SA CTP Insurance

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SA CTP Insurance

CTP insurance cover

Compulsory Third Party Insurance (CTP) insurance covers your liability and the liability of anyone else who drives your vehicle for injuries that might be caused to other road users in a motor vehicle accident. CTP insurance is required before you can register your vehicle.

What is covered?

CTP insurance provides the following cover Australia-wide, 24 hours a day:

  • Injuries caused to passengers, pedestrians, cyclists and other road users.
  • Injuries sustained by the driver proportionate to the degree of fault unless the driver is entirely at fault.
  • Injuries caused through the use of a trailer when attached to a registered vehicle


     Does not cover damage to vehicles or other property

    Compensation may be reduced for victims who ignore certain basic road rules.

     Does not compensate an injured driver that is entirely at fault.

What is changing?

Since 1 July 2016, CTP policies have been automatically assigned to CTP insurers by the SA CTP Regulator. From 1 July 2019, you will be free to choose your CTP insurer during your vehicle registration process.

You will receive all four Government approved insurers’ CTP premiums and claimant survey ratings on your registration renewal notice to help with this choice. For more information, visit the SA CTP Insurance Regulator

Why choose Allianz for your SA CTP insurance?

Allianz is one of the largest CTP insurers in Australia. Why not make the switch today to find out why the drivers of around 2 million vehicles in Australia are covered by Allianz CTP insurance.

  • SA based team of CTP claims specialists
  • 2 million CTP customers Australia-wide
  • Australian General Insurer of the Year Award 2019,
  • Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2014-2017
  • The confidence that comes with being insured by one of the world's leading insurers

Need to make a claim?

Need to make a claim?

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident and wish to make a claim for your injuries please follow the link below.

Frequently Asked Questions

The name of your current CTP Insurer appears on your registration renewal notice, under the Your Details section (which appears near the top-right corner of the notice).

Alternatively, you can use the EzyReg system or call the CTP Regulator Enquiries Line on 1300 303 558.

You can choose to insure with Allianz at the time you renew your vehicle’s registration in one of two ways.

  1. Tick-a-box: Registration renewal notices will include a list of all CTP insurers along with their corresponding price and claimant survey rating. You need simply tick the box of your desired insurer when renewing your registration at a DPTI office.

  2. Online nomination: If you are renewing your registration online, you will be provided with a drop down list of insurers along with their price and claimant survey rating.

The CTP Regulator conducts periodic claimant surveys. Claimants are surveyed approximately three months after lodging a claim, and include claimants that are receiving legal representation. The survey questions focus on Responsiveness, Information Usability, Staff Professionalism and Communication. The survey results in the calculation of a published claimant satisfaction score, expressed as a percentage, which is displayed on registration renewal documents next to each Approved Insurer.

You can renew your registration online, visit EzyReg

You can also visit a Service SA Centre with your registration renewal notice

The SA CTP Insurance Regulator sets a maximum and a minimum price that can be charged for CTP insurance for each type of vehicle. CTP insurers are free to set their prices anywhere within this range. The maximum and minimum prices may vary from time to time due to changes in economic factors and/or the cost of CTP claims across the industry. Your CTP premium will be shown on your registration renewal notice.

To learn more about premiums and how they are set, visit the SA CTP Insurance Regulator

Questions about CTP Insurance?

Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Insurance provides compensation to accident victims where the owner or driver of a registered South Australian vehicle is at fault.

For more information about CTP insurance, please visit

Compulsory Third Party (CTP) personal injury insurance covers injury caused to third parties when you or the person driving your vehicle is the driver at fault in an accident. Third parties include your passengers and other road users, such as drivers, passengers of other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, motor cyclists and pillion passengers. Your CTP insurance also covers you for injuries caused through the use of a trailer.
No, CTP Insurance does not cover damage to your vehicle, other vehicles or property. It is necessary to take out separate car insurance in order to be covered for these events
If you suffer injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident and it is shown that another driver was ‘at fault’, you may be entitled to make a claim for damages against the other driver’s CTP insurance policy. For more information on who can make a claim please visit
If you are the driver at fault in the accident, you will not be entitled to claim any benefits under your SA CTP Policy. However, if your injuries are severe, you may be entitled to make a claim under the government’s Lifetime Support Scheme. For more information on the eligibility requirements of this Scheme, go to
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure will issue CTP insurance renewal notices, and provide premium collection services as part of the vehicle registration process. You should experience minimal change in the way you register your vehicles and renew your CTP insurance policy.

Questions about the CTP claims process?

