Do you want extra motoring protection for those longer trips?  If you enjoy the occasional weekend away, or visiting friends and family who live within an hour's drive from home, RACQ Plus Care gives you the extra protection and peace of mind you need.

Features and benefits 

RACQ Plus Care provides the advantages of RACQ Roadside with extra benefits up to the value of $1,100 pa including roadside assistance for your nominated vehicle, regardless of who is driving the vehicle. 

So whether you're at home or away, Plus Care gives you the extra protection of:

  • 24 hour roadside assistance attendance up to 100km.
  • Free towing up to 50km in any direction, or 100km to the attending RACQ contractor’s premises or intermediate location en route.
  • Fuel if you accidentally run out, up to $30pa.
  • Taxi fare after towing up to $27pa. 
  • Emergency locksmith assistance up to $110pa. 
  • The choice of either accommodation, vehicle recovery, car hire or alternative transport for you and your passengers if you breakdown more than 100km from home and RACQ estimates repairs will take longer than 48 hours. 

If you’re travelling further than 50km from home, it’s worth considering Ultra Care or RACQ Ultimate for the increased benefits and entitlements.

If you’d like to know more, view the RACQ Plus Care Roadside Assistance brochure (PDF 1.45MB).

With Plus Care you also become an RACQ member giving you access to savings at over 1200 partner locations, up to 45% off movie tickets, discounts on insurance and 24 hour travel assistance with Aussie Assist.

24-hr roadside assistanceUp to 100km
(after a breakdown)
50km in any direction or up to 100km to the attending RACQ Contractor’s premises or an immediate location en route
Caravan/trailer towing
50km in any direction or up to 100km to the attending RACQ Contractor’s premises if attached to the nominated vehicle which has been towed by RACQ
Special towing
(after a breakdown)
RACQ arranges and pays up to $110 pa.
(after towing)
RACQ arranges and pays up to $27 pa.
Legal representationDriver pays RACQ assists
Emergency fuelRACQ arranges and pays up to $30 pa.
GuidesFree editions
Emergency locksmith assistanceRACQ arranges and pays up to $110 pa.
Rental vehicle after towingDriver pays RACQ arranges
Windscreen chip or crack repair
(nominated vehicle only)
Driver pays RACQ arranges (This benefit is only available for RACQ Ultimate however, member discounts are available through RACQ Autoglass)
Accident and theftDriver pays RACQ arranges
Caravan assistanceDriver pays RACQ arranges
EntitlementsChoose one of the benefits below:
AccommodationRACQ arranges and pays up to 5 nights/$110 per night
Rental carRACQ arranges and pays up to 5 days/$100 per day
Rental trailerRACQ arranges and pays for up to 1 day/$110 pa.
Alternative passenger transportRACQ arranges and pays for driver and up to 4 people
Vehicle recoveryRACQ arranges and pays
Urgent spare partsDriver pays RACQ arranges
Accident and theft assistanceDriver pays RACQ arranges
Caravan assistanceDriver pays RACQ arranges
Price$145 pa.

Get Roadside Assistance before you break down

If you purchase roadside assistance at the time of breakdown or when immediate assistance is required, a $98 immediate service charge will be applicable in addition to the product annual fee. 

A 72 hour waiting period also applies to the extended benefits of Plus Care, Ultra Care and RACQ Ultimate – this cannot be waived upon payment of the immediate service charge.

Get Plus Care
Vehicle weight, height and length limits apply  For further details refer to the Important Information section below.

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Loyalty Benefits

Loyalty discounts are applicable to members with RACQ Roadside, Roadside Extra, Plus Care, Ultra Care and RACQ Ultimate.  These discounts are not applicable to members with RACQ Business Roadside and Business Plus Care.

Waiting Period

  • There is a 24-hour waiting period for RACQ Roadside Assistance following the processing and approval of RACQ applications.
  • There is a 72-hour waiting period for Plus Care, Ultra Care and RACQ Ultimate benefits following the processing and approval of RACQ applications for these options.
  • Benefits do not apply to any incident occurring within these waiting periods.
  • Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery of your product pack following approval of your application.

Vehicle Weight Limits

Limited Services apply for vehicles where the weight of the Nominated Vehicle exceeds 3.0 tonnes GVM loaded or unloaded and/or where the length exceeds 5.5 metres (18 feet) in length and 2.3 metres (7.5 feet) in width or 2.0 metres in height.  Services are limited as follows:

• No towing entitlement. RACQ will endeavour to arrange towing subject to availability of a tow truck, this will be at the members expense.  
• Batteries cannot be serviced or fitted to motor homes where there is limited access to the battery or substantial removal of vehicle panels is required
• Jump starts may be provided, up to 24-volt boost start only, providing only one battery is unserviceable
• Lockout assistance may be limited for some light commercial vehicles
• Wheel changing assistance may be provided if the vehicle’s jack and wheel nut spanner are provided. Where the weight of the wheel and tyre assembly is beyond the safe lifting capacity of a single person, a service fee for additional assistance may be charged.

Note:  The decision as to whether services can be provided will be at the discretion of the RACQ consultant or the attending RACQ representative.

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