Protect your belongings if you live in a rental property from loss or damage from insured events such as theft, fire and storm.
- Save up to 10% on your first year’s premium when you purchase a new contents policy online1,4
- You may qualify for up to 30% No Claim Bonus3,4
- Option to increase your excess which may reduce your premium5
- Pay by the month at no extra cost6
Why Contents Insurance for Renters?
Getting the right cover for your contents while you live in somebody else’s property is easy with Ian Berry Insurance 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? Ian Berry Insurance Contents Insurance for Renters 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
Choose your cover
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 for Renters 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 date 22 February 2021).
Features & Benefits
Cover when you’re moving house
Ian Berry Insurance Contents Insurance for Renters 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).
Additional costs of 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, Ian Berry Insurance Contents Insurance for Renters 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.
Ian Berry Insurance Contents Insurance for Renters 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, Ian Berry Insurance Contents Insurance for Renters will pay for you to replace it. If you claim for this benefit, excess will apply. If the spoilage is due to a natural disaster (declared by Allianz, the government or the Insurance Council of Australia ) the maximum Allianz will pay is $500. No excess will apply.
Guest, visitor and domestic helper property
Ian Berry Insurance Contents Insurance for Renters also provides 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
Ian Berry Insurance Contents Insurance for Renters 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). A 72 hour exclusion period applies for cyclones, floods, grassfires and bush fires.
Cover for storm damage
Rest easy, within the first 72 hours following a storm, Ian Berry Insurance Contents Insurance for Renters has got you covered for loss or damage caused by soil movement, landslide, mudslide or subsidence caused by a storm.
Ian Berry Insurance Contents Insurance for Renters 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 Damage cover for your rental property
Ian Berry Insurance Contents Insurance for Renters 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.
Apply to add any of these optional covers for an additional premium and greater cover.
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.
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.
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 may be available as an optional cover to your contents. A 72 hour exclusion period applies.
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.
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 (subject to the policy terms and conditions) – 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.
Home Contents Replacement Calculator
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.
Get in touch
To experience our local customer service where you speak to a real South Australian Ian Berry Insurance Expert every time, please get in contact with us!
- Talk to one of Ian Berry’s Insurance Experts
Contact 1300 292 100 and speak to a real person!
- Visit an Ian Berry Insurance Expert
You can find us at your local Police Credit Union branch.
- Looking for a Quick Quote?
Click here or call 1300 292 100.
- Need to make a claim?
Visit our Claims Page for more information.
Ian Berry Insurance Services Pty Ltd ABN 15 084 331 304 is an Authorised Representative No 259485 of Police Credit Union Ltd ABN 30 087 651 205 AFSL 238991 who is authorised to arrange this insurance as an agent for the insurer Allianz Australia Insurance Limited ABN 15 000 122 850 AFSL 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 relevant Product Disclosure Statement available from this website. 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
[Home] When you buy a new home insurance policy online a discount of up to 10% is applied to your first year’s premium including the following optional covers (if selected); Accidental damage, Flood, Motor Burnout and Portable Contents. This discount is not applied on renewal.
3. No Claim Bonus
When you take out a new policy, we calculate your No Claim Bonus based on your home or landlords (as applicable) insurance claims history. To qualify for the maximum No Claim Bonus of 30%, home insurance customers must have had no Buildings or Contents Insurance claims in the preceding five years. 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.