Buildings Insurance

Protect your home buildings from unexpected events such as fire, theft, and storm.

With Allianz Building Insurance through Nexus Mutual you can be covered if an unexpected event, such as a fire, theft or storm damages or destroys your most important asset, your home.

Features and benefits

The better you understand your policy, the easier it will be if you ever have to claim.

Here is a limited summary of the benefits of a building insurance policy. For full details of the terms, conditions, limits and exclusions that apply please read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS)any applicable supplementary PDS and the Key Fact Sheets (KFS) before making a decision to purchase the insurance.

Select the cover to suit your needs.

Effective 18 November 2019

Key Features Details
Rebuilding and professional fees Rebuilding & professional fees If you need to rebuild your home after total loss or damage, Allianz will help pay the reasonable costs of architects, engineers, surveyors and solicitors up to $5,000.
Cover for the unexpected Cover for the unexpected Allianz offers protection for out of the ordinary but devastating events such as fire, storm and burglary.
Storm damage cover Cover for storm damage Rest easy, within the first 72 hours following a storm, Allianz have got you covered for loss or damage caused by soil movement, landslide, mudslide or subsidence caused by a storm.
Environmentally friendly Making your buildings environmentally friendly If your buildings are totally destroyed and need to be rebuilt, in addition to your buildings sum insured, Allianz will pay up to $5,000 to help you make the new buildings more environmentally friendly.
Pets Alternative accommodation for you and your pets If your Building is damaged by an insured event during the period of insurance to such an extent that you can’t live in your home buildings, Allianz pay the additional costs for temporary accommodation for you up to 10% of the building sum insured and up to $500 for temporary accommodation for your pets in a commercial boarding establishment.
Replacement locks Replacement locks Allianz will cover the cost, up to $1,000, to replace the locks or cylinders of any external door or window following an actual or attempted theft or burglary if the key is stolen or you believe the key has been copied
Vandalism Vandalism or malicious damage You are covered for loss or damage caused by vandalism or a malicious act
Debris removal Debris removal In addition to your buildings sum insured, Allianz will pay up to 10% of your building and/or contents sum insured for the removal of debris from the damaged or destroyed part of the buildings
24/7 24/7 emergency claims assistance When you need to make a claim Allianz are there for you with a 24 hour claims line, helping you get back on track again as soon as possible

Optional covers

Add any of these optional covers for an additional premium and greater cover.

Optional cover features Details
Accidental damage Accidental damage The accidental damage cover option helps protect you in the event of accidental unexpected mishaps that are caused unintentionally – giving you greater coverage for your home building.
Motor burnout Motor burnout The Motor burnout option covers you if an electrical current damages your household electrical motors.
Flood cover Flood cover Flood cover may be available as an optional cover to your buildings. A 72 hour exclusion period applies.
Domestic workers help Domestic workers’ compensation cover Cover for a domestic worker (e.g. gardener or cleaner), if they are injured while working for you at the insured address. Only available in ACT, WA and TAS.

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What does Buildings Insurance cover?

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    Buildings insurance is designed to protect the physical structures and fixtures that make up your home buildings: from the house itself, to your garage, fences and paved driveways – even built-in appliances like hot water systems, air-conditioners and more.

Home Building Calculator

It’s up to you to decide the sums insured, and the type and level of cover that you want to take out. People generally want enough insurance to cover the property’s estimated replacement value. If you don’t have enough cover, you could end up having to cover some of the costs yourself. Remember, Allianz will only pay up to the amount of your loss or the sum insured, whichever is the lesser - so you should also be careful not to over insure. That's why we've provided the calculator. It works as a guide to help you estimate the replacement value of your home building.

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Policy Documents and Key Fact Sheets

We do not provide advice based on any consideration of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Terms, conditions, limits and exclusions apply. Before making a decision please refer to the relevant Home Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) any applicable supplementary PDS and Home Buildings key fact sheet/s also available for reference.

Important note: If you purchased home or landlord insurance before 18 November 2019, please refer to the relevant Vital Home Insurance, Classic Home Insurance, Prestige Home Insurance or Landlord Insurance Product Disclosure Statements, any applicable supplementary PDS and Buildings or Contents Key Fact Sheet/s.

Frequently asked questions

What do I do if I need to make a buildings insurance claim?

Take all reasonable precautions to prevent further loss, damage or liability. Contact the police immediately to report any malicious damage, theft, attempted theft, burglary or loss of insured property. Contact the Claims Call Centre on 13 10 13  and advise the Claims Consultant of what has happened: the Claims Consultant will help you through the Buildings insurance claims process.

Am I covered for Flood?

Flood cover is an option on both Building and Contents in Home and Landlords policies. Please call us on 1300 65 33 28 to find out whether you are eligible for Flood cover. For full details of terms, conditions, limits and exclusions of all our home insurance cover options, please refer to the relevant Product Disclosure Statement any supplementary PDS and Home Buildings or Key Fact Sheets.

What do I do if I rent my home out to tenants?

If you’re renting your home out to tenants, cover is not available under Allianz Home and Contents Insurance through Nexus Mutual unless you also live at the insured address.  Allianz offer a product that has been specifically designed for landlords that you can consider instead.

What does it mean if I take the Accidental Damage cover option?

This optional cover provides even more protection – it covers you in the event of damage caused by accidental unexpected mishaps that are caused unintentionally not just the specified insured events.

If you have Buildings cover only and select this option, examples of the sort of mishaps you’ll be covered for include when:

  • You accidentally smash a hole in the wall when you move some furniture.
  • Your kids draw all over your walls.

I would like cover for my portable contents with my Buildings cover, what are my options?

The option to include portable contents cover under your policy may only be applied for if you have Contents cover or both Buildings and Contents cover.

Your policy schedule will show which of the optional covers apply.

How do I know if I have optional covers on my policy?

You can apply to add these options to your policy when you start or renew it (or during your period of insurance by contacting Nexus Mutual on 1300 65 33 28). If you’re not sure whether you have added these cover options, you can check your policy schedule.

How should I determine the replacement value of my buildings?

The replacement value of your buildings is not the same as the market value – you do not need to include the value of the land when calculating the buildings replacement value.

What is considered ‘unable to be lived in’?

Allianz will consider your home is unable to be lived in when it is so damaged that normal domestic activities like cooking, sanitation and personal hygiene cannot take place, and Allianz agree that you cannot live in the home.

Nexus Mutual is a division of Beyond Bank Australia Ltd ABN 15 087 651 143 AFSL/Australian Credit Licence 237 856 and arranges this insurance as agent for the insurer Allianz Australia Insurance Limited ABN 15 000 122 850 AFSL No 234708. We do not provide any advice based on any consideration of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Policy terms, conditions, limits and exclusions apply. Before making a decision, please consider the relevant Product Disclosure Statement available from www.beyondbank.com.au/disclosures. If you purchase this insurance, we will receive a commission that is a percentage of the premium. Ask us for more details before we provide you with services.