Bush Fires in New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia: How Does It Affect You?

Are you wondering how the New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia bush fires will affect you? If so, read on.

High temperatures and strong winds have contributed to catastrophic fire conditions across NSW, QLD and SA, with warnings being issues in areas across both states.

The situation is projected the become more hazardous as temperatures remain high.

The NSW and QLD fires are considered a known event as of 12:00am (AEST) on 11th November 2019.

The SA fires are considered a known event as of 12:00am (AEST) on 20th December 2019.

See the relevant heading based on where you are travelling.

 

Are You Still Covered For Claims Related To The Bush Fires In New South Wales And Queensland? 

  • If you bought your policy before 12:00am (AEST) on 11th November 2019, you will be covered for any claims that are related to the bush fires, as long as you bought the natural disaster cover add-on.
  • If you bought your policy after 12:00am (AEST) on 11th November 2019, you will likely not be covered for any claims that are related to the bush fires, even if you bought the natural disaster cover add-on. However, we will assess your situation considering all aspects of the case.
  • You will not be covered for any claims related to the bush fires if you did not buy the natural disaster cover add-on, regardless of when you bought your policy.
 

Are You Still Covered For Claims Related To The Bush Fires In South Australia? 

  • If you bought your policy before 12:00am (AEST) on 20th December 2019, you will be covered for any claims that are related to the bush fires, as long as you bought the natural disaster cover add-on.
  • If you bought your policy after 12:00am (AEST) on 20th December 2019, you will likely not be covered for any claims that are related to the bush fires, even if you bought the natural disaster cover add-on. However, we will assess your situation considering all aspects of the case.
  • You will not be covered for any claims related to the bush fires if you did not buy the natural disaster cover add-on, regardless of when you bought your policy.