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Why do I need renters insurance?

Whether it’s your home theatre setup, kitchen appliances or wardrobe full of your fave outfits — we’ve all got stuff that’s important to us. Insured events like burglaries and wild weather can leave you needing urgent repair or replacement of your must-have items, which is where Contents Insurance for renters can help.

Which renters insurance do I need?

Contents Insurance can help you cover the cost of repairing or replacing your belongings — furniture, appliances, electronics and so on — if they’re lost or damaged in an insured event. Fire & Theft Contents Insurance limits your coverage to $25,000 if you suffer damage or loss caused by fire or theft.

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Helping you at every step

Does your insurer offer a dedicated Client Manager from beginning to end? AAMI Does.

  • All quotes and repairs
  • Sourcing of materials and replacement items
  • Regular communication with you throughout the process.

Customer rewards

AAMI Lucky Club

AAMI Lucky Club lets eligible customers enjoy special offers, access to event perks like priority entry, premium viewing or pre-sales, and everyday discounts on groceries, petrol and more. More about AAMI Lucky Club.

Lucky Club eligibility

Customers with the following AAMI policies are eligible for AAMI Lucky Club via My Account or the AAMI App:

  • Any Car and Vehicle policies
  • Home and/or Contents, including Landlord and Strata
  • Life
  • Income Protection
  • Health (only via My Account)
  • Travel (only via the AAMI App)

What am I covered for?

What’s covered for Renters?

Your needs and budget will determine which level of coverage, and which optional extras, you choose. Brush up on both so you can get the coverage you need.

Your Contents

Available with Contents Insurance

Your Contents

Available with Fire & Theft Only

Optional Covers

Only available with Contents Insurance

Insured Events

These are the events that you can make a claim for, if they cause loss or damage to your home or contents (or both, of course, if you have a combined policy). There are limits, conditions and exclusions which apply, so check out the policy documents to make sure you’re up to speed.

Insured Events listed above apply to AAMI Home Insurance products, excluding Fire & Theft Contents Insurance which is limited to loss or damage by Fire, Theft or Burglary. We don't insure you for bushfire, storm, storm surge, flood or tsunami for the first 72 hours of your policy. Very limited exceptions apply. Read the PDS for more detail.​

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Renters Insurance

Frequently asked questions

This content applies to new policies and renewal policies with a start date after 14 December 2020.

Available to 95% of Aussie homes

Some geographic limitations apply.

How AAMI Home Assist works

If you’ve selected AAMI Home Assist as an optional cover on your AAMI Home Insurance policy and you’ve had it for 24 hours or more:

For assistance in a home emergency - ie, a sudden and unforeseen incident at your home which requires urgent attention - call 13 22 44.

We can connect you with a plumber, electrician, locksmith or carpenter.

Tax Probe

Covers you for the professional fees incurred if your business’s financial or tax affairs are audited by an authorised authority.

Back in Business

Covers you for a reduction in your business revenue as a result of damage to your property by an insured event.

Theft

Covers you for the loss of your business contents and stock from theft, attempted theft, armed hold up or an actual/threatened assault.

Property Damage

Covers you for physical loss or damage to your property (ie. your business contents, stock or specified items at the premises) from insured events such as fire, lightning and explosion.

Public and Products Liability

Covers you for the cost of compensation if your business is responsible for personal injury or property damage.

Damage to other people and their property

Up to $20 million cover for your legal liability for an incident at your rental property connected to you owning the property.

Loss of rent

Up to 10% of the building sum insured and the longest period that can be claimed for is 52 weeks, for unit owners if their unit is damaged and their tenant can't live in it as a result of an incident covered by the policy.​

Loss of rent

The longest period we will pay for one incident is 52 weeks and the most we will pay in total is up to $25,000 if your property cannot be lived in as a result of an incident covered by the policy.

Contents damage or loss

Only those contents which are owned by the landlord but kept within the property are covered.

Third party cover

You’ll have cover, for up to $20 million, for your legal liability if a third party is injured or has their property damaged in an incident at your house.

Lifetime guarantee on building repairs

When we repair or rebuild the building, we guarantee the quality of workmanship of that work for the lifetime of the building if we:​

  • authorise;​
  • arrange; and​
  • pay the builder or repairer directly for this work.​

For full details, see the PDS.

Portable valuables

Extra cover for mobile phones, laptops, bicycles, handbags and a range of other items that you're likely to take outside your home.

Specified contents at home

If you've got a few especially valuable items, like jewellery or artworks, you can specify them on your policy to ensure they're covered up to their full value.

Temporary Accommodation

Temporary accommodation for unit owners if their unit is damaged and can’t be lived in, up to 10% of the building sum insured and the longest period that can be claimed for is 52 weeks, as a result of an incident covered by the policy.​

Temporary Accommodation

Temporary accommodation for unit owners if their unit is damaged and can’t be lived in, up to 10% of the building sum insured and the longest period that can be claimed for is 52 weeks, as a result of an incident covered by the policy.​

Temporary Accommodation

If your home is damaged and your policy offers cover for a repair or rebuild, we’ll cover accommodation costs for as long as that takes (up to 52 weeks). Our maximum payout for any one incident is 10% of the building sum insured — unless you have optional Complete Replacement Cover, in which case we’ll pay reasonable & necessary costs.

Temporary Accommodation

If your home is damaged and your policy offers cover for a repair or rebuild, we’ll cover accommodation costs for as long as that takes (up to 52 weeks). Our maximum payout for any one incident is 10% of the building sum insured — unless you have optional Complete Replacement Cover, in which case we’ll pay reasonable & necessary costs.

Eligible Policies

Eligible policies include AAMI Motor (excluding SA and ACT CTP) and Home Insurance policies purchased between 12th July 2019 and 9th September 2019.

Tenant Protection

Extra cover to protect you against the costs of unpaid rent, theft or malicious damage by your tenant and their guests.

Cover for spoiled food and medication

If an insured event causes food or medicine to spoil—for example, if a storm knocks out power to your fridge - we'll cover the cost, up to $400.

Cover for motor burnout

If the motor in one of your fixed appliances burns out and that appliance is less than 7 years old, we'll help you take care of repair or replacement.

Home Building Calculator

This calculator has some questions included that you may not find in other calculators, which will impact the estimate that is calculated.

24/7 AAMI Home Assist

Available 24 hours after adding the option to your policy.

General maintenance

AAMI Home Assist does not cover general maintenance, such as the provision or replacement of windows, doors, glass, tiles, carpets and of fittings and fixtures. Other exclusions apply - please read the Home Assist Terms & Conditions.

Preventative services

Disaster response

AAMI Home Assist is not an emergency rescue or disaster response service. Read the Home Assist Terms & Conditions to find out more.

Where an emergency situation poses a risk to your personal safety or property, or the personal safety and property of any other person, contact the appropriate emergency or rescue services.

This doesn’t cover damage caused by:

  • Wear and tear
  • The gradual deterioration of something with age
  • Deliberate acts
  • Defective workmanship

Limits and exclusions

This Optional Cover is for fixed glass only. Refer to the PDS for more information.

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