What Insurance Cover do you offer?

Some orders* include $500 of FREE Insurance Cover under our 'Standard Cover' policy, OR $0 of Insurance Cover included with our 'Enhanced Cover' policy.
[ * excludes orders which state "-no insurance"]

The choice of cover can be select during the checkout process, and under both policies you can choose to increase the amount of Insurance Cover up to $10k (if required) in payment of additional premium. Full details and premium pricing will be detailed to you during the checkout process.

Both 'Standard Cover' and 'Enhanced Cover' are subject to a $50 excess deduction in the event of a claim.


What can't I send / What is not insured?


Therefore it is very important that you read our Dangerous Goods: Prohibited and Restricted items listing to make sure you have adequate cover for your shipment.

Our policy might not be suitable for your particular needs, nor provide any insurance cover for your goods if listed. In the event that our cover is not adequate for your needs we would request you to seek alternative cover (or advice) prior to shipment.


How do I make an Insurance Claim?

The first step is to tell us about the matter immediately - no claims will be permitted after 7 days from the date of delivery.

IMPORTANT: For damaged goods, you must make a note on your delivery documentation at the time of delivery then contact 1300-00-SHIP (7447) for further assistance.

  • This means you MUST ONLY SIGN with the driver that the goods were 'delivered damaged', and you MUST NOT SIGN 'received in good condition'. OR, if you do not have time to check, you must sign the docket 'subject to checking'.

If you would like to make a claim, we will send you a claim form to return via an upload facility to our insurance portal (along with any relevant supporting documents as required) and our insurers will make a decision on your claim.

The completed claims form along with the requested evidence must be uploaded within 10 days from date of receipt of the claims email. 

Supporting documents will be requested from you to validate your claim, which may include photographs, independent quotes, invoices to support, proof of payment, valuation of the goods, repairers' invoices etc.

Depending on the value of the consignment and circumstances, you may required to  an assessment by its own investigators prior to the acceptance of any claim, so you must ensure that damaged freight or packaging is not disposed of or repaired until advised.

In most cases, however, approved claims will be paid within 28 days of the claim form being lodged. Please note that all claims will be subject to a $50 excess deduction.


Insurance Exclusions:

1. Any orders which state "-no insurance"

2. Insurance will not be valid if any items appear on the Prohibited or Restricted items list, and subject to which cover (Standard or Enhanced) was selected and paid for during the checkout process

3. IMPORTANT: The external and internal packaging of goods is fully the sender's responsibility. Due care must be taken as incorrect packaging may void any claim in the event that the goods are damaged. Evidence of packaging will be requested.

4. Insurance is only for physical loss or damage. There is no liability for any form of consequential loss.

5. If 'Authority to Leave' has been given to a shipment, there is no cover for loss nor damage after delivery.

6. If any shipping labels are used other than the shipping labels containing the connote numbers as provided by Parcel2Courier.com as part of the checkout process, then any Insurance will not apply to the shipment (even if insurance was purchased).

7. Insurance does not include failure to deliver the goods, or damage to the goods caused by mechanical derangement or latent defect.


Insurance Documentation:

Please click on the links below to review the insurance.  Please seek professional advice or alternative insurance cover if you feel the insurance cover as provided by Parcel2Courier might not suit your requirements or needs.

Insurance Options

Domestic Shipments PDS

International Shipments PDS


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