Terms and conditions
Roadside Assistance – Gifted Membership
Using mycar Service Roadside Assistance
mycar offers reliable and secure roadside assistance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. To access mycar Roadside Assistance, simply call us. Please have the following information ready when you call:
- Your name and telephone number
- Your breakdown location (stating the nearest cross street where possible)
- Your membership number and expiry date
- Your vehicle registration number
- A description of the problem
Who is the Roadside Assistance Provider?
Roadside Assistance under your mycar membership is provided by AWP Australia Pty Ltd ABN 52 097 227 177 trading as Allianz Global Assistance (Allianz Global Assistance). Whenever you request roadside assistance under your membership, you will be making that request to Allianz Global Assistance, who will provide the services on the terms and conditions set out below. The terms and conditions contain exclusions and limitations.
If you are a member, in order to be eligible for a call out:
- your vehicle must be a roadworthy well maintained vehicle; and
- the call out must not relate to a pre-existing condition.
If your vehicle is not a roadworthy well maintained vehicle or the call out relates to a pre-existing condition, we may still arrange for a call out but this may be subject to an additional cost and we will inform you of the cost at or after the time of the call out.
When your membership commences, your vehicle must:
- be mobile; and
- not have a pre-existing condition.
If assistance is required at any time in relation to a pre-existing condition, a service fee of $100 (Inc. GST) will be charged. This service fee covers the initial callout of the roadside assistance provider only; you will not be able to access any other entitlements under your membership for any incident that: occurs at any time in relation to a pre-existing condition. Note, the limits set out in these Terms and Conditions (such as for towing) also apply. We will inform you of any extra costs that may be incurred at or after the time of the call out.
Please stay with your vehicle
Once a roadside service provider has been called, it is important that you remain with your vehicle if it is safe to do so. Should we arrive at the scene of the breakdown and the vehicle is unattended, we will be unable to carry out any work and payment may be required for any subsequent call outs to assist with the same incident. If you require assistance and have to leave your vehicle for safety reasons, please advise our customer service assistant at the time of the initial call.
Once our customer service assistant receives your call, we will provide general advice about the operation of your vehicle. If your vehicle is immobilised, we will provide an over the phone diagnosis (where possible) to get your vehicle mobilised.
If our customer service assistant is unable to get your vehicle mobilised over the telephone, we will dispatch a service provider to assist in the following ways:
Flat or faulty batteries
If you find yourself immobilised with a battery problem, we will attend to your vehicle, test the battery for performance, jump start the flat battery or coordinate a battery replacement. All costs associated with a replacement battery (such as supply and delivery) will be your responsibility.
Emergency fuel delivery
If your vehicle runs out of fuel, we will deliver sufficient petrol or diesel for the vehicle to travel to the nearest available refuelling facility. In the case of LPG fuelled vehicles, we will tow the vehicle to the nearest refuelling facility, subject to the towing limits set out below. All costs incurred for a callout outside these areas are your responsibility. In the event a mis-fuelling incident occurs, we will coordinate towing at your expense.
If you find yourself with a flat tyre, we will change it with the vehicles serviceable spare wheel. If your vehicle is not equipped with a spare wheel, we will transport the vehicle to mycar Service outlet or your preferred repairer (subject to the towing/transportation limits). Should additional services be required beyond this due to multiple flat tyres, the spare tyre being unserviceable, replacement wheel studs/nuts not being available or locking wheel nut key not available, towing is provided up to the towing limits specified below.
Lost or locked keys
If you lose your keys or lock them in your vehicle, we will provide all reasonable assistance (subject to proof of ownership shown) to:
- locate and deliver a spare key; or
- arrange for the driver to retrieve the spare key, if this is more practical; or
- gain access to your vehicle (once a consent and indemnity form has been signed by you).
In all other situations where the key is not available, we will arrange to transport the vehicle to your preferred repairer, where the appropriate entry methods may be used. We will not be responsible for any damage incurred, or for any repair costs that result from gaining access to the vehicle or moving the vehicle while it is locked. A limit of $55.00 (inc. GST) applies to this benefit. All additional costs are your responsibility.
