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Severe weather preparation

When severe weather hits Australia, hazardous conditions such as hail, storms, flash floods, thunder and lightning can happen. Protect yourself with this severe weather preparation checklist and help safeguard your family.

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Bushfire preparation

Bush fires in Australia are a fact of life. Being prepared for a bushfire can go a long way to protecting you and your property.

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Storm preparation

A storm can hit at any time, are you prepared? Getting prepared in advance could make all the difference to how you cope before and after a storm.

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Flood preparation

Floods are a fact of life in Australia, and heavy rain can cause flash-flooding practically anywhere. Use this checklist to prepare yourself and those around you.

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Cyclone preparation checklist

Australia has experienced many devastating cyclones over the years, with destructive winds causing extensive property damage. Being prepared well in advance can go a long way to help protect your home during a tropical cyclone.

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During an emergency

It’s essential that everyone knows what to do in an emergencies such as bushfires, storms, flash floods and lightening.

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After an emergency

Living in Australia means we face natural disasters and weather hazards throughout the year. Knowing what to do after an emergency will go a long way to helping get you back on track as soon as possible.

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Home safety checklist

Your home should be your sanctuary. Unfortunately, hazards can sneak in. These home safety tips can help safeguard your family, home and belongings all year-round.

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Emergency kit checklist

Typically over the summer months in Australia, natural disasters such as bushfires, floods, cyclones or storms can occur. Whether you are going to stay in your home or evacuate to a safer area, it’s essential that every home has an emergency kit. You’ll need some basic things to get you by without electricity or water for up to 72 hours.

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Important information

Cover is subject to your application for insurance being accepted.

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Product Disclosure Statements (PDS)

Home and Contents Insurance Product Disclosure Statement and Supplementary Product Disclosure Statement (PDF 494KB)  (applicable to policies issued or renewed on or after 1 July 2019)

Home and Contents Insurance Product Disclosure Statement and Supplementary Product Disclosure Statement (PDF 424KB) (applicable to policies initially issued in the period between 30 June 2018 and 30 June 2019; or renewed in the period between 30 July 2018 and 30 June 2019)

Home and Contents Insurance is issued by Westpac General Insurance Limited ABN 99 003 719 319 (except workers compensation cover where applicable).  BankSA  – a Division of Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 (the Bank) distributes the insurance, but does not guarantee the insurance.  

This information does not take your personal objectives, circumstances or needs into account. Read the relevant PDS(s) to see if this insurance is right for you.

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