Why Medibank Pet Insurance?

Why pet insurance

Give your best mate the best care possible

Think of Medibank Pet Insurance like health cover* for your pet, much like your own human health insurance. Advances in veterinary medicine mean more can be done for your pet’s health than ever before. Cats and dogs can now receive ultrasound and x-rays, diagnostic and laboratory tests, arthritis treatment, major surgery, and even cancer treatment – just like people.

Pet insurance helps pet owners feel better knowing their pet receives the health care they deserve without compromise so you can afford trips to the vet when you need them most.

What can Medibank Pet Insurance cover?

The world of pets is almost entirely unpredictable and we've all heard the stories of accidents or sudden illnesses that result in high vet bills. A visit to the vet could set you back anywhere from an average of $244 for an ear infection, to $2,178 for cataracts, up to even $13,525 for multiple fractures^.

Medibank Pet Insurance provides up to 80% back on vet bills for things like:

  • Hospitalisation
  • Prescription medicines and drugs
  • Vet consultations
  • Cruciate ligament surgery
  • After-hours emergency
  • Laboratory and diagnostic tests
  • Specialist care
  • Radiology
  • Surgery
  • Emergency boarding

Please note annual limits, some waiting periods and other conditions apply.

Medibank Pet Insurance provides cover options for many vet or specialist treatments, for accidents, illness, hereditary or congenital disease, and even benefits towards routine or preventive care depending on the level of cover. Just as people have trusted us for decades to provide them with the highest quality health cover*, you can now turn to us for the same reason when it comes to your pet’s health insurance.

Need help choosing cover?

Choosing Cover

Take a look at our cover options now to determine the best cover to suit your pet's needs.

Real stories

Read “Banjo’s story” – real life account of a brave little dog and Medibank Pet Insurance customer.

Terms, conditions and waiting periods apply. *Medibank Pet Insurance is general insurance issued by the insurer The Hollard Insurance Company Pty Ltd (ACN 090 584 473; AFSL 241436) (Hollard), is promoted by Medibank Private Limited (ACN 080 890 259; AR 286089) (Medibank) and administered by PetSure (Australia) Pty Ltd (ACN 075 949 923; AFSL 420183) (PetSure). Medibank acts as an authorised representative of PetSure. Medibank will receive a commission which is a percentage of the premium paid to Hollard and PetSure may receive a portion of the underwriting profit, if any - ask PetSure for more details. Any advice provided is general only, has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs and may not be right for you. Consequently, before acting on this information, you should consider the appropriateness of this information having regard to your objectives, financial situation and needs. You should obtain and consider the product disclosure statement (PDS) in deciding whether to acquire, or continue to hold, Medibank Pet Insurance. PetSure can be contacted by telephone: 132 331 or by mail: Locked Bag 9021, Castle Hill, NSW 1765.

^Figures taken from a sample of pet insurance claims reported for various conditions by The Hollard Insurance Company Pty Ltd AFSL 241436 during the period 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011. Figures include the cost of medicines, vet fees and other associated expenses.