Affordable peace of mind for dog owners

  • Up to $11,000 cover every year on eligible bills
  • Easy payment options
  • Premiums help support the RSPCA
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RSPCA Pet Insurance provides pet health insurance cover for dogs great and small. You can choose from three great value plans, with no excess to pay. You also have the freedom to choose any licensed vet within Australia.

What's covered

What is covered in all plans

  • Accidental injury
  • After-hours emergency visits
  • Lab and diagnostic tests^
  • Hospitalisation^
  • Radiology^
  • Medicine and drugs^
  • Cruciate ligament surgery (6 month waiting period, may be waived on application)

Only in Ultimate and Economy

  • Illnesses
  • Annual paralysis tick benefit
  • Cancer treatment
  • Skin conditions e.g. allergies
  • Infectious diseases

Exclusions

  • Pre-existing conditions that your pet showed clinical signs of before you took out the insurance
  • Dental procedures
  • Behavioural problems
  • Elective procedures
  • Food and diets
  • Grooming
  • Pregnancy
  • Pet accessories

Check out the list of all exclusions

Routine Care

By choosing our Ultimate plan, you can claim for these routine care benefits, if you add our optional Routine Care Cover:

  • Heartworm test or blood screen - $15 a year
  • FeLV/FIV test or urinalysis - $15 a year

Plus a $50 annual benefit for any one of these routine treatments:

  • De-sexing and Micro-chipping
  • Heartworm preventative medication
  • Teeth cleaning
  • Vaccinations
  • Council registration fees
  • Prescription diets
  • Alternative therapies

^ Will only be covered on the RSPCA Basic Accident Only Cover as a direct result of an accident.

How you can save on costs with dog insurance1

The below example is based on a 1 year old Jack Russel.

Foreign Body Digest
Costs to you without insurance

$1,148.50

Costs to you with insurance

$229.70 (after reimbursement of $918.80)

Motor vehicle accident
Costs to you without insurance

$4,346.10

Costs to you with insurance

$869.22 (after reimbursement of $3,476.88)

Fractured leg
Costs to you without insurance

$3,169.84

Costs to you with insurance

$633.97 (after reimbursement of $2,535.87)

Total Vet Bills
Costs to you without insurance

$8,664.44

Costs to you with insurance

$1,732.89

Insurance premiums for one year
Insurance premiums for one year

 

Costs to you with insurance

$452.22

Total costs
Costs to you without insurance

$8,664.44

Costs to you with insurance

$2185.11

Total saving
Costs to you without insurance

 

Costs to you with insurance

$6,479.33

Example based on a 1 year old, Jack Russel insured on the RSPCA Accident and Illness Cover. Industry example, vet costs may vary.


Meet Lemmy

At eight months old, our gorgeous labrador Lemmy's leg started to look a bit unusual. After a vet visit it was determined that the growth plate in her leg had shattered. It was suspected that this had occurred whilst playing with other dogs - a terrible accident. We had to make the decision to get a specialist surgeon to operate on her damaged leg. Thanks to having insurance, we didn't have to hesitate on our decision. If we didn't have insurance we may have been forced to have Lemmy put down as the expense was over $10,000. Even though her leg looks a bit funny now, it is fully healed after two surgeries and lots of time spent rehabilitating. Lemmy is like any other two year old labrador that loves her daily walks and playing with her fur friends. Lemmy wants to say a huge thank you to everyone at RSPCA Pet Insurance for not just saving her leg, but saving her life! Thank you! - Bonnie Montgomery

Frequently asked questions

Does RSPCA Pet Insurance offer benefits towards preventative treatment?

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Yes, in line with the RSPCA’s policies we recommend and encourage responsible pet ownership. This includes desexing your dog or cat, microchipping and annual vaccination. If you choose the RSPCA Ultimate Accident & Illness Cover with optional Routine Care Cover you’ll receive benefits that cover part of the cost of these services.

What is an illness?

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An illness means an unexpected sickness or disease, or any change to your dog or cat’s normal healthy state, such as an upset stomach, a skin condition or an ear infection, which is not caused by an Accidental Injury to your dog or cat. Illness Cover is available with the RSPCA Economy Accident & Illness Cover and RSPCA Ultimate Accident & Illness Cover plans.

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