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Protect your most valuable asset and your belongings by combining your Budget Direct home building and home contents insurance policies.
|Home and contents insurance covers damage and loss caused by|
|Storm and rainwater (flood cover is optional)||Yes|
|Escape of liquid (e.g. burst pipe)||Yes|
|Fire, lightning, explosion, and earthquake||Yes|
|Impact (e.g. fallen tree)||Yes|
|Theft, attempted theft, and malicious damage||Yes|
|Accidental breakage (glass, ceramic and sanitary fixtures only)||Yes|
|Home and contents insurance covers|
|Repairing or replacing your damaged or destroyed home building||Up to your sum insured|
|Repairing or replacing (new for old) your lost or damaged contents||Up to your sum insured1|
|Legal liability for someone else’s injury or death or for loss or damage to their property following an accident at the insured address or anywhere else in Australia||Up to $20 million|
|Temporary accommodation for your family and pets if your damaged building and/or contents make your home unfit to live in||Up to 10% of your sum insured, up to 12 months2|
|Extra rebuilding costs, including debris removal, professional (e.g. architect, surveyor) and building application fees, and storage of undamaged contents||Up to 10% of your sum insured2|
|Contents lost or damaged in the open air at the insured address due to an insured event||Up to your sum insured, except for theft3|
|Contents lost or damaged after being temporarily removed – for 90 days or less – from your insured address||Up to 20% of your sum insured|
|Contents lost or damaged by fire or vehicle collision or rollover during your move to a new address in Australia4||Up to 20% of your sum insured|
|Modifications to your home if you suffer permanent paraplegia or quadriplegia as a result of an insured event at the insured address||Up to $5,000|
|Funeral expenses if you die as a result of an insured event at your home||Up to $7,0005|
|Loss or theft of credit and other financial transaction cards||Up to $1,000|
|Legal and administrative costs to discharge your mortgage, if your home is destroyed||Up to $750|
|Replacement of locks if your keys are stolen||Up to $500|
|Loss or damage to unattached equipment, spare parts or accessories (e.g. for motor vehicles, trailers, caravans and watercraft) due to an insured event||Up to $500|
|Guests’ or visitors’ uninsured contents lost or damaged due to an insured event||Up to $500|
|Spoilage of perishable food||Up to $500|
1Unless you have specified a replacement value , limits apply to the amounts we’ll pay for certain home contents.
2We’ll pay this amount in addition to your sum insured.
3A limit of $1,000 applies to loss or damage due to theft or attempted theft.
4Excludes contents being transported by professional removalists or by sea.
5This is the Smart cover limit; the standard cover limit is $5,000.
Terms, conditions, limits and exclusions apply. Please read the product disclosure statement for full details.
Upgrade your cover
You can customise your home and contents insurance by adding one or more of the following optional covers to your policies:
|Flood Cover||Covers you for the cost of damage caused to your home by flooding rivers, creeks and other bodies of water.|
|Personal Effects Cover||Covers the portable items (e.g. jewellery, sunglasses, camera) you take with you away from your home.|
|Accidental Damage||Standard cover includes accidental damage to glass, ceramic and sanitary fixtures – this option extends your cover to most of your home and/or contents.|
|Motor Burnout||In case a power surge burns out a motor in an electrical appliance you own (less than 10 years old); we’ll also pay for related spoilage of food.|
|Landlord Covers||Protection if your tenant defaults on their rental payments and/or steals from or maliciously damages your investment property.|
|Sum Insured Safeguard||If your nominated sum insured is insufficient to repair, rebuild or replace your home building, we’ll increase it by 25% (e.g. from $400,000 to $500,000).|
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The information on this page is a summary only. For more details about Budget Direct home and contents insurance, including the terms, conditions, limits and exclusions that apply, please read the product disclosure statement.
How much cover do I need?
It’s up to you to determine how much it would cost to replace your home building and home contents if they were totally destroyed, for example, by fire – the ‘sum insured’.
This is the maximum amount we’ll pay, so it’s important you’re comfortable the sum insured you nominate is sufficient to replace your home and contents at today’s prices.
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How to make a claim
If your home building and/or contents are lost, damaged or destroyed by an insured event and you need to claim, we’re here to help.
Repairs and replacements
Upon acceptance of your claim, we’ll appoint a team member to take care of the repairs to your home and/or the repair or replacement of your contents. In most cases, we will:
- assess the nature and extent of your damage or loss
- make your home safe (e.g. remove a fallen tree)
- source repair and replacement quotes from our preferred builders, suppliers and/or retailers
- appoint a building contractor to repair your home
- obtain – through the builder – all the materials needed for the repairs
- keep you informed of progress
- ensure repairs comply with the latest building codes
- arrange for the delivery of your replacement contents
- provide you with temporary accommodation, if necessary.
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Frequently asked questions
Do I need to list, or specify, contents on my policy?
It’s up to you to decide whether to list the following on your policy:
- contents you want to insure for more than our benefit limit (where applicable)
- portable items you want covered when you take them with you away from your home.
You can list your contents when you buy your policy or – if you’re an existing customer – by logging into your online account or contacting us.
If I make a claim for loss or damage to my home building and contents, will I have to pay two excesses?
No – you’ll only be required to pay the higher of the two Basic excesses you have selected.
What if I can’t stay in my home?
If the damage to your home makes it unfit to live in, we’ll arrange temporary accommodation for your family and household pets while your home is being repaired, for up to 12 months.
The temporary accommodation will be of a similar quality to your home.
This benefit also applies if the loss or damage to your contents makes your home unliveable.
Are your home repairs guaranteed?
Yes – we guarantee the quality of authorised repairs, including the workmanship and materials.
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