If the vehicle cannot be mobilised at the breakdown location, we will deliver your vehicle to a mycar Service outlet or your preferred repairer, up to a limit of 20kms from the breakdown location in metropolitan locations, or up to a limit of 50kms in regional and remote locations. All costs of towing above these limits, including subsequent tows, are your responsibility. Please note that this benefit does not apply if your vehicle has been fitted with a body that requires heavy haulage towing due to height, width or length. In those circumstances, we will coordinate towing for the vehicle, but all costs will be your responsibility.
If your vehicle suffers a breakdown and requires transportation to a repairer, we will transport the attached caravan to the same repairer or to a location as requested by you if it’s within the initial transportation distance. Please refer to the section outlining limitations to towing. It is your responsibility to inform our customer service assistant that your vehicle is towing a caravan prior to a service provider being dispatched to assist you. If you do not tell us, you may be responsible for any/all costs associated with the caravan towing.
The roadside assistance service does not extend to any breakdown, immobilisation or related matters associated with the caravan itself, or caravan couplings where your vehicle is still mobile. To be eligible for the towing benefits outlined under this section, the caravan must not exceed the legal towing weight or dimension restrictions for a passenger vehicle transporter.
Exclusions and limitations
We provide general roadside assistance. We will not be responsible for the cost of any parts or components for the roadside repair of your vehicle, other than minor breakdown repairs. Please also note the benefits in these terms and conditions do not apply in the event of any of the following circumstances:
- the vehicle not being registered on the our roadside assistance system where customer data is stored;
- the vehicle being over 3.5 tonnes (GVM);
- the vehicle being unregistered;
- the vehicle being outside a service area;
- the vehicle being unattended;
- the vehicle being involved or connected to any form of motor sports (including driving on a racetrack or competing in organised road or off-road rallies);
- vehicle abuse or neglect by the member (as reasonably determined by us);
- the member failing to use reasonable care with the vehicle;
- failure by member to conduct regular preventative vehicle maintenance or provision of inappropriate repair or maintenance to the vehicle;
- repeated service calls due to member related faults;
- failure by the member to comply with any instructions or directions provided with or attached to the vehicle;
- accident damage, classified as impact or collision of any nature, attempted or successful theft or break in of the vehicle (except for the accident coordination assistance we agree to provide above in these terms and conditions);
- failure by the member to comply with instructions reasonably provided by us or our agents or service providers;
- failure by the member to comply with any applicable road laws or regulations;
- assistance required in relation to trailers;
- bogged vehicles, except where access is available and is trafficable by a two wheel drive recovery vehicle and no other specialist equipment is necessary. Should specialist equipment and/or towing become necessary, additional costs are your responsibility. You will be advised of this condition before we or our service provider attends the breakdown location, and provision of service is at our discretion;
- vehicles operating as taxis, limousines, rental vehicles, hire vehicles;
- heavy haulage vehicles or vehicles that, in our opinion, require a heavy haulage towing provider due to the length, width or height of your vehicle.
If you call us and ask for assistance in any of these circumstances, we may provide assistance at our discretion, but you will be responsible for the cost and must make payment in the amount and manner as advised by us. Additionally, if any of those events result in more than 5 callouts per year, we will be entitled to suspend your membership by giving you 30 days prior written notice with an explanation of the decision.
Services provided by us are also subject to:
- Resources being reasonably available in the vicinity of the breakdown or problem;
- Any circumstance reasonably considered to be beyond our control (including but not limited to poor weather conditions such as heavy rain, cyclonic conditions, snow fall and flooding, as well as war, strikes, civil commotion, unexpected traffic conditions and telecommunication failures);
- Vehicle accident or traffic congestion;
- Restricted access area requirements.
