Landlord Insurance

Keep your investment property and contents covered
Find out about our Landlord Buildings cover and insuring the contents of your investment property
Landlord insurance is designed to cover the cost of replacement or repair needed when certain events occur that damage your residential investment property. It can also cover any contents you provide for your tenant’s use that could leave you out of pocket.
Has your property or its contents been damaged? Making a claim with us is quick and simple. Find out what’s involved and what you’ll need to make a claim.
Find out what is and isn’t covered under our Landlord Insurance, as well as some optional covers you could be eligible to add to your policy.

Covers your damaged or destroyed building, garage, fences, fixed domestic appliances and more.
  • Legal liability cover
  • Up to $10m legal liability cover. Covers you financially if you’re liable to pay compensation for death, injuries and illnesses to other people and/or damage to their property that occurred at your investment property caused by an accident (or series of accidents).
  • Rental costs after an insured event
  • Covers the equivalent weekly rent if your tenants can’t live in your investment property for at least seven days due to damage caused by an insured event. We’ll pay for your loss of rent on the insured property for the time necessary to reinstate your building, or for which access to the building is denied, or up to a maximum of 12 months, whichever period of time is lesser.

    Applicable only when you have building cover, or if the building is part of a strata title development and you have contents cover.

  • Rebuilding costs
  • If your insured property has been damaged or destroyed by an insured event, and we have agreed to pay your claim, we'll help pay the reasonable costs of:
  • Demolition and removal of your building’s debris;
  • Professional fees for architects, engineers, surveyors and solicitors and;
  • Costs of complying with any requirements of any statutory authority
  • We’ll pay up to 10% of the building sum insured. We’ll first pay up to the balance of any buildings sum insured remaining after payment of your claim for loss or damage to your buildings, and any such payment won’t be taken into account in calculating the above maximum amount.

  • Landlord contents cover

    Automatic inclusion of landlord’s contents cover when you take out a standalone Landlord Building Insurance policy. We’ll pay the lesser of $10,000 or up to the remainder of the sum insured after payment of buildings claim. See PDS for landlord contents covered.

  • Replacement of locks

    If your keys for any external door or window are stolen, or there are reasonable grounds to believe that the key has been copied, we’ll pay up to a maximum of $500 per claim to replace your locks or cylinders.
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Covers your damaged contents kept at your investment property for the use of your tenant.
  • Legal liability cover
  • Up to $10m legal liability cover. Covers you financially if you’re liable as owner of the contents (and as owner of a building defined as a lot) to pay compensation for death, injuries and illnesses to other people and/or damage to their property that occurred at your investment property caused by an accident (or series of accidents).
  • Rental costs after an insured event
  • Covers the equivalent weekly rent if your tenants can’t live in your investment property for at least seven days due to damage caused by an insured event. We’ll pay for your loss of rent on the insured property for the time necessary to reinstate your building or for which access to the building is denied, or up to a maximum of 12 months, whichever period of time is lesser. 

    Applicable only when you have building cover or if the building is part of a strata title development and you have contents cover.

  • Removal of debris
  • If your contents are destroyed by an insured event, and we have agreed to accept your claim, we’ll pay the reasonable costs of removing your contents debris from your investment property.

    We’ll pay up to 10% of the contents sum insured. We’ll first pay up to the balance of any contents sum insured remaining after payment of your claim for loss or damage to your contents, and any such payment won’t be taken into account in calculating the above maximum amount.

  • Contents in the open air

    An excess-free benefit which contributes up to $1,000 for contents in the open air at your insured address that have been lost or damaged due to an insured event.

  • Replacement of locks

    If your keys for any external door or window are stolen, or there are reasonable grounds to believe that the key has been copied, we’ll pay up to a maximum of $500 per claim to replace your locks or cylinders.

  • Your unoccupied investment property
  • If your investment property is unoccupied for any period in excess of 60 consecutive days, we won’t pay for loss or damage for certain insured events, unless otherwise agreed in writing.

  • Loss of rental income when no contract’s in place for a tenant
  • If you're claiming for loss of rental income after an insured event, you're not covered if you didn’t have a contract in place for your investment property to be tenanted within the 30 days immediately following the date of the loss or damage or your buildings have not been tenanted for more than 60 consecutive days immediately before the date of the loss or damage.

  • What your tenant is legally liable for
  • Anything your tenant is legally liable for under the terms of a lease, rental or similar agreement.

