Home & Contents Insurance

Protecting your home and possessions

Geelong Bank is committed to providing you with the best cover and service to help protect your most treasured items through to the everyday essentials through our trusted insurance partner, QBE.

Home Cover is QBE’s building, contents and valuables insurance that can protect against any or all of the following:

  • Major catastrophes – including fire, lightning, storm or flood damage. You can choose cover to protect your contents, as well as the real cost of rebuilding or repairing your home to the quality and size it is now.
  • Valuable contents when away from your home – such as music players, jewellery, digital cameras and sunglasses.

With Home Cover, you’ll have peace of mind that if, through specific events, your property is damaged, destroyed or stolen, it can be repaired or replaced - usually on a “new-for-old” basis, regardless of the item's age.

A selection of benefits

Benefits

Cover

New for old replacement on most items Yes
Legal liability $30 Million

 

 Additional benefits

Cover 

Building safeguard benefit Yes 
Burning out of electrical motors (fusion)  Yes 
Environmental upgrade  Yes 
Accommodation costs* Yes
Spoiled food from power failure  Yes 
Essential temporary repairs  Yes 
Loss of credit cards Yes 
Contents in storage  Yes 
Cost of replacing locks if your house keys are stolen  Yes
Cover when you move sites 30 days
Contents temporarily removed from your home 25% of sum insured, max $3,000
Legal defence costs $2,500
Taxation audit $2,500
Identity theft $5,000
Replacement of documentation $1,000
Documents $1,000

 

Optional benefits 

Cover 

Domestic workers compensation Optional extra** 
Extended cover for contents in storage  Optional extra**

* Should you be unable to live in the home as a result of damage caused by a defined event

** Available in ACT, TAS & WA only for an additional cost

Ways to save

QBE has made it possible for you to enjoy a range of discounts on your premium:

  • Security discounts

The more secure your property is – through deadlocks, window locks, and either local or monitored alarms – the less you may have to pay.

  • Household no claim bonus

Continue to earn a no claim bonus discount, up to our maximum level, the longer you go without making a claim.

  • A choice of excess

An excess is the amount you’ll need to pay if you make a claim. You can tailor your premium by choosing an excess of: $100, $250, $500, $750, $1,000, $10,000 or nil excess.

  • Retirees discount

If you’re retired and no longer working more than 20 hours a week, your premium will reflect the lower-risk nature of your circumstances.

  • Over 50's discount

If anyone named on your policy is over 50 and no longer working full time, you can enjoy an additional discount. 

  • Multi-policy discount is available on your first policy after renewal and is only available for Home, Landlords and Motor Vehicle policies that are purchased on referral from Geelong Bank.

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