Just in case:
To help you collect the relevant information in the event of an accident, we’ve created a step by step log. Remember to keep it handy in your glovebox, just in case.
Our friendly claims team will do their best to ensure your claim's experience is as hassle-free as can be.
1. What to do first
Move yourself and any passengers to a safe place, especially if you're on a busy road. Call 000 if anyone has been hurt, the road is blocked, or if the other party refuses to stop or exchange details.
Not all accidents have to be reported to the police; however they should be called straight away if someone has been injured or worse, or if a vehicle needs to be towed away.
2. Accident details
Please don’t admit fault at the scene as the matter may require investigation to determine fault accurately. Just make sure to share the facts honestly and to get the other driver's details for us. Try to write down the following details about other cars and drivers involved:
- Full address
- Licence number
- Report of what happened
- Contact number
- Vehicle registration
- Insurance details (if available)
- If there are any witnesses,
ask for their name, address and phone number as well.
To assist you in collecting the relevant information about an accident, we've created a step by step Crash Log. Remember to keep it handy in your glove box, just in case.
3. Call us
Make sure you tell us straight away of any incident involving your car that may lead to a claim. Make sure you have the following details handy.
- Your policy number
- Police report number (if relevant)
- Date, time and nature of the accident
- Accident details
Check your cover type because what you’re covered for will be different.
- We'll repair your car so you can get back on the road faster.
- If your car's likely to be written off, we'll arrange for an inspection so we can process your claim.
- We'll handle the other driver's claim. If their insurers send any papers directly to you, please send them on to us so we can take care of it for you (that’s what we’re here for).
Third Party Property or Third Party, Fire and Theft
- We'll sort out the other driver's claim but you won't be covered for any damage to your car.
- Get in touch with the other driver's insurer to claim for any accident damage to your car, if they are uninsured call us on 1800 662 884.
At this point, your claim will be handled by our underwriter Auto & General Insurance Company. You'll be in safe hands, with one of Australia's most reputable Insurance providers.
4. Pay the excess
An excess is the amount you have to pay towards each claim. Check your policy documents for the excess amount you agreed at time of purchase.
If you have an accident that’s not your fault, we’ll waive the excess. However if you caused the accident, or you’d simply like us to manage the claims process for you, the excess will apply.
5. Car assessment
Once you’ve lodged a Virgin Car Insurance claim often we’ll make an appointment for you at an Auto & General assessment centre to have the damage assessed. Please make sure you lodge your claim first and your appointment has been made before visiting one of the assessment centres.
Below you will find the address details of our assessment centres.
58 Pickering Street, Enoggera, QLD, 4051
Unit 3/547 Kessels Road, Macgregor, QLD, 4109
105 William Angliss Drive, Laverton North VIC 3026
2/3 Dunlop Road, Mulgrave VIC 3170
35 Cunningham Street, Northcote VIC 3070
132 Princes Highway, Arncliffe NSW 2205
18 Prime Drive, Seven Hills NSW 2147
Next step is to get you back on your wheels. You can choose from the following repair options
- Let us do the hard work for you. For your convenience we can organise a repairer and manage the process on your behalf. We will guarantee the quality of repairs authorised by us for as long as you own the car.
- If you have purchased the Choice of Repairer option you may choose to nominate your preferred repairer. Please note that should our assessor consider a repairer’s quotation is not competitive, or that the repairs would not be completed to a satisfactory standard, we may decide not to authorise repairs and have the car repaired by an alternative repairer chosen by us, or pay you the reasonable cost to satisfactorily repair the car, as determined by us.
1. Don't panic
Keep calm and call the Police!
2. Call us
So you don’t have to walk these 20km to work, we'll reimburse any reasonable cost of hiring a similar car until your car is recovered or your claim is paid, or for a maximum period of 14 days (whichever happens first).
3. Car hire
If you have Comprehensive cover or Third Party Property, Fire & Theft, call us on 1800 662 884 with the incident number and we'll make a start on your claim to have it sorted as soon as possible. Make sure you have the Police report number handy.