Because vet bills can be expensive – but your pet is priceless.

Right now, your pet is thinking about you. That’s all they ever do – they make sure we’re safe and well, so it makes sense to return the favour. After all, preparing for the mischief your pet gets into is part of the journey, and your duty, as a loving pet owner.

Unfortunately, veterinary treatment can be very expensive – even a simple procedure can cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars. This means that many owners cannot afford to treat their four-legged friends when they need it most.

That’s where pet insurance comes in. Depending on your level of cover, pet insurance will reimburse you for up to 80% of eligible vet bills, helping you get the treatment your furry companion deserves.

Watch out for vet bills

Australians spend around $2.2 billion a year on vet bills for their cat or dog. The cost of treatment has risen so high that even a simple procedure can cost you thousands of dollars.¹ Unfortunately, this means many owners won’t be able to afford treatment for their pets when they need it most. 

With pet insurance, you’ll always be sure that your beloved cat or dog will get the best possible care – without worrying about the cost.

Consider Seniors Pet Insurance

At Australian Seniors, we believe that older pet owners are wiser ones too. That’s why we offer affordable pet insurance at a 10% discount for over 50s, letting you enjoy those fun moments with your cat or dog without worrying about their wellbeing. 

With Seniors Pet Insurance, your best friend is covered for a variety of treatments, including added benefits like emergency boarding if you are hospitalised or overseas care at no extra cost.

For a full list of benefits and plans, as well as general exclusions, head to our Pet Insurance page. You can also find out more with our Frequently Asked Questions or Policy Booklet.

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Everything you need to know about pet insurance

Why Seniors Pet Insurance?

Your pet can be full of surprises, so we keep the insurance part simple and easy. With Seniors Pet Insurance, you get:

Benefits of choosing Seniors Pet Insurance

A choice of three levels of cover – we understand that every pet is different, so we offer three levels of cover to help you find the perfect plan for your breed and budget.

No excess – life is already stressful when your pet is unwell, so we make claims easy with no excess to pay.

Added extras, without the added cost – get overseas cover and emergency boarding included in your policy at no extra cost.

In-home vet visits – we want your pet to feel right at home, so we cover the extra convenience of in-home vet visits when a trip to the vet is not possible.

Read more about why Seniors Pet Insurance could be right for you and your four-legged friend. 

Why Australian Seniors?

You and your family need insurance that delivers real value. With Australian Seniors, you get just that and more. 

Peace of mind

Enjoy the confidence of knowing that your policy is backed by the world’s leading underwriters

Award-winning insurance

We’ve got years of experience, helping you to protect your family and assets with award-winning products and award-winning service

Dedicated to seniors

We believe insurance should meet your needs, not someone else’s. That’s why we focus on providing the best possible cover for Australians over 50

Backed by experience

We’ve been doing what we love for years, just like you. Put yourself in good hands with Australian Seniors

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Everything you need to know about pet insurance

Pet Insurance Frequently Asked Questions

How old does my pet have to be for insurance?

You can get insurance for your dog or cat as soon as they are eight weeks old. For Top or Essential Accident & Illness Cover, your pet must be under nine years old to get cover. But for Accident Only Cover, there’s no maximum age for insuring your pet.

Will my pet be covered when it gets older?

Yes. Once you have insurance for your pet, you can keep renewing your policy with us for the rest of its life – as long as there isn’t a break in your cover.

Will I have to pay an excess?

No. There’s no excess to pay – so depending on your level of cover, you may get back up to 80% of all your eligible vet expenses.

Will my pet be covered if they’re not vaccinated?

Yes. If you prefer not to vaccinate your pet, you can still get cover with us. But if they become sick with a disease that could have been prevented by vaccination, we won’t cover any of the cost of their treatment.

Will my pet be covered for hereditary problems?

Yes. We’ll cover treatments for hereditary or congenital problems as long as your pet doesn’t have symptoms before you take out your policy or during any waiting periods. (subject to normal exclusions, as set out in the Policy Booklet)

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  1. Pet Ownership in Australia 2016 [PDF] – Animal Medicines Australia

Protect your pet today

To find out how little it can cost you to provide quality care and treatment for your pet, talk to our friendly, Australian-based customer service team today. You can get a quote over the phone in minutes – call us on 1300 674 590.