Home and contents insurance can cover your property and belongings in case of fire, storm damage, theft and more. The table below shows some of the standard features of QBE Home and Contents Insurance for policies purchased on or after 1 December 2020.
Why choose QBE Home Insurance?
We've been awarded CANSTAR's 2021 Innovation Excellence Award thanks to how simple it is to get a quote online.
We’ve been insuring Australians for over 130 years.
Home insurance can cover the cost of replacing or repairing your home and/or your belongings if something goes wrong.
To decide if this product is right for you, read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and Target Market Determination (TMD).
The buildings and contents insurance calculators can help you estimate how much cover you need.
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What's included in home and contents insurance cover?
Fire and theft
Broken glass (accidental)
Vandalism or malicious acts
Damage by explosion
Cover for contents while in transit in the event of fire, theft, collision or flood.
Falling tree or branch
Damage by animals
Ways to save on your home insurance
Want more value from your home and contents insurance? Consider:
- Flexible excess: Choosing a higher basic excess can lower your premium. Be sure to pick a basic excess you can afford to pay at short notice if you need to make a claim.
- Pay up front: Pay less for your home insurance when you choose to pay annually.
Read more about premiums, excesses and claims in the Additional Information Guide.
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We've been awarded the 2022 Mozo Experts Choice Award for Exceptional Value Home & Contents Insurance. This award provides a platform for industry experts to highlight products in the marketplace that they believe offer great value to Australian consumers.
We’ve been awarded CANSTAR’s 2021 Innovation Excellence Award for our simplified home insurance solution, thanks to our online quote and buy platform.
For the third year running we’ve been named by finder.com.au as Australia’s Green Insurer of the Year. We're honoured to receive this recognition. A big thank you to our customers, people and partners for helping us enable a more resilient planet.
We've been awarded the 2022 Personal Lines Mansfield Award recognising claims excellence in the Australian insurance industry. The Awards highlight the vital role that claims professionals play in the insurance industry and recognises those achieving excellence in this field.
Find out more about our awards.
Home and contents insurance calculators
You can use these calculators to estimate roughly how much it would cost to rebuild your home or replace your contents. By providing general information about your home the calculators can provide an estimated value and summary that you can further edit for a more detailed result if you wish.
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Home and contents insurance frequently asked questions
What’s covered depends on the type of home insurance you have and your specific policy. Most standard home and contents insurance policies can cover loss or damage of your belongings as well as your home in the event that something goes wrong like:
- Water damage
- Glass breakage.
In many cases, you can also add optional extras to your home insurance policy to provide additional coverage. This includes things like portable contents insurance to cover your valuables when you’re away from home and accidental damage.
Home insurance can cover your building, contents or both.
Home insurance for your building offers protection by providing cover for the cost of replacing or repairing your house if something goes wrong. Home insurance for your contents can cover the cost of replacing or repairing your belongings due to loss or damage caused by things like fire, theft and storm.
When you choose a home insurance policy, you and your insurance provider agree on exactly what’s covered by your policy and how much you’ll pay in premiums.
The cost of home and contents insurance depends on a number of factors, such as:
- How much cover you choose (the total amount insured)
- Whether you decide to add any optional cover, such as accidental damage or cover for portable valuables
- The basic excess you choose (the amount of money you may need to contribute towards the cost of a claim)
- Your claims history
- The location of your insured property
- Characteristics of your home
- Your payment frequency.
Read more about premiums, excesses and claims in the relevant Additional Information Guide.
The easy way to compare home insurance and see how much it may cost you is to get a quote.
With QBE Home Insurance, carpets and internal blinds are insured under contents cover.
QBE Home Insurance can provide cover for loss of or damage to your buildings and/or contents caused by events like fire, theft, flood and more. You can upgrade your policy to include accidental damage cover for an extra premium.
To insure a contents item for an amount higher than the standard policy limit, you need to ask us to list it on your policy as ‘specified contents’. If we agree to list the item, an extra premium may apply for certain things such as jewellery. Cover is provided for contents and ‘specified contents’ when they are at your home address.
If you have contents cover and own a portable item that you would like to insure away from your home, you can select the Portable Contents option for an additional premium. You can select the cover by choosing certain categories of items with a category limit, or you can list a specific item. If we agree to list a specific item, it will be shown as a ‘specified portable contents’ item on your policy.
We’ll usually need valuations, receipts or serial numbers as proof of ownership in the event of a claim. To find more information about the limits that apply to the policy, refer to your Certificate of Insurance and the relevant PDS.
No. To protect your personal valuables away from home, you'll need to add the Portable Contents option. When you add portable contents cover to a home insurance policy, cover is provided for the items you have selected anywhere in Australia and New Zealand, and for up to 90 consecutive days anywhere else in the world.
Yes, our home insurance policies provide cover for loss or damage caused by flood. For further details, refer to your PDS.
Yes please. You must tell us if your home will be unoccupied for more than 90 consecutive days.
Other conditions may apply and you’ll find more information about unoccupied properties in your Certificate of Insurance and the PDS.
A certificate of currency is a document issued by QBE providing evidence of an insurance policy. It includes details such as the name of the insured(s), the start and end date of the current policy term and the type of cover. Request a copy online or call us on 133 723
Note: A certificate of currency does not contain premium or payment information.
If you have buildings cover, QBE Home Insurance provides cover for removal of debris as part of your buildings sum insured if we need to repair, replace or rebuild your home. You need to make sure you’ve allowed for this cost when setting your buildings sum insured.
You can use the buildings and contents insurance calculators to help you get an estimated replacement value of your home and its contents.
The Buildings Sum Insured Safeguard benefit is like a safety net. It’s designed to help protect against underinsuring your buildings. Your Certificate of Insurance will confirm if your policy includes the safeguard benefit.
If it does and we accept a claim that exceeds your buildings sum insured, we can pay up to 30% more than the buildings sum insured shown on your Certificate of Insurance.