Contents for Renters Insurance
Getting the right cover for your contents while you live in somebody else’s property is easy with COTA Contents Insurance for renters.
Insure your belongings if you live in a rental property from loss or damage from insured events such as theft, fire7 and storm7.
Fire or smoke
Fire or smoke (including bushfires7 and grassfires7).
Storm, cyclone, rainwater or run off
Storm7, cyclone7, rainwater or run off.
Water or other liquid Damage
Water or other liquid damage.
Theft or burglary
Theft or burglary.
Accidental Breakage of glass or ceramic items
Accidental breakage of glass or ceramic items.
Vandalism or Malicious Damage
Vandalism or malicious damage.
Earthquake or Tsunami
Earthquake8 or tsunami8.
Riot or civil commotion
Riot or civil commotion.
Apply to add any of these optional covers for an additional premium and greater cover.
The accidental damage cover option helps insure you in the event of accidental unexpected mishaps that are caused unintentionally – giving you greater coverage for your home building and/or contents.
You can choose optional cover to insure 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 buildings and/or contents. A 72 hour exclusion period applies7.
Domestic Workers Compensation
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.
Why Choose COTA Contents Insurance for Renters
Save up to 10% on your first year’s premium when you quote and buy a new contents for renters insurance 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 cost 6
Getting the right cover for your contents while you live in somebody else's property is easy with COTA 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 fire7 or storm7? Or in the event of theft or burglary? COTA Contents Insurance can help you insure your belongings from loss or damage caused by insured events such as fire7, theft and storm7.
Cover for your belongings from damage caused by fire7, theft and storm7.
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 standard terms, conditions, limits and exclusions that apply please read the Home 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.
Features and Benefits
|Cover when you’re moving house
|COTA 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).
|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, COTA Contents Insurance will 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. This benefit applies up to a maximum of 12 months.
|COTA Contents Insurance will pay up to 10% of the contents sum insured for the 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, COTA Insurance 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
|COTA Contents Insurance will 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
|COTA Insurance will cover you up to your contents sum insured for loss or damage caused by storm7, cyclone7, rainwater and run-off (provided run-off is not combined with flood waters). For cyclones, floods, grassfires and bushfires a 72 hour exclusion period applies7.
|Cover for storm damage
|Covers loss or damage by storm7, cyclone7, rain water, runoff (provided run-off is not combined with flood waters) and, if caused by and occurs within the first 72 hours following a storm, COTA Insurance provides cover for loss or damage caused by soil movement, landslide, mudslide or subsidence.
|COTA 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 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
|COTA 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.
Apply to add any of these optional covers for an additional premium and greater cover.
|The accidental damage cover option helps insure you in the event of accidental unexpected mishaps that are caused unintentionally – giving you greater coverage for your home contents.
|Optional cover to insure 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 applies7.
|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.
What does Contents Insurance cover?
Contents – what’s covered?
Contents insurance insures the belongings you have at the insured address from your furniture, carpet and appliances and even your BBQ.
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.
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, Allianz 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 the calculator. It works as guides to help you estimate the replacement value of your home contents.
Need to make a Claim?
When you need to make a claim, Allianz are there for you with 24/7 online claims lodgement, or you can call the claim line on
1300 651 777 to commence the claims process over the phone.
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 relevant Home Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) any applicable supplementary PDS and Home Contents Key Fact Sheet/s also available for reference.
What do I do if I need to make a contents insurance claim?
Do what you reasonably can to prevent any 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 651 777 and advise the Claims Consultant of what has happened: the Claims Consultant will help you through the contents 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 1300 1300 50 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 Accidental Damage cover option?
This optional cover provides even more cover – 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. 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 COTA Insurance on 1300 1300 50. 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.
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