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Contents Insurance for Renters

  • Save up to 10% on your first year’s premium when you purchase a new contents policy online1, 4
  • Pay by the month at no extra cost6

Protect your belongings if you live in a rental property from loss or damage from insured events such as theft, fire and storm.

Getting the right cover for your contents while you live in somebody else's property is easy with Over Fifty’s Contents Insurance for renters.

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? Over Fifty’s Contents Insurance can help you protect your belongings from loss or damage caused by insured events such as fire, theft and storm.

  • Cover for your belongings from damage caused by fire, 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.

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 terms, conditions, limits and exclusions that apply please read the Product Disclosure Statement  (PDS), any applicable supplementary PDS and Key Fact Sheet (KFS) before making a decision to purchase the insurance.

Select the cover to suit your needs.

Effective 16 December 2019

  • Cover when you’re moving house

    Over Fifty’s Contents Insurance 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 contents are in transit (unless you have Accidental damage cover).

  • Alternative accommodation for you and 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, Over Fifty’s Contents Insurance will cover 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

    Over Fifty’s Contents Insurance will cover 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, Over Fifty's Contents Insurance for Renters will pay up to the amount specified in the PDS for you to replace it.

  • Guest, visitor and domestic helper property

    Over Fifty’s Contents Insurance 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

    Over Fifty’s Contents Insurance 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 bush fires a 72 hour exclusion period applies

  • Cover for storm damage

    Rest easy, within the first 72 hours following a storm, Over Fifty’s Contents Insurance has got you covered for loss or damage caused by soil movement, landslide, mudslide or subsidence caused by a storm. 

  • Legal liability

    Over Fifty’s Contents Insurance 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. 

  • Accidental damage cover for you rental property

    Over Fifty’s Contents Insurance 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. 

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 is also available for reference.

If you purchased home or landlord insurance before 16 December 2019, please refer to the relevant Over Fifty's Vital Home Insurance, Classic Home Insurance or Prestige Home Insurance Product Disclosure Statements, any applicable supplementary PDS, and Buildings or Contents Key Fact Sheet.

Home Contents Calculator

It’s up to you to decide the sums insured, and the type and level of cover that you want to take out. People generally want enough insurance to cover the property’s estimated replacement value. If you don’t have enough cover, you could end up having to cover some of the costs yourself. Remember, we will only pay up to the amount of your loss or the sum insured, whichever is the lesser - so you should also be careful not to over insure. That's why we've provided this calculator. It works as a guide to help you estimate the replacement value of your home contents.

Optional covers

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.

  • Motor burnout

    The Motor burnout option covers you if an electrical current damages your household electrical motors.

  • Domestic workers’ 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.

  • Flood cover

    Flood cover may be available as an optional cover to your contents. A 72 hour exclusion period applies.

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What does Renter’s Insurance cover?

Contents > What’s covered?

Contents insurance protects the belongings you have at the insured address: from your furniture, carpet and appliances to your BBQ and even your clothes, shoes and handbags.
So, if any of the insured events happen during the period of insurance, we’ll generally pay to repair or replace your contents – up to the policy limits.

 

Frequently asked questions

  • What do I do if I need to make a renters insurance claim?

    Take all reasonable precautions to prevent further loss, damage or liability. Contact the police immediately to report any malicious damage, theft, attempted theft, burglary or loss of insured property. Contact the Claims Call Centre on 1300 651 777 and advise the Claims Consultant of what has happened: the Claims Consultant will help you through the renters insurance claims process.

  • Am I covered for Flood?

    Flood cover is an option on both Building and Contents in Home and Landlords policies. Please call us on 13 31 30 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 Home Insurance PDS any supplementary PDS and Home Contents Key Fact Sheets.

  • What does it mean if I take the Accidental 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.

    We’ll extend cover for your contents anywhere in Australia for up to 90 continuous days (not just at the insured address).

  • 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. We 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 Over Fifty Insurance on 13 31 30). 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’?

    We will consider 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 we agree that you cannot live in the home.

Next steps

Over the phone – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week claims hotline

To submit a claim over the phone call 13 31 30, select claims and one of our friendly consultants will assist you.