  • Certain loss or damage
  • Loss or damage arising out of depreciation, gradual deterioration or wear and tear.

  • Pre-existing damage to your investment property
  • Loss or damage caused through inherent defects, faulty design, structural defects or poor workmanship.

  • Loss or damage caused by flood
  • Unless your schedule shows that you have added the flood cover option to your policy.

  • Flood
  • Covers you for loss or damage to your investment property and contents caused by flood and certain flood-related events. Optional Flood cover may not be available in some areas.
  • Landlord Workers Compensation4
  • Where you employ a person to do work around your rental property, we’ll pay the amount you’re liable to pay if they’re injured while working for you. Only available in ACT, WA, and TAS. 
  • Rent Default & Theft by Tenant Cover
  • Covers up to $10k in total for lost rent during the period of insurance caused by listed rent default events. We’ll also pay for loss or damage to your investment property as a result of theft by your tenant or their invitees. Plus, we’ll pay for up to $3,000 of reasonable legal expenses to minimise a claim resulting from these insured events, where we’ve agreed in writing. 

This is a summary only of some of the features and benefits available on Allianz Landlord Insurance, as well as some of the exclusions. Before deciding on a policy, carefully consider the relevant Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and Supplementary PDS (where applicable) which set out the standard terms, conditions, limits and exclusions.
Whether you’re after Landlord Building cover, Landlord Contents cover, or a combined Landlord Building and Contents cover, get a quick and simple quote now. 
Covers the cost of rebuilding or replacing your landlord building and/or contents if you’ve experienced loss or damage caused by the following insured events^.
  • Fire or smoke
  • Theft, burglary or housebreaking
  • Storm, rainwater or run off (not including flood which subject to eligibility may be available under the optional Flood cover)
  • Lightning or thunderbolt
  • Water or other liquid damage
  • Impact damage
  • Earthquake
  • Accidental breakage of glass
  • Malicious acts
  • Explosion
  • Riots or civil commotion
  • Tsunami

^For a full list of events covered by Allianz Landlord Insurance, see the relevant PDS.

When you take out Landlord Building and/or Contents Insurance, it’s important the amount you’re insured for accurately reflects the cost to rebuild your landlord building and/or replace your contents.

This is because you might have to pay the difference out of your own pocket if you’re insured for less than the replacement value of your landlord building and/or contents.

When you take out a new policy, we calculate your No Claim Bonus1,2 based on your Landlord Insurance claims history from the last three years.
Pay month-to-month or in one annual payment – the choice is yours. An 11% service fee applies to monthly payments.
Your proof of insurance – Certificate of Currency (COC) – will be emailed instantly after you purchase your policy.
Make a claim online 24/7 or call 13 10 13 weekdays 8am to 6.30pm AEST or Sat 8am to 5pm AEST.

The cost of your insurance is called a ‘premium’. Your premium will depend on a number of factors and can change each year when you renew your policy. Your premium for each period of insurance will be shown on your policy schedule.

There are a number of factors that determine how your Landlord Insurance premium is calculated, including:

  • Your risk profile. We work this out using a number of factors such as:
    • Where your investment property is located
    • The type of property you’re insuring
    • The amount and type of cover you require
    • The relevant claims history of your property
    • The likelihood of a claim being made on your policy
    • The value of the insured investment property and/or contents cover (sum insured)
  • Any discounts that may apply
  • Any compulsory government charges such as Stamp Duty and GST
  • Fire Services Levy if they apply to the State or Territory where your home is located
  • Any other charges we tell you of
  • The excess you choose3

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We‘ll pay rental costs after an insured event as part of your Landlord Insurance policy when you have buildings cover or the building is part of a strata title development and you have contents cover.

If your building is damaged by an insured event to an extent that the tenant can’t live in it, or access to use your building wasn't possible for a minimum of seven days, we’ll pay for loss of rent on the insured property for the time necessary to reinstate your building, or for which access to the building is denied, or up to a maximum of 12 months, whichever period of time is the lesser.

This benefit is automatically included.

Note that this is different to the optional Rent Default & Theft by Tenant cover which is available to be added to new Landlord Insurance policies which don’t already have this cover. If your policy is up for renewal and you’d like to add this optional cover, contact us on 13 1000.

Call us as soon as reasonably possible on  13 10 13 and advise the claims consultant of what has happened. Try to get names and addresses of any witnesses to the event which has brought about the claim. Don't make any admissions of liability and don’t attempt to settle any claim made against you.

