In Tasmania, it’s mandatory to have Compulsory Third Party (CTP) car insurance, which is handled by the Motor Accidents Insurance Board (MAIB). This cover protects you from the financial impact of causing injury or death to others as the result of a motor accident where you’re at fault.
Once you have CTP insurance, the rest is up to you! There are a range of types of car insurance available in Tasmania to choose from on top of your CTP, including Youi’s Comprehensive car insurance, Third Party Fire & Theft and Third Party Property Only.
Comprehensive car insurance is (you guessed it) Youi’s most comprehensive level of cover, protecting your vehicle from insured events like accidental damage, theft and attempted theft, fire, and most severe weather events like storms, floods and hail.3
When moving interstate, there are lots of things you need to consider, one of them being your car. If you’re planning on moving to Tasmania from another state or territory in Australia, it’s important to note that different parts of Australia have different rules for registering vehicles.
In Tasmania, you must transfer registration within three months of living there.7 If not, your vehicle is considered to be unregistered, even if it is still registered in another state or territory.
To transfer registration, you’ll need to go in-person to a Service Tasmania Service Centre with the required documents and your interstate number plates. If your vehicle has been unregistered for more than three months, you’ll need to visit an Approved Inspection Station (AIS) to have it inspected before you can re-register it.8
Another thing to note is that in Tasmania, the cost of your CTP insurance is included in your vehicle registration.9