As we head into a season of potentially destructive weather, it’s important to make sure that you’re protecting your property and valuable possessions. We’ve got some simple tips to help you prepare for storms, cyclones, flooding and bushfires.
1. Prepare your home and belongings
Make sure you are as prepared as possible. Regular maintenance throughout the year can save you time and reduce your chance of damage or loss. Always ensure that your preparations on property boundary adhere to the local council bi-laws. Click on the icons below for specific tips.
2. Make sure you’ve got an emergency kit
Your kit should include essential items to equip you for an emergency:
- First aid kit
- Batteries, spare batteries and a torch
- Battery operated radio to listen to emergency updates
- Non-perishable food items to last a few days
- Bottled water to last a few days
- Food and water for your pets
- Any essential medications
- A mobile phone and charger
- Basic toiletries
- Warm clothes, pillows and blankets
- Important documents and copies of documents in a sealed bag
- An emergency evacuation plan and copies of important numbers.
3. Listen to updates
- Make sure you tune in to your local radio for emergency updates and broadcasts
- Stay to up-to-date online with any emergency alerts
- Follow the instructions of your local emergency services.
4. Make note of important telephone numbers
- In an emergency call 000 for Police, Ambulance or Fire Brigade.
- Call The State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500 if you require assistance.
- Ensure that you keep a copy of the contact number for your local council
- To report a lost or found animal, call the RSPCA on 1300 363 736 or for injured native animals, call 1300 a n i m a l (1300 264 625)
- Click here for information on how to make a claim if you’ve got insurance cover with us.
5. Know your insurance policy
Always read your Policy Disclosure Statement (PDS) and Certificate of Insurance. These documents will tell you what events and damage you are covered for, your insured amounts, any limits, conditions and excesses that apply.
If you experience damage to an item or object, we recommend taking photographs of the damage to assist us in processing your claim.
More wild weather preparation information can be found on your local State Emergency Service website.
Despite the risk of wild weather every summer in Australia, many householders do not have any building and contents insurance, and many others do not have sufficient cover to rebuild their home or replace the contents.
Make sure your home, car and valuable possessions are protected with us this summer against Australia’s wild weather.
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