Portable contents insurance

Average customer rating: 4.3/5
Written by Kenneth Young
Reviewed by Adrian Taylor
Updated 12 July 2024

Expert tips for adding portable contents cover

Our home and contents insurance expert, Adrian Taylor, has some helpful tips for insuring your belongings.

Adrian Taylor
Executive General Manager – General Insurance

Check your cover

Ensure you read the PDS for what’s included and what isn’t covered by your policy. Inclusions, exclusions, types of cover and limits can vary across insurers, so it’s doubly important to understand your home and contents policy and know what you’re covered for.

Be honest with your insurance provider

To avoid disappointment, make sure you’re honest in the information you provide to your insurer and let them know of any change in your circumstances. Otherwise, you might find future claims rejected.

Switch and save on your insurance today

You don’t have to wait for your renewal to save money – you can cancel your existing policies at any time and switch insurers. Just be aware of any cancellation fees that may apply. If you’ve paid your premium in full, your insurer may provide you a pro-rata refund for the remaining period of your cover.

Inclusions and exclusions

What is portable contents cover and what does it cover?

What’s excluded from portable contents cover?

Items insured by portable contents cover

Unspecified cover

Specified cover

The value of portable contents cover

Is portable contents cover worth it?

How much does portable contents cover cost?

Meet our home and contents insurance expert, Adrian Taylor

Adrian Taylor
Executive General Manager – General Insurance

As the Executive General Manager of General Insurance at Compare the Market, Adrian Taylor works to make it easier for homeowners, renters and landlords to protect their home and contents. He believes it’s important for all residents (whether they rent, own or lease) to have adequate financial cover for their property and belongings in case the worse should happen.