Why Compare Pet Insurance?

PetPlans Australia helps pet owners compare over 80+ pet insurance policies from 13 different Australian insurance providers.

Frequently Asked


What is an excess?

The excess is your contribution towards a claim and is typically made up of a compulsory and a voluntary amount. The insurer sets the compulsory amount, while you state the additional voluntary amount that you're comfortable with; you should find that the higher you set the voluntary excess, the lower your premium will be.

Should I get pet insurance?

Pets are often seen as part of the family, so making sure they're covered with pet insurance in case they become sick or have an accident can be a good idea.

What are the types of pet insurance policies?

There are typically 3 types of pet insurance policies, basic (accident only), standard (accident + illness) and comprehensive (accident + illness + routine).

What type of pet insurance should i get?

It is really depends on your financial situation and your pets life stage.  When you pet is younger, they might only require basic coverage however as they get older, the chances of illness might increase so a standard/comprehensive plan could provide adequate cover. 

What animals are covered by pet insurance?

Typically, only domestic dogs and cats are covered by pet insurance.  

Is my pet young or old?

Gernally speaking, young pets fall between the age of 1 to 4, mature 5 to 9, and anything above is considered to be senior.