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Insurance for your home

Home and/or contents insurance helps protect you financially if your possessions and/or home are damaged by a storm, fire or other natural event.

Home insurance covers costs associated with any damage to a property you own.

Contents insurance covers costs associated with damage to, or the loss of, your possessions inside your home.

Find the right insurer

You should shop around and contact insurance companies to compare their policies before insuring your home (building) and/or contents.

You may like to use an insurance broker to find the right insurer for you.

Flood insurance

Select the right flood insurance—find tips, definitions and contacts to help you.


Contact the Financial Ombudsman Service on 1300 780 808 to resolve disputes or to make a complaint about your insurer.

Helpful resources

Save money for your insurance

The MoneySmart budget planner can help you check:

  • if your money is going towards priorities like insurance
  • what you spend your money on
  • if you’re spending more than you can afford.
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Last updated:
19 March 2013

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