What’s covered by renter’s insurance?
Cost to repair or replace (new for old) your lost or damaged contents, including furniture, whitegoods, appliances, clothing and personal effects.
Your legal liability for someone else’s death or bodily injury or for loss or damage to someone else’s property caused by an accident anywhere in Australia.
Temporary accommodation for you and your pets if your rental property is unfit to live in due to loss or damage to the property or your contents. ||
Removal of debris
Removal and disposal of your damaged contents and storage of your undamaged ones during the time it takes to repair your rental property.
Budget Direct renter’s insurance covers your personal possessions against loss or damage caused by the following insured events:
- Impact at property (e.g. fallen tree)
- Breakage of glass, ceramic and sanitary fixtures
- Malicious damage, vandalism, riot or civil commotion
- Earthquake or tsunami
Upgrade your cover
For an additional premium, you can customise your renter’s insurance by adding one or more of the following optional covers to your policy:
How do I add an optional cover to my policy?
How much cover do I need?
It’s up to you to determine how much it would cost to replace your belongings 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 all of your possessions at today’s prices.
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After comparing the cost and features of 72 policies, from 50 other insurers, Canstar presented us with the National award for Outstanding Value Home & Contents Insurance for the seventh year in a row in 2023.
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Frequently asked questions
What does ‘contents’ insurance cover?
Among other things, a Budget Direct contents insurance policy covers loss or damage to:
- furniture and furnishings
- computers and electrical appliances
- clothing and shoes
- valuables like jewellery, sunglasses and cameras (if you want your portable items to be insured when you take them with you away from your home, you’ll need to get extra Personal Effects Cover).
- fitted carpets and rugs
- internal blinds, curtains and window coverings.
You can be covered for these things up to the amount of your contents sum insured.
Note that benefit limits apply to certain contents.
I'm a renter / tenant — do I need home insurance?
If you’re a renter or tenant, you do not have to worry about insuring the unit, apartment, flat, townhouse, detached or semi-detached house you’re living in – that’s your landlord’s responsibility.
However, if you want to be covered for the cost of repairing or replacing your belongings (e.g. furniture, whitegoods, electrical appliances, clothing, and personal effects), then you’ll need to get renter’s insurance.
I'm moving into a place with some housemates — will you insure me?
Yes — as long as you don’t share with more than two unrelated housemates.
Note that your policy would cover only the contents you own — not your housemates’ belongings.
Does home insurance cover valuables I take with me away from my home?
We offer Personal Effects cover as an optional extra to cover your portable contents. This can cover a wide range of categories of belongings, including:
- musical instruments
- photographic equipment
- sporting equipment
- medical aids
- mobile phones (Specified only)
- laptops/tablets (Specified only)
To find out how much this coverage might cost, you can get a quote online.
Is there a minimum amount of cover for home contents?
Yes – the minimum amount of cover we provide for home contents is $20,000.
|| Benefit capped at 10% of sum insured for up to a maximum period of 12 months, when your home is unliveable due to an insured event. Terms and conditions apply.
§ The addition of Flood Cover to a policy is subject to our underwriting criteria.