If you do, we may reduce or refuse your claim to the extent we’re prejudiced. The claims consultant will advise you of what steps you need to take and will help you through the Landlord Insurance claim process.

Landlord Insurance covers you against financial losses associated with the damage or loss of the residential investment property you own. Landlord insurance isn’t a legal requirement, but if you have a mortgage on your property, most banks and mortgage lenders require you to purchase Landlord Buildings insurance as security to safeguard themselves against financial risk caused by unexpected damage or loss to your property.

Lenders may require you to list them as an interested party when buying insurance and may also request proof of insurance (Certificate of Currency) before the loan is finalised or for each year your mortgage is held with them.

To request a Certificate of Currency for your existing Allianz Landlord Insurance policy, call us on  13 1000 or log onto My Allianz.

If you choose to get both your investment building and the investment contents you’ve provided for your tenants’ use covered with us, you can do so with the convenience of having them on the one Landlord Insurance policy. This means you get the great benefits of our Buildings cover and Contents cover, and only have one policy number.

Additionally, if you need to make a claim for both your building and your contents due to the same insured event, you’ll only need to pay one excess. Here’s an example of how your combined Landlord Buildings and Contents policy could work:

Disaster strikes and your investment property’s building, as well as the contents inside it that you’re responsible for as a landlord, have been totally destroyed by an insured event. Where we’ve agreed to accept your claim, you’ll only need to pay one excess. 

With your building insurance, we’ll pay the cost to rebuild your building which has been completely destroyed and also pay up to $5,000 (after deduction of any government or council rebates you’re eligible for) to make your property more environmentally friendly, e.g. by installing any combination of a rainwater tank, solar power systems, hot water heat exchange system, and grey water recycling system.

We’ll also replace your contents that you’ve insured with us up to the policy limits, like your carpets, curtains, furniture, and household goods, including utensils and domestic appliances that you’ve supplied for your tenants’ use.

Our Home Insurance offers cover for your family home and contents. Landlord Insurance is designed for properties where rent is being collected and the policy holder isn't a resident of the property. For full details of the standard conditions and exclusions, refer to the relevant PDS and any supplementary PDS (where applicable).

Unless we state otherwise in the PDS, when you make a claim under the policy, you’ll need to pay an excess as a contribution towards your claim.

Charging an excess also helps to keep the cost of premiums down by reducing the number of small claims. The amount and type of excess you have to pay will be shown in your policy schedule or in your PDS.

For full details of conditions and exclusions, refer to your policy schedule or the relevant PDS and any supplementary PDS (where applicable).


To see some of the events covered and not covered by our Landlord Insurance, refer to our Key Fact Sheets (KFS).
 
  1. Up to 30% No Claim Bonus
    When you take out a new policy, we calculate your No Claim Bonus based on your Landlord Insurance claims history. To qualify for the maximum No Claim Bonus of 30%, Landlord Insurance customers must’ve had no landlord losses in the preceding three years. However, customers who’ve had claims may still qualify for a reduced No Claim Bonus.

    After each claim-free year, the No Claim Bonus applied to your renewal premium will be increased by 10% to a maximum of 30%. However, for every claim you make in a year, the No Claim Bonus applied to your renewal premium will be reduced by 10% to a minimum of 0%.

    The No Claim Bonus doesn’t apply to optional cover Flood, if selected, but is applied to Rent Default and Theft by Tenant (if selected).

  2. Minimum premiums may apply
    Any discounts may be subject to rounding and only apply to the extent that any minimum premium isn’t reached. If you’re eligible for more than one discount, we apply them in a predetermined order. This means the effect of applying any subsequent discount will be reduced. For example, the aggregate effect of applying two discounts consecutively means that you won’t see the full benefit of both these discounts.

    Discounts don’t apply to taxes or government charges. No discounts are applied to the optional cover: Landlord Workers Compensation (if available and selected).

  3. Option to change your excess
    Not available when an imposed excess applies.

  4. Optional Landlord workers compensation
    Only available in ACT, Tasmania and Western Australia. Excludes workers who are working for you in your own business, trade, or profession.
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Any advice here does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs. Terms, conditions, limits and exclusions apply. Before making a decision about this insurance, please consider the relevant Product Disclosure Statement (PDS)/Policy Wording and Supplementary PDS (if applicable). Where applicable, the PDS/Policy Wording, Supplementary PDS and Target Market Determination (TMD) for