Important information on terms, conditions and sub-limits
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Theft or burglary
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Flood
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Storm
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Mozo editorial review QBE Building Insurance

Last updated: 17 February 2021.

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What's hot
  • Cover for emergency temporary repairs
  • Lifetime guarantee on authorised repairs
  • Option to add cover for accidental damage
What's not
  • Costs extra to pay in instalments
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Need insurance for your home sweet home? You might want to check out QBE’s Home Building Insurance. With this insurance plan your home will be covered for events such as fire, storms, theft and flooding. There’s even a 30% Buildings Sum Insured Safeguard available for eligible customers. So, if it turns out that your home is underinsured, QBE may agree to pay out 30% more than the sum on your policy.

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Key features

QBE’s standard Home Building Insurance provides protection for your property against events including fire, storms, theft, flooding and water damage. You’ll also be covered for temporary accommodation costs up to two years, if your home is unliveable. For this QBE will pay either the accommodation costs (up to 12 months) or 10% of the building’s sum insured, whichever works out less.

Some other features worth noting include the option to make environmental upgrades if your home is deemed a total loss and QBE agrees to rebuild it. For this, QBE will cover up to $2,500 worth of costs to install an eco-friendly system such as a rainwater tank, solar power or a grey water recycling system.

With this policy, QBE will also pay up to $500 towards the cost that you may have to pay for emergency services to protect your home from an insured event. QBE will also cover up to $2,000 of mortgage discharge costs (again, if your home is completely destroyed) and up to $2,500 to rekey or replace your locks if your keys are stolen in Australia.

You can add accidental damage cover to your insurance plan, if you want to increase your level of cover. Although it should be noted that this will increase the cost of your premium. Plus, while we’re on the subject of flexibility, you can pay your premium in instalments, although this may cost you extra.

When it comes to how much you will have to pay come claim time, there are five types of excess that apply with this policy. These are the basic excess, an imposed excess, a renovation, alteration, addition or repair excess, an unoccupied property excess for an agreed period and lastly an unoccupied property excess. This last one ranges from $1,500 for 91 to 365 days to $4,500 for 365 days plus.

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Who is it good for

QBE’s Building Insurance would be suitable for a homeowner, looking for a standard level of cover to protect their property.

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Any catches

If you want to pay in instalments rather than annually, this will cost you more overall. On top of this, if you plan on leaving your home unoccupied for longer than three months, you could be hit with a higher excess, should anything happen.

Details

Rates and fees information correct as at 25 June 2021. Mozo has robust processes to ensure our site is updated to reflect the latest information from providers. There may be the odd occasion where updates are delayed, so please confirm information before purchasing.
Buildings
  • Yes

  • Up to $2,000

  • Yes, pathways.

  • Yes

Events
  • Optional Extra

  • Yes

  • Yes

  • Yes

  • Yes

  • Yes

  • Yes

  • No

  • Optional Extra

  • Yes

  • Yes

  • Yes

  • Yes

  • Yes

  • Yes

  • Yes

Policy and service features
  • 90

  • Optional Extra - Up to 30% of sum insured

  • Yes

  • $0

  • true

  • no

  • 10% online discount, Over 50, retirees, no claim bonus, security systems.

  • Yes

  • Up to $30,000,000

  • none

  • none

Other cover
  • Yes

  • Up to $2,500

  • Up to 24 months, up to 20% of sum insured combined with temporary accommodation for pets

  • Up to 24 months, up to 20% of sum insured combined with temporary accommodation

  • Yes, combined with building costs

  • Yes, combined with building costs

  • Yes

*Terms, conditions, exclusions, limits and sub-limits may apply to any of the insurance products shown on the Mozo website. These terms, conditions, exclusions, limits and sub-limits could affect the level of benefits and cover available under any of the insurance products shown on the Mozo website. Please refer to the relevant Product Disclosure Statement on the provider's website for further information before making any decisions about an insurance product.

Any information provided on this page should be considered a summary and general advice only. All information should be verified before purchase via the relevant Product Disclosure Statement (PDS).

Customer Reviews

How are QBE home insurance rated by the Mozo community?

Overall
7.4/10
Value for money
7.1/10
Policy coverage
7.6/10
Customer service
7.3/10
Claims handling
7.2/10
Trust
7.4/10

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