Contents Insurance for Renters
Contents Insurance for Renters
Protect your belongings if you live in a rental property from loss or damage from insured events such as theft, fire7 and storm.
- Save up to 10% on your first year’s premium when you purchase a new contents policy online 1,4
- You may qualify for up to 30% No Claim Bonus 3,4
- Option to increase your excess which may reduce your premium 5
- Pay by the month at no extra cost 6
Getting the right cover for your contents while you live in somebody else’s property is easy with Allianz Contents Insurance for renters through Fire Service Credit Union.
If you are renting, have you considered how much it would cost to replace all the contents in your home if they were destroyed by fire or storm? Or in the event of theft or burglary? Allianz can help you protect your belongings from loss or damage caused by insured events such as fire7, theft and storm.
- Cover for your belongings from damage caused by fire7, theft and storm
- Cover for contents intended to be kept outside, like your barbeque, outdoor furniture and children’s play equipment up to $2,000 in total.
Features and Benefits
The better you understand your policy, the easier it will be if you ever have to claim.
Here is a limited summary of the benefits of a contents insurance policy. For full details of the standard terms, conditions, limits and exclusions that apply please read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS), any applicable supplementary PDS before making a decision to purchase the insurance. The Home Contents Key Fact Sheet (KFS) also sets out some information about the cover.
Select the cover to suit your needs. Effective 22 February 2021.
Contents for Renters Insurance Features and Benefits
|Cover when you’re moving house||Allianz will cover your contents for loss or damage caused by an insured event both at your new and old address for up to 14 days after you first start to move. No cover is provided for loss or damage whilst contens are in transit (unless you have Accidental damage cover).|
|Additional costs of alternative accommodation for your pets||If your contents are damaged by an insured event during the period of insurance to such an extent that you can’t live in your home buildings, Allianz pay the additional costs for temporary accommodation for you up to 10% of the contents sum insured and up to $500 for temporary accommodation for your pets in a commercial boarding establishment.|
|Debris removal||Allianz will pay up to 10% of the contents sum insured for removal of debris from the home building if your contents are damaged or destroyed by an insured event.|
|Food or medicine spoilage||If your refrigerator or freezer breaks down and you lose your perishable food or medicine as a result, Allianz will pay up to the amount specified in the PDS for you to replace it.|
|Guest, visitor and domestic property||Allianz also provide cover for property belonging to your guests, visitors and domestic helpers up to $5,000 (included in your contents sum insured), if it is lost or damaged as a result of an insured event that you are claiming for.|
|Cover for events||Allianz will cover you up to your contents sum insured for loss or damage caused by storm, cyclone, rainwater and run-off (provided run-off is not combined with flood waters). For cyclones, floods, grassfires and bushfires a 72 hour exclusion period applies.|
|Cover for storm damage||Rest easy, within the first 72 hours following a storm, Allianz have got you covered for loss or damage caused by soil movement, landslide, mudslide or subsidence caused by a storm.|
|Legal liability||Allianz will cover your legal liability up to $20 million for payment of compensation relating to death, bodily injury or illness, and/or physical loss of or damage to property caused by an accident (or series of accidents). If you have contents cover, it does not cover any legal liability you may incur as owner of the buildings unless the buildings are defined as a lot.|
|Accidental breakage cover for your rental property||Allianz will cover you for accidental breakage of a fixed glass or ceramic item, like a window, cooking surface, sink or toilet if you are legally liable as a tenant to pay for the breakage.|
Contents Insurance for Renters Optional Covers
Apply to add any of these optional covers for an additional premium and greater cover.
