Friday, March 4th, 2011

• North Shore residents exposed to stark differences in car insurance pricing
• Coles Insurance offers a better deal with launch of new offer* guaranteeing cheaper comprehensive car insurance to North Shore residents

Coles Insurance has today launched an exclusive offer* to North Shore residents aimed at providing a better deal on car insurance. As part of the offer, Coles Insurance is guaranteeing to save North Shore drivers at least $100 on comprehensive car insurance if they switch to Coles Car Insurance from NRMA, AAMI or GIO before 31 May 2011. The offer also includes free Roadside Assistance cover, a new service launched today across the country by Coles Insurance. In addition, Coles will triple the value of the standard 4¢ Coles fuel discount every month for a year. Terms and Conditions apply.

According to Coles Insurance, Sydney’s North Shore residents are exposed to stark differences in car insurance pricing and are paying some of the highest prices in the country. In some instances the difference in quoted price is more than double** the Coles Car Insurance quoted amount for the same vehicle. The analysis shows that North Shore residents could be over-paying by as much as $400** or more for their cover.





Quotes based on a 34 year old woman driving a 2002 Holden Commodore Executive


2077 postcode





Price difference




Quotes based on a 34 year old woman driving a 2010 Toyota Corolla Ascent


2076 post code





Price difference




 Mount Colah

2079 post code





Price difference




Source: Coles Car Insurance February 2011

(Also see table in attached PDF below right).

Tony Buffin, Coles Finance Director, said North Shore residents had a right to know about the extreme price differences.

The figures speak for themselves. Household budgets are already under immense pressure and we simply don’t think it’s right for North Shore motorists to be paying over the odds like this. Because we all buy insurance, Coles is determined to bring better value and greater choice to customers no matter where they live.

"Since entering into partnership with Wesfarmers Insurance, Coles has been determined to address these huge price discrepancies. We believe North Shore drivers can now get the value and quality cover they deserve, in addition to the peace of mind that comes from insuring with one of Australia’s largest and longest serving insurers," he said.

To access the offer North Shore residents can visit or call the Coles Insurance Contact Centre number on 1300 265 374.

Notes to editors
* For full details on the offer please visit
** Coles Insurance undertook analysis of 204 Competitor Quotes including a mixture of 4 ages, 3 vehicles & 22 postcodes across the North Shore and Northern Beaches area.

Additional quote information is available on request.


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Coles is an Authorised Representative of the insurer Wesfarmers General Insurance Limited (WGIL) and both are part of the Wesfarmers group. Coles receives commission if you buy a policy from WGIL. Any advice is general only and doesn’t consider your needs and before acting on it, consider if it and the product is right for you by reading the PDS and FSG available at For full terms and conditions see Offer ends 31 May 2011 and applies to comparable policies switched. Saving/free roadside assistance available for one year only. Standard underwriting criteria applies. Standard Coles Express Fuel Offer terms and conditions apply.
Susie Lambert
P: 02 8248 3747


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