ACC eligibility


Eligibility for injury cover  

Everyone in New Zealand is eligible for comprehensive injury cover:

  • No matter what you’re doing or where you are when you’re injured – driving, playing sport, at home, at work.
  • No matter how the injury happened, even if you did something yourself to cause it.
  • No matter what age you are or whether you’re working – you might be retired, a child, on a benefit or studying.

What injuries are you covered for?

Visit any of our clinics and receive a free consultation if you have a:

  • wound 
  • laceration
  • sprain
  • strain
  • fracture 
  • dislocation
  • work-related injury such as hearing loss.

Injuries caused by an accident, a condition that comes on gradually because of your work medical treatment, sexual assault or abuse.  

Are you a visitor to New Zealand?  

If you’re injured during your visit to New Zealand, we can help you to claim ACC to help with the cost of treatment and offer support.  

ACC support may be available to you as a visitor if you are:

  • injured in an accident in New Zealand
  • suffering from a health problem related to working in New Zealand
  • injured as a result of medical treatment while you are in New Zealand
  • dealing with the mental effects of a sexual assault or abuse suffered in New Zealand.

Learn more about ACC.