|Accidental damage||The accidental damage cover option helps protect you in the event of accidental unexpected mishaps that are caused unintentionally – giving you greater coverage for your home contents.|
|Portable contents||Optional cover to protect your portable contents such as mobile phones, cameras and engagement rings in the event of theft or an accident at the insured address and when you take them out of your home, even when you are temporarily outside Australia for up to 120 continuous days in any period of insurance. Some portable contents must be specified as Listed portable contents with the full replacement value to be covered away from the home.|
|Motor burnout||The Motor burnout option covers you if an electrical current damages your household electrical motors. This cover is automatically included if you have taken optional Accidental Damage cover.|
|Flood cover||Flood cover may be available as an optional cover to your contents. A 72 hour exclusion period applies.|
|Domestic worker’s compensation cover||Cover for a domestic worker (e.g. gardener or cleaner), if they are injured while working for you at the insured address. Only available in ACT, WA and TAS.|
|What do I do if I need to make a renters insurance claim?||Do what you reasonably can to prevent further loss, damage or liability. Tell the police as soon as reasonably possible about any malicious damage, theft, attempted theft, burglary or loss of insured property. Contact the Claims Call Centre on 1300 555 030 and advise the Claims Consultant of what has happened: the Claims Consultant will help you through the renters insurance claims process. In order to be sure that you are covered under this policy you should always contact Allianz for approval before you incur expenses you wish to claim. If you do not, Allianz will pay for expenses incurred to the amount Allianz would have authorised had you asked Allianz first.|
|Am I covered for Flood?||Flood cover is an option on both Building and Contents in Home and Landlords policies. Please call us on 08 8227 2222 to find out whether you are eligible for Flood cover. For full details of terms, conditions, limits and exclusions of all our home insurance cover options, please refer to the relevant Product Disclosure Statement any supplementary PDS and Home Contents Key Fact Sheets.|
|What does it mean if I take the Accidenal Damage cover option?||This optional cover provides even more protection – it covers you in the event of damage caused by unexpected mishaps that are caused unintentionally not just the specified insured events. If you have Contents cover and take this option, the sort of mishaps you’ll be covered for include when you spill red wine on the carpet or lounge.|
|Which option do I need to cover my laptop, tablet, mobile phone or smart watch away from home?||You can cover laptops, tablets, mobile phones, smart watches and other wearable technology away from the home under the portable contents optional cover. These items must be specified on your policy as Listed portable contents to be covered under this option. Allianz will not cover cracked glass or screens where this is the only damage to the item.|
|What if I need to claim on portable contents cover?||You need to provide evidence of the value and ownership of both listed and unlisted portable contents.|
|How do I know if I have optional covers on my policy?||You can apply to add these options to your policy when you start or renew it (or during your period of insurance by contacting Fire Service Credit Union on 08 8227 2222. If you’re not sure whether you have added these cover options, you can check your policy schedule.|
|What is considered ‘unable to be lived in’?||Your home is unable to be lived in when it is so damaged that normal domestic activities like cooking, sanitation and personal hygiene cannot take place, and you cannot live in the home.|
Policy Documents and Key Fact Sheets
We do not provide advice based on any consideration of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Terms, conditions, limits and exclusions apply. Before making a decision please refer to the Home Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) any applicable supplementary PDS and Home Contents Key Fact Sheet also available for reference.
Fire Service Credit Union ABN 17 087 651 152 AFSL/Australian Credit Licence No. 237515 arranges this insurance as agent for the insurer Allianz Australia Insurance Limited ABN 15 000 122 850 AFSL No 234708. We do not provide any advice based on any consideration of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Policy terms, conditions, limits and exclusions apply. Before making a decision, please consider the Product Disclosure Statement available from www.fscu.com.au. The relevant Target Market Determination is available by calling (08) 8227 2222. If you purchase this insurance, we will receive a commission that is a percentage of the premium. Ask us for more details before we provide you with services.
1.Online discount – When you buy a new Landlord insurance policy online a premium discount of up to 10% is applied to your first year’s premium including the optional cover Flood. This discount is not applied on renewal.
3.No Claims Bonus – When you take out a new policy, we calculate your No Claims Bonus (NCB) based on your home or landlord (as applicable) insurance claims history. To qualify for the maximum No Claims Bonus of 30%, home insurance customers must have had no Building or Contents insurance claims in the preceding 5years. Landlord customers must have had no Landlord insurance claims in the preceding 3 years. However, customers who have had claims may still qualify for a reduced No Claim Bonus.
4.Minimum premiums – If you are eligible for more than one discount, Allianz applies them in a predetermined order. This means any subsequent discount will be applied to the reduced premium amount after applying any prior discounts and the effect of the subsequent discount will be reduced. For example, the aggregate effect of applying two 10% discounts consecutively means that you will not see the full benefit of both these discounts.
Discounts do not apply to taxes or government charges.
Discounts do not apply to optional covers for Domestic workers’ compensation / Landlord workers’ compensation, and may not apply to other optional covers (if available and selected).
Any discounts/entitlements may be subject to rounding and may only apply to the extent that any minimum premium is not reached.
5.Option to change your excess – Not available when an additional compulsory excess or imposed excess applies. Minimum Premiums apply.
6. Instalment premiums – If you choose to pay your premium by instalments you do not pay us any more than if you pay your premium in one lump sum annually. The premiums payable by instalments may be subject to minor adjustments (upwards or downwards) due to rounding. Note: Your financial institution may apply transaction fees to instalment payments.
7. 72 hour waiting period – We do not provide cover for any loss of or damage to your property caused by cyclone, grassfires and bushfires, during the first 72 hours after you first purchase a policy or increase your cover under an existing policy.
8. Earthquake excess – An additional imposed excess amount of $250 applies for each claim or loss or damage caused by an earthquake or tsunami, or a series of earthquake or tsunamis, during any period of 48 consecutive hours.