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Special Vehicles

Welcome to Dawes

Dawes Motor Insurance is a niche underwriting agency with over 25 years experience. Dawes is dedicated to providing cover through insurance intermediaries only for specialist vehicle risks including:

  • Exotic/high value vehicles
  • Classic cars
  • Prestige vehicles
  • Stretch limousines
  • Storage cover for race cars
  • Hot rods/street machines
  • Kit cars
  • Film set vehicles
  • Driving instructors
  • Motorcycles

Please note Dawes only accepts quotation requests from insurance intermediaries. If you are an individual seeking insurance please contact your broker, or find a broker using the National Insurance Brokers Association's Need a Broker website.

Download a full list of vehicles.

Important Information

Effective 30 December, 2016 the insurer, Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) SE has transferred its registered office from the United Kingdom and become a limited liability company incorporated in Germany. Its name has changed to Great Lakes Insurance SE.

Other details, such as the insurer's trading name, contact details, the terms, conditions, exclusions and limitations as set out in your PDS or your policy wording (including our obligations under the relevant insurance contract(s) with you) are unaffected by the changes.

If you have any questions, please contact 1300 188 299.

Latest News

19-11-2015 Dawes Supplementary Product Disclosure Statement (SPDS)
A Supplementary Product Disclosure Statement will apply to all Dawes insurance policies incepting and renewing from 28 December 2015.
Read more and see how to access the supplementary product disclosure statement.

28-05-2015 Dawes Change of Underwriter
With effect from 1 July 2015, Dawes policies will be underwritten by Great Lakes Australia. Find out more.



Our Motorcycle coverage includes all makes and models. Harley Davidson, Triumph Rocket III, Ducati 1098R and the MV Agusta are just some of the more famous names that spring to mind. More >


The Prestige selection of vehicles represents the higher value, well appointed, luxury vehicles typically European including Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Porsche. More >


Your client's investment on Exotic cars is in good company and safe hands. The list of high end and extreme performance supercars includes Aston Martin, Ferrari and Lamborghini. More >

Specialist Vehicles

Dawes is known for insuring some of the more unusual vehicles. We can help with stretch limousines, custom built and highly modified vehicles including Kit Cars, Classics, Hot Rods, Street Machines and High Performance imports. Film set vehicles and ex-army personnel carriers are not out of the question either. More >