The common forms of compensation payments are made for:

  • Treatment expenses (refer to ‘What type of treatment expenses can be claimed?’, below);
  • Non-economic loss, including pain and suffering and disfigurement;
  • Loss of earning capacity (past and future) excluding the first week's loss;
  • Loss of dependency;
  • Attendant care;
  • Funeral.
For more information on what compensation you may be eligible to receive please visit

Reductions in compensation may apply in relation to:

  • Seatbelts. A fixed 25% reduction for persons (16 years or older) not wearing a seatbelt as required under the Road Traffic Act.
  • Safety Helmets. Depending on the circumstances of the accident and the injuries you suffer, a fixed 25% reduction for persons (16 years or older) not wearing a safety helmet as required by the Road Traffic Act.
  • Passenger compartments. Depending on the circumstances of the accident and the injuries you suffer, a fixed 25% reduction for persons (16 years or older) travelling as a passenger in or on a motor vehicle with a passenger compartment, but not within the compartment (for example a van or utility).
  • Alcohol and/or Drugs (intoxication).
  • Drivers who have contributed to an accident and were intoxicated. There is a minimum 50% reduction when the Blood Alcohol Certificate (BAC) was 0.15 or more, or where the driver was so much under the influence of alcohol or a drug as to be incapable of exercising effective control of the vehicle. Otherwise, the minimum reduction is 25%.
  • Passengers (16 years and older) who were (or ought to have been) aware they were travelling with an intoxicated driver. There is a fixed 50% reduction when the driver's BAC was 0.15 or more, or when the driver was so much under the influence of alcohol or a drug as to be incapable of exercising effective control of the vehicle. Otherwise, the fixed reduction is 25%.
  • Pedestrians/Cyclists who have contributed to their injuries and were intoxicated. There is a 25% or more reduction.
  • The above fixed reductions are in addition to any other reductions for contributory negligence.

We may authorise payment for treatment expenses including, but not limited to the following:

  • Medical practitioners;
  • Medications;
  • Ambulance;
  • Hospital;
  • Physiotherapy;
  • Chiropractic;
  • Hydrotherapy;
  • Remedial massage;
  • Gym program.

All providers of medical and allied health services (e.g. physiotherapy, chiropractic, hydrotherapy and massage treatment) must be WorkCover accredited, or your expenses may not be covered. Payment of accounts for these treatments will be made at WorkCover gazetted rates.

The injured person (in the case of someone 16 years or older) is technically responsible for treatment expenses incurred prior to claims being settled. While Allianz has no legal obligation to pay accounts progressively, it does so providing certain conditions are met. It is advisable to enquire about the cost of treatment and eligibility for progressive payments before agreeing to treatment.

Allianz considers making progressive payments on treatment accounts on a case by case basis.

Payment of accounts by Allianz may occur when:

  • A PDF Download 'Injury Claim Form', including the PDF Download 'Prescribed Authority', is completed, and submitted to Allianz;
  • Liability is not in dispute or has been agreed;
  • A medical report confirms the need for treatment, where appropriate;
  • Treatment has been reasonably incurred as a result of the motor vehicle accident;
  • The amount of the account is appropriate.
  • If there is any doubt, payment will be subject to further investigations or inquiries.

You will be required to fully co-operate with Allianz, which may include completing anAccident Report Formand returning it to Allianz. Penalties of up to $5,000.00 can apply for failing to co-operate with Allianz.

In some circumstances, the CTP compensation paid to the injured person may be recovered from you if, for example you:

  • Drove an unregistered vehicle;
  • Were under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
  • Were speeding or driving dangerously;
  • Intentionally cause injury;
  • Are guilty of a hit and run offence;
  • Drove a vehicle without the owner’s permission;
  • Don’t hold a current driver’s licence;
  • Drove an unroadworthy or overloaded vehicle.

The money recovered from you may include injury compensation and claims' management costs. This can amount to many thousands of dollars.

You could possibly make a claim against the Nominal Defendant. Contact SA CTP Regulator on 1300 303 558 for further information.

Please be wary of uninvited contact about potential motor vehicle accident claims, whether you have or haven’t been involved in an accident. They may offer to refer you to a claims, compensation, government or legal service – however, this contact may be deceptive or misleading about your eligibility to make a claim, or your eligibility for compensation. This is referred to as ‘claim farming’.

We strongly recommend anyone receiving such contact to protect their personal information.

Find out more information on claims farming, including how to report it.

No, you do not need legal advice, although your option to appoint legal representation remains.

The right to legal representation has not changed but new thresholds are in place for the reimbursement of legal fees. Legal costs through the CTP Scheme are no longer being awarded if the total compensation payment is $25,000 or less. Limitations also apply to claims where the total amount of compensation is between $25,000 and $100,000.

Irrespective of the legal costs that may be recoverable, there will always be a component of any legal fee (usually called solicitor client fees) that is not claimable from the CTP insurer. Therefore, you should ask your solicitor to fully explain their billing practices. Your lawyer should provide you with the following information in writing:

  • Nature of work expected to be undertaken.
  • Method of billing and any additional costs or fees to be incurred.
  • Estimate of expected legal costs (which should be reviewed as your case progresses).
  • Your rights regarding any dispute between you and the lawyer.