In NSW, Compulsory Third Party or Green Slip Insurance is provided by a number of licensed insurers. Some licensed insurers also allow insurance agents to sell Green Slip insurance on their behalf.
To purchase a Green Slip, you will need to provide the insurer or agent with information about your own circumstances, which may include:
- the make, model and year of manufacture of your vehicle
- the postcode where your vehicle is garaged
- whether your vehicle is for private or business use
- your age or the age of any other drivers
- details of your accident, insurance or claims history
- details of your driving record, including information about your driver’s licence
It is important that the information you provide is correct. If your Green Slip premium is calculated on incorrect information, and this information results in you paying a lower premium than you should, your Green Slip insurer will ask you to pay the difference. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of your vehicle registration.
Buying from an insurance agent
When purchasing a Green Slip from an insurance agent, find out which licensed insurance company the agent represents. You can then check with the relevant insurer to make sure that the agent is authorised to sell their Green Slips, before you make your purchase.
You can also check that the price you have been quoted by the agent is correct by visiting the MAA’s Green Slip Calculator. The Green Slip Calculator will allow you to compare prices for each of the licensed insurers.
Scams & Alerts
If you are the victim of dishonest or deceptive conduct, you should consider reporting the matter to the NSW Police (www.police.nsw.gov.au), NSW Fair Trading (www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au), the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) (www.scamwatch.gov.au) or the Motor Accident Authority – call 1300 656 919 or email firstname.lastname@example.org