Alert

Information surrounding predicted severe weather events across Eastern Australia


With Cyclone Owen predicted to intensify and travel across North Queensland, and a low-pressure system developing over Victoria expected to bring severe thunderstorms along much of the eastern seabed of Australia, we’re here to support our customers as quickly as possible.

We’ve initiated our Catastrophe Management Plan and have additional team members ready to take your calls and lodge claims. We’ll be mobilising our assessors and tradespeople to ensure we can support you as quickly as possible should you have sustained any damage.

It’s important that you follow advice of the local authorities to ensure the safety of yourselves and your families.

We’d like to refer you to some useful content surrounding how to prepare for a cyclone or storm and how to stay safe during a cyclone or storm.

 

Please remember

  • Always follow the advice and direction of emergency services
  • Never try to drive through flood-affected areas
  • For general help in floods and storms, ring the SES on 132 500

Cover

We cover cyclone damage under the following policies:

  • Home building
  • Home contents
  • Farm
  • Commercial
  • Motor vehicle
  • Motorcycle
  • Caravan
  • Landlords
  • Pleasure craft

    We cover storm damage under the following policies:

  • Home building
  • Home contents
  • Farm
  • Commercial
  • Motor vehicle
  • Motorcycle
  • Caravan
  • Landlords
  • Pleasure craft

How to claim

If you’re insured directly with QBE, call us on 133 QBE (133 723) and press 2 for Claims.

If you bought your policy from an intermediary or your financial institution, contact them to make your claim.

It’s ok if you don’t know your policy details when you contact us; with your name and address we’ll find it for you.

 

Current warnings

For the latest information on the weather across Eastern Australia, please listen to the local radio and monitor information from the below sources.

Bureau of Meteorology

http://www.bom.gov.au/

Twitter - @BOM_au

 

NSW

New South Wales Government

https://www.emergency.nsw.gov.au

 

New South Wales State Emergency Service

https://www.ses.nsw.gov.au

132 500

Twitter – @NSWSES

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/NSW.SES

 

New South Wales Police Force

https://www.police.nsw.gov.au

131 444

Twitter – @nswpolice

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/nswpoliceforce

 

Fire and Rescue New South Wales

https://www.fire.nsw.gov.au

Twitter – @FRNSW

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/frnsw/

 

VIC

Victoria SES Emergency Services

http://emergency.vic.gov.au

 

Victoria State Emergency Service

http://www.ses.vic.gov.au

132 500

Twitter – @vicsesnews

Facebeook – https://www.facebook.com/vicses

 

Victoria Police Force

www.police.vic.gov.au

Twitter – @VictoriaPolice

Facebook - facebook.com/victoriapolice

 

Victoria Fire and Rescue

https://fireservices.vic.gov.au/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/victoriafirerescue

 

QLD

Queensland Government

https://www.qld.gov.au/emergency

 

QLD Fire and Emergency Services

https://www.qfes.qld.gov.au/

Twitter – @QldFES

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/QldFireandRescueService

 

Queensland SES

https://www.ses.qld.gov.au

132 500

Twitter – @QldSES

 

Queensland Police Force

https://www.police.qld.gov.au

131 444

Twitter – @QldPolice

Facebook – facebook.com/QueenslandPolice

 

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

https://www.qfes.qld.gov.au/

Twitter – @QldFES

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/QldFireandRescueService

 

 

SA

South Australia Government

https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/emergencies-and-safety/during-an-emergency/current-alerts

 

South Australia SES

http://www.ses.sa.gov.au

132 500

Twitter – @SA_SES

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SAStateEmergencyService

 

South Australia Police Force

https://www.police.sa.gov.au

131 444

Twitter – @SAPoliceNews

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/sapolicenews

 

South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service

http://www.mfs.sa.gov.au/site/home.jsp

Twitter – @SA_MFS

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/SA-Metropolitan-Fire-Service-Adelaide

 

South Australian Country Fire Service

https://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/home.jsp

Twitter – @CFSAlerts

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/countryfireservice/

 

 

TAS

Tasmania Government

http://alert.tas.gov.au

 

Tasmania SES

http://www.ses.tas.gov.au

132 500

Twitter – @SESTasmania

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/sestasmania

 

Tasmania Police Force

http://www.police.tas.gov.au

131 444

Twitter – @TasmaniaPolice

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Tas.Police

 

Tasmania Fire Service

http://www.fire.tas.gov.au

Twitter – @TasFireService

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TasmaniaFireService

 

 

NT

Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services

http://www.pfes.nt.gov.au/Emergency-Service.aspx

131 444

Twitter – @ntpfes

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/NTES.ASVU

 

Northern Territory SES

http://www.ses-wa.asn.au/node/1734

132 500

 

 

ACT

Australian Capital Territory State Emergency Services

http://esa.act.gov.au/

132 500

Twitter – @ACT_SES

Facebook – https://m.facebook.com/ACTSES