% discount if you pass AAMI’s Skilled Driver Course. The course is aimed at drivers under 25 and is open to those with a P-Plate or full license.

  • Money off with AAMI’s Safe Driver Rewards program. 

Does AAMI offer a no claims discount?

Yes, AAMI does have its own version of a no claims bonus discount - the AAMI Safe Driver Rewards program. 

Similar to a no claims discount, this program rewards you for driving safely and not making any claims. You’ll start out on ‘Gold Status’ and if you drive safely for a year and make no claims, you’ll receive a ‘Safe Driver Rewards credit’. This will start at 2.5% and increase to a maximum of 15% after ten years of driving safely. 

If you have roadside assistance with AAMI you might also be eligible to receive a discount on that. Discounts with AAMI’s roadside assistance cover start at 5% after three years of safe driving and go up to a maximum of 25% after nine years.

The discounts are broken down as follows:

Year

Status

Safe Driver Reward credit

AAMI Roadside Assist discount

1

Gold

0%

0%

2

Gold

2.5%

0%

3

Platinum

2.5%

5%

4

Platinum

5%

5%

5

Ruby

5%

10%

6

Ruby

7.5%

10%

7

Sapphire

7.5%

15%

8

Sapphire

10%

15%

9

Diamond

10%

25%

10+

Diamond

15%

25%

The credit that you receive will be worked out as a percentage of your previous year’s premium.

How is my premium calculated?

Your car insurance premium is calculated on the likelihood of you making a claim, which AAMI predicts based on a number of factors like:

  • The make, model and colour of your car
  • Special features or modifications on your car
  • Where you live and where you keep your car (e.g. in a garage, on the street, etc.)
  • How often and who drives the car

How can I pay my premium?

You can pay your AAMI premium annually or monthly, but if you choose to pay it in monthly installments, remember that it will cost extra. Payment options include online payment through the AAMI website, Bpay, over the phone, through old school mail and by popping into the post office.

What cover do I have in an emergency?

AAMI will cover the cost of towing your car if it breaks down, as well as alternate travel and accommodation if you’re far from home at the time. Just keep in mind that you’ll need to get in contact with AAMI before having any repairs done, or else they might not be covered under your policy.

How is AAMI rated by customers?

You know the jingle, you know the facts, so now, read up on what AAMI customers think of their car insurance policies. Everyday Aussies have rated AAMI on things like customer service, convenience and trust in our customer review section.

How to make a claim

You can make a claim on your AAMI car insurance policy over the phone, online or even on the mobile app. Make sure you have a few things handy to make it easier, such as:

  • Your car insurance policy number
  • Details about where and when the accident happened
  • Photos of the accident might be useful, and if you’re using the app, you can upload them straight from your phone

Make sure you get the details of anyone else involved in an accident, or any witnesses who may be able to help your claim. Some information you might like to ask for includes: 

  • name
  • contact details
  • licence number
  • insurance company and registration number of their vehicle (if they are involved in the accident)

How is AAMI car insurance rated?

Mozo users have rated AAMI car insurance on price, features, convenience, trust and customer service so you can see what real Aussies have to say about their experiences.

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Overall 8/10
Insurer like no other.

After a lapse in judgement caused me to have a DUI on my record I was unable to find comprehensive car insurance with almost all other providers. AAMI recognises that these things can happen and that it doesn’t make you an uninsurable customer. Even though I do now have to pay slightly higher premiums AAMI still offers great value for money.

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After a lapse in judgement caused me to have a DUI on my record I was unable to find comprehensive car insurance with almost all other providers. AAMI recognises that these things can happen and that it doesn’t make you an uninsurable customer. Even though I do now have to pay slightly higher premiums AAMI still offers great value for money.

Value for money
8/10
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8/10
Customer service
8/10
Trust
7/10
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Cassie, New South Wales, reviewed about 20 hours ago
AAMI Comprehensive Car Insurance review
Overall 5/10
Received a renewal for comprehensive car insurance

Received a renewal for comprehensive car insurance with a write down of $7k to the vehicle from the previous year and a 16% increase to the premium, to my disgust as a loyal customer with no claims or traffic infringements in the past 10 years. You may have a concern like I did when going online for a quote (AAMI) for the same car and details as the renewal, to get a better price than the one emailed.

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Received a renewal for comprehensive car insurance with a write down of $7k to the vehicle from the previous year and a 16% increase to the premium, to my disgust as a loyal customer with no claims or traffic infringements in the past 10 years. You may have a concern like I did when going online for a quote (AAMI) for the same car and details as the renewal, to get a better price than the one emailed.

Value for money
4/10
Policy coverage
7/10
Customer service
5/10
Claims handling
5/10
Trust
5/10
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Magdi, Victoria, reviewed about 20 hours ago
AAMI Comprehensive Car Insurance review
Overall 1/10
Claim Denied

AAMI took my premium for a number of years and then refused to pay out on a simple theft claim. They used dodgy tactics to deny a claim using exclusions that didn't really apply. Be wary of these guys! But not much point having insurance if it won't pay out when you need it!

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AAMI took my premium for a number of years and then refused to pay out on a simple theft claim. They used dodgy tactics to deny a claim using exclusions that didn't really apply. Be wary of these guys! But not much point having insurance if it won't pay out when you need it!

Value for money
1/10
Policy coverage
1/10
Customer service
1/10
Claims handling
1/10
Trust
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Andrew, Queensland, reviewed 13 days ago
AAMI Comprehensive Car Insurance review
Overall 8/10
Giving AAMI a miss forever

Just read about the guy who had his car broken into, and the trouble he had getting back his personal effects etc. I've been with AAMI 50years. That turned me off I'm going somewhere else. Was going to go back to them for house insurance, but not now.

Read full review

Just read about the guy who had his car broken into, and the trouble he had getting back his personal effects etc. I've been with AAMI 50years. That turned me off I'm going somewhere else. Was going to go back to them for house insurance, but not now.

Value for money
8/10
Policy coverage
8/10
Customer service
8/10
Claims handling
8/10
Trust
8/10
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Stefan, Victoria, reviewed 15 days ago

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