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Updated 09/04/2024

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What are the benefits of Home and Contents Insurance?

With Home and Contents Insurance, you might find it easier to replace what’s been damaged or lost without having to dip into your savings. Plus, it can make the journey back to normal smoother with features like temporary accommodation or replacement locks and keys.

What’s the average Home and Contents Insurance premium?

If you’re curious about what your Home and Contents Insurance premium could look like, this graph of the average Australian premiums from FY2023 could give you an idea.1Based on premiums paid by iSelect Home and Contents Insurance customers from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023. 

What factors can affect the cost of Home and Contents Insurance in Tasmania?

Your home

What makes your home unique, like its age, where its located in the Apple Isle and what it’s made from, plays a role in your Home and Contents Insurance premium. Whether it’s weighing up risk or budgeting for repairs and rebuilds, this is where a big chunk of your premium could come from. 

What you insure

What you choose to insure — including how much you insure it for — can also affect your premium. Insuring your home and contents, rather than just your home, may raise your premium. The same goes for if you list specified contents above the usual policy limit. 

Your excess

Opting to close the gap between what you pay and what your insurer pays when it comes time to make a claim could raise your premium. At the same time, increasing your excess can mean a lower premium. The trick is finding a balance that doesn’t leave your wallet wanting in good times or bad. 

General market conditions

Your insurance premiums can get pushed and pulled from all over the place. Inflation, government fees and charges, and increased labour and material costs can all leave their mark. Plus, more frequent bad weather can mean more claims and higher premiums all round too. 

What are the risks to your home and contents in Tasmania?

Bushfires

Like the rest of Australia, Tasmania can come off worse for wear in the summer months thanks to bushfires. Both the 2018–2019 and 2019–20 summers saw thousands of hectares burned, posing serious risks to people and property. 

Flooding

Tasmania is no stranger to floods. Flash flooding in Hobart in 2018 led to almost $100 million in private property claims,2Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience – Hobart flash flooding, 2018 while widespread rain affected multiple Tasmanian and mainland towns in 2022, racking up $586 million in private home and contents claims across three states.3Insurance Council of Australia – Insurance Catastrophe Resilience Report 202223, p12

Storms

While Taswegians may not get the tropical storms their Queensland cousins do, they’ve still seen plenty of wild weather, including hail with cricketing aspirations. 

Theft

People pose a risk too with more than 1,000 reported home burglaries occurring between March 2023 and February 2024 in Tasmania.4Tasmania Police – Tasmania Police Reporting Dashboard  Sure, it’s not quite zombieapocalypselevel looting, but it might be enough to make you wonder what happens when you’re not home. 

What does Home and Contents Insurance cover in Tasmania?

Home Insurance

When the four walls of your place aren’t quite standing strong, Home Insurance is there to repair and rebuild. Damage or loss from fire, storms, trees (Tassie has a lot of them!), vandalism and more could be covered under your Home Insurance Policy.

Contents Insurance

Although it can’t replace sentimental value, Contents Insurance could mean you can get your valuables repaired or replaced when they’re damaged or lost in certain events, like fires or theft. 

Optional add-ons

With optional extras, like Portable Contents Insurance or Flood Insurance, you can extend your cover in new ways, just for an additional premium.

Helpful Tip

If you rent out a property, Landlord Insurance could help you protect your investment with cover for missed rent if tenants default, damage caused by tenants and loss of rental income if the place needs some fixing up.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Home and Contents Insurance in Tasmania cover damage caused by wildlife?

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What impact will climate change have on Home and Contents Insurance in Tasmania?

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