We have no obligation to pay for costs incurred in call outs where your vehicle is immobile in a workshop undergoing repairs, or undergoing mechanical or electrical repairs at your premises. We are not responsible or liable for any costs arising from work carried out by a repairer chosen by you or by a recommended repairer, and all repairs and costs for repairs undertaken by a repairer are your responsibility.
Transferring your membership
Your roadside assistance membership is not transferable. You may choose to cancel your membership at any time; however no refund will be given to you merely because you decide you do not want the membership.
To offer or provide you with our products and services (or those we may offer or provide to you on behalf of our business partners) we, namely AWP Australia Pty Ltd ABN 52 097 227 177 trading as ‘Allianz Global Assistance’, and our agents and representatives, collect, store, use, and disclose your personal information including sensitive information. We usually collect it directly from you but sometimes from others depending upon the circumstances and the product involved. For instance, we may collect your personal information from our business partners who may have provided you with a product or service including but not limited to travel insurance, roadside assistance with a vehicle purchase, Overseas Student or Visitor Health Cover, or other assistance services we arrange or provide. For example, your personal information may be collected from your family members and travelling companions, doctors, and hospitals if you purchase our travel insurance and require medical assistance. Likewise, we collect personal information from universities and your agents if you inquire about or apply for our Overseas Student or Visitor Health Cover. We are the ‘data controller’ and responsible for ensuring your personal information is used and protected in accordance with applicable laws including the Privacy Act 1988 and sometimes European Law (the GDPR) where our activities are within its scope. Personal information we collect includes, for example, your name, address, date of birth, email address, and sometimes your medical information, passport details, bank account details, as well as other information we collect through devices like ‘cookies’ when you visit our website such as your IP address and online preferences.
We use your personal information to offer and provide our products and services and to manage your and our rights and obligations in connection with any products and services you have acquired. For instance, we use it to assess, process, and investigate any travel or health insurance claims, and to liaise with Government Departments when necessary. We may also use it for product development, marketing (where permitted by law or with your consent but not in connection with some products or services such as credit card insurances), customer data analytics, research, IT systems maintenance and development, recovery against third parties, fraud investigations, and for other purposes with your consent or where permitted by law. We do not use sensitive information for marketing purposes or provide that information to any third parties for marketing.
Your personal information may be disclosed to third parties (some of whom are data processors) who assist us to carry out the above activities both inside and outside of Australia, such as claims management providers, travel agents and intermediaries, insurers, investigators, cost containment providers, medical and health service providers, universities and other education institutions, roadside assistance and towing providers, vehicle manufacturers, overseas data storage (including ‘cloud’ storage) and data handling providers, legal and other professional advisers, your agents and broker, your travel group leader if you travel in a group, your employer if you have a corporate travel policy, your bank if you are the beneficiary of the bank’s credit card insurances, insurance reference bureaux, and our related and group companies including Allianz. Some of these third parties may be located in other countries including in Europe, Asia, Canada, or the USA. We also, where necessary, disclose your personal information to Government Departments including for immigration and private health insurance purposes as well as to regulatory bodies.
With the exception of credit card insurances and some other products and services that we offer or provide on behalf of certain clients, we may, where permitted by law or with your consent, contact you by telephone, normal mail, email, electronic messages such as SMS, and via other means with promotional material and offers of products or services from us, our related companies, as well as offers from our business partners that we consider may be relevant and of interest to you. Where we contact you as a result of obtaining your consent, you can withdraw your consent at any time by calling us on 1800 023 767 or by contacting us – see below.
When you provide personal information to us about other individuals, we rely on you to have first obtained the individual’s consent, and have made them aware of the matters set out in this Privacy Notice.
You may also (1) seek access to your personal data and ask about its origin, the purposes of the processing, and details of the data controller or data processor, and the parties to whom it may be disclosed; (2) ask us to correct and update your personal information, (3) ask for a copy of your personal data in an electronic format for yourself or for someone you nominate. You may in some circumstances restrict the processing of your personal data, and request that it be deleted. Where your personal information is used or processed with your specific consent as the sole basis for processing (rather than on a contractual basis or legitimate interest), you may withdraw your consent at any time. You may not access or correct personal information of others unless you have been authorised by their express consent, or unless they are your dependants under 16 years of age.
