Been in an accident?

Learn how the MAIB can assist you in the event of a motor vehicle accident where yourself or another party is injured...

How we can assist

How the MAIB can assist you

If you were injured

If you have been injured in, and/or received medical treatment following a motor accident, you are able to make a claim with us. We pay for a range of treatment and support services to help you in your recovery after an accident.

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If you were not injured

If you were involved in an accident but did not sustain an injury, in certain situations we will need you to complete some forms;

If you were the driver in one of the vehicles involved:
Let us know about your involvement in the accident by completing a Notice of Accident form.

If an Ambulance attended the scene of the accident:
The Ambulance service may issue an invoice for their attendance. To make a claim for those costs complete an Application for Benefits form. If you were the driver, complete and return a Notice of Accident form also.

If you caused an injury to someone

If you were involved in an accident and you believe you were partially or wholly at fault, please complete a Notice of Accident form so that we may protect your interests.

Who can claim

Who can claim

A claim may be made with us by:

  • Tasmanian residents injured in Tasmania;
  • Tasmanian residents injured outside of Tasmania but within Australia, provided a Tasmanian registered vehicle is involved in the accident;
  • Non-residents of Tasmania injured in Tasmania, provided the accident involves a motor vehicle registered in Tasmania; or
  • Non-residents of Tasmania in a non-Tasmanian registered vehicle injured within Tasmania, who are eligible for the daily care component of our legislation.

There are some cases in which we may be unable to accept your claim. these cases are specifically detailed in the Act and Regulations.

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How to make a claim

How to make a claim

  • Report the accident to a police officer as soon as possible (if the police did not attend the accident scene).
  • Complete an Application for Benefits (Form B) and return it to us within 12 months of the date of the accident.
  • Also complete a Notice of Accident (Form A) if you were the driver and/or owner of a vehicle involved in the accident.


There are three ways you can lodge a claim:

  1. Use our online lodgement form; or
  2. Download the form/s from our website and return by email, post or in person at our Launceston office; or
  3. Call 1800 006 224 and request a copy of the form/s to be posted to you and return by email, post or in person at our Launceston Office.

If you need assistance with making your claim, please contact us on 1800 006 224.

What happens next?

Once you have lodged your claim, we will contact you within 5 working days of receipt of your claim to notify you of the progress of your claim.

Fatal injuries

When someone is fatally injured

If you have lost a family member in a motor accident we can assist with the expenses associated with the funeral. Financial support may also be available for dependants.
We can also assist with the payment of counselling services for family members under certain circumstances

Please contact us on 1800 006 224 and we will assist you with your claim

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Compensation for personal injury

Compensation for personal injury

If your personal injury was caused, or contributed to by the fault of another driver, common law compensation can be sought. Common law compensation is a lump sum payment that recognises the long term impact the accident has on your life.

If you believe you may be entitled to common law compensation for personal injury you should seek legal advice without delay as there are time limits which apply.

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