RACQ traces its proud heritage back to a chilly May night in 1905, when 12 locals gathered at Brisbane’s School of Arts. They were determined to establish a strong voice for motorists at a time when “horseless carriages” were viewed as a menace by much of society.
From this humble beginning, the club quickly grew into a powerful representative for Queensland motorists that has constantly expanded and improved member services to ensure it remains “a must for all Queenslanders”.
Our iconic road patrols took to the streets in 1925 and have since rescued more than 25 million Queenslanders from the roadside. From 1918, we provided touring and travel services to members; today they include a myriad of multimedia services and 10 RACQ travel branches to ensure that, no matter the journey, we can help make it easier.
Our 1.2 million members save approximately $33 million a year on insurance premiums and $10 million annually through the Show your Card & Save discount program.
As Queensland’s peak motoring organisation, RACQ is recognised as the key advocate on behalf of Queensland drivers and their families. Last year, newspapers devoted almost two million column centimetres to discussing RACQ-related issues. Glue them together and that newspaper column would stretch for 20 kilometres!
Our efforts on behalf of Queensland motorists were just as evident on radio and television, with 284 hours devoted to RACQ-related issues. That may not sound like much until you realise that’s the equivalent of watching Titanic 90 times back-to-back!
The club also devotes more than $2 million annually to community sponsorships, highlighted by our long term commitment to the RACQ Helicopter Rescue Network.
We are a mutual association committed to making the everyday lives of members easier; whether through our world-class roadside assistance or providing any of our 35 products and services. These include:
- 24-hour roadside assistance
- Car and home insurance
- Vehicle inspections
- Driver education
- Travel service
- Touring information, including an online trip planner
- Legal and consumer advice
- Road condition reports
- RACQ Autoglass
- RACQ Batteries
- Discount tickets to theme parks, movies, theatre and sports events
- Show Your Card and Save program
- Free2Go, RACQ’s youth membership program
- Learn2Go, a suite of educational resources for learner drivers and their supervisors.
In 1905, 12 motorists formed the Automobile Club of Queensland (ACQ). From these humble beginnings the ACQ received its Royal Charter in 1921 and became the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ).
RACQ was formed in 1905 with the aim of establishing a strong voice for Queensland motorists, representing their interests to all levels of government, industry and the general public.
At the heart of RACQ’s long term strategic planning are five Strategic Directions. These guiding principles articulate the core achievements which RACQ is striving for over the next twenty years in order to keep faith with the Club’s members, and to deliver on the promises made in RACQ’s Vision, Mission and Values.
The RACQ and RACQ Insurance Boards and the Senior Management Teams are committed to operating the Club and Insurance business ethically and consistent with high standards of corporate governance.
The RACQ's Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held every year to inform members of previous and future achievements.