If you have a request or complaint concerning your personal information or about data privacy, please contact: Privacy Officer, Allianz Global Assistance, PO Box 162, Toowong, QLD 4066, or email DataPrivacyAU@allianz-assistance.com.au.
You can also contact the Privacy Commissioner at the Office of The Australian Information Commissioner, GPO Box 5218, Sydney, NSW, 2001, if you have a complaint.
Australian Consumer Law
Despite anything contained in these terms and conditions, the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) gives you statutory rights including guarantees and remedies that cannot be excluded or modified by these Terms and Conditions. The ACL guarantees and remedies include (depending on the type of failure, fault, or defect) repair or replacement, a refund, compensation for reasonably foreseeable loss or damage, or a resupply of the goods or services if the goods or services do not meet the standards required by the ACL.
In these terms and conditions, the following words have the following meanings:
accident: a vehicle damaged by impact or collision of any nature, or by attempted or successful theft or break in to the vehicle.
breakdown: mechanical or electrical fault which has caused the vehicle to be immobilised or become unsafe to drive (whether in transit or otherwise). Breakdown can also include a flat tyre, flat or faulty battery, a vehicle which has run out of fuel or keys which have been locked in the vehicle or lost
call out: roadside assistance provided by our customer service assistant over the telephone or by us or a service provider at or from the breakdown location.
home: your home or business address as registered on the Roadside Assistance system.
minor breakdown repairs: minor repairs of an immobilised vehicle (including components up to a cost of $20.00 (Inc. GST)) to facilitate the immediate mobilisation of the vehicle. It does not include workshop repairs which may require diagnostic equipment or parts or repairs and does not include servicing of vehicles.
mobile or mobilised: means moving or capable of moving using the vehicles own power, as intended by the manufacturer when operating normally and not in need of assistance. “Immobile” and “immobilised” have the corresponding meaning.
pre-existing condition: a mycar Service repairer recommended by us or your preferred supplier to undertake workshop repairs to your vehicle. Allianz Global Assistance is not responsible for any costs for work carried out by a recommended repairer and all repairs and costs are your responsibility.
recommended repairer: a mycar repairer recommended by us or your preferred supplier to undertake workshop repairs to your vehicle. Allianz Global Assistance is not responsible for any costs for work carried out by a recommended repairer and all repairs and costs are your responsibility.
restricted access area: an area that is protected by security and/or other systems designed to prevent access by unauthorised people and includes areas that we do not have permission to enter (including but not limited to airports, sporting venues, protests and concerts).
roadworthy well maintained vehicle: maintained vehicle that is mechanically sound and otherwise fit to be operated and driven on Australian roads. The vehicle will comply with the minimum safety and other standards required by Australian road safety and transport laws and regulations and also be maintained and serviced by qualified personnel to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended standard and specifications set out in the vehicle service booklet and instruction manual.
service area: an area in mainland Australia, Tasmania, and Phillip Island that is trafficable by a two wheel drive recovery vehicle or an island that is accessible by a two wheel drive vehicular bridge (excludes ferries).
service fee: the service fee is a $100 (inc. GST) amount effective September 2015. The service fee covers the initial callout of the roadside assistance provider only. All other items are at additional customer cost.
service provider: a mobile mechanic, tow truck operator or other roadside assistance provider nominated by us.
serviceable spare: a wheel and tyre that is ready and able to be fitted to your vehicle to mobilise your vehicle after changing a flat tyre.
vehicle: your nominated vehicle registered on our roadside assistance system.
you or your: the Allianz Global Assistance Roadside Assistance member.
we, our, us: Allianz Global Assistance, Level 16, 310 Ann Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 together with our employees, agents, contractors and related companies.