Bushfire country

Thanks to its hot and dry climate, Australia is no stranger to this natural phenomenon. During the summer months, raging bushfires claim thousands of properties all over the country, destroying the homes and belongings of countless families.

If your house was damaged beyond repair by a bushfire, could you afford to rebuild it from the ground up? Fire danger levels are rising every year in Australia thanks to global warming, so having a home and contents insurance policy that offers bushfire cover is becoming increasingly vital.

Take fire insurance

It’s true that certain states are more likely to experience bushfires than other areas. No matter where you live in Australia, however, it’s always better to be safe than sorry because most fire claims are started in the kitchen. Not having the right kind of cover, or being underinsured in the event of a fire could leave you in a financially vulnerable position, so it’s very important to research all your options for fire insurance and to nominate the correct sum insured for your home and possessions.

At comparethemarket.com.au, it’s a simple matter to compare policies from a variety of Australian home and contents insurance providers. 

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