Cover Types

Contents Cover

Cover your belongings in the home you rent from loss or damage caused by fire, flood, theft, motor burnout and more.3 Automatic cover is also provided for your jewellery and watches within your home, for up to 25% of your contents sum insured.

Optional covers 

For an additional premium increase your cover by adding: 

  • Portable Contents Cover 
  • Accidental damage which gives you extra protection in the event that you experience a one-off accident that causes loss or damage

A wide range of features and benefits

Everyday items

Cover for your everyday items like laptops, clothing, jewellery, furniture, sunglasses and your favourite shoes.

Up to 25% gap cover

Our home insurance can cover up to an additional 25% on top of your building and contents sum insured when it isn't enough to cover your loss.4

Contents in transit

Cover for up to 20% of your contents sum insured when moving house within Australia, if the vehicle carrying your contents is damaged or stolen in transit.

Pay monthly

No extra costs if you choose to pay your premium monthly. 

Up to $20 million legal liability

If you’re legally liable for an incident, cover includes up to $20 million for damages and legal fees (excluded under Portable Contents Cover).

What's covered?

Our Residential Home Package insurance can cover you from the following insured events:

  • Accidental glass breakage
  • Animal damage
  • Burning out of electric motors and power surge
  • Earthquake
  • Escape of liquid
  • Explosion
  • Fire3
  • Flood3
  • Legal liability
  • Lightning
  • Malicious act including vandalism
  • Riot and public disturbances
  • Storm3
  • Sudden impact
  • Theft or attempted theft

Additional benefits depending on the cover you take under the Residential Home Package:

Additional benefits
Contents cover
Contents in transit
Damage by emergency services 
Demolition and debris removal costs
Domestic pet cover 
Emergency work and temporary repairs  
Matching benefit  
Moving within Australia
Storage fees 
Temporary removal of your contents 
Visitors’ property 

Optional Covers - We also have optional covers available at an additional premium. 

Optional covers
Contents cover
Accidental damage  
Domestic Workers’ Compensation Cover   
Portable Contents Cover

For full details on how you’re covered, read the Home Insurance Product Disclosure Statement (PDS)

Take a look

Before you start

1. Choose the cover that’s right for you

Whether you're an owner, investor or renter, decide which cover is right for you and know what you want to cover. 

2. Calculate how much cover you need

Use our calculators below to help estimate the replacement value of your building and/or contents – it could be more than you think. 

Buildings calculator

Contents calculator

3. Know the details

You’ll need to know the age of your home and what your walls and roof are made out of. You may be able to find these details on your house plans, current Certificate of Insurance or purchase contract.  If not, your real estate agent or local council should be able to help.

4. Get a quick quote

Complete a quick and easy quote online.

Alternatively, call us on 13 2423 8am–8pm, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm, Sat (Sydney/Melbourne time) or visit your local branch.

Get a quote

Make a claim

Get instant confirmation when you make a claim online. We’ll contact you via email by the next business day to advise next steps and if any further information is required to assess your claim.

Alternatively, call us on 13 2423.

How to make a claim


Natural disasters

Find out how you can plan for and prepare your home and family for a bushfireflood or storm

If a natural disaster strikes, we activate an Emergency Assistance Package for CommBank and CommInsure customers.

Documents & forms

Find a list of important documents and forms for your home insurance policy.

Things you should know

1 Canstar award for Outstanding Value Home and Contents Insurance in Australia 12 years in a row 2008-2019. Visit Canstar’s Home & Contents Insurance Star Ratings report for details of CommInsure’s awards. 

2 If you purchase combined Residential Building and Contents Cover, a discount of up to 15% will be applied to your basic premium. If you purchase combined Investment Building and Contents Cover, a discount of up to 10% will be applied to your basic premium.

This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount (other than those listed in the relevant Product Disclosure Statement or any Supplementary Product Disclosure Statement) or in conjunction with any other promotional offer, unless we have advised in the promotional offer that this discount will apply. We may remove or change this discount effective from the renewal date. This discount cannot be backdated. Minimum premiums may come into force and reduce the extent to which discounts are applied.

No discounts apply to Portable Contents Cover when taken as a standalone policy.

3 Cover for damage caused by storm, bushfire or flood is excluded for the first 48 hours of the policy (exceptions apply). Policy limits and other exclusions apply.

4 Gap Cover does not apply to Portable Contents Cover, Domestic Workers’ Compensation Cover, Items with a maximum claim limit and Legal Liability.

Home Insurance is provided by Commonwealth Insurance Limited ABN 96 067 524 216 AFSL 235030 (CIL). CommInsure is a registered business name of CIL. CIL is a wholly owned non-guaranteed subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124 (The Bank). The Bank does not guarantee the obligations or performance of CIL or the products it offers.  This information is provided by CIL and where we refer to ‘we’ and ‘our’, we mean CIL.

This information has been prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs.  You should, before acting on this, consider the appropriateness of the product to your circumstances. A Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) is available at all Commonwealth Bank branches, by downloading them from or by calling 13 2423 and should be considered before making any decisions about this product. You should also read the Premium, Excess and Discount Guide (PEDG), Key Facts Sheets (KFS) and Financial Services Guide (FSG) by clicking on the links, or by calling us on 13 2423 for a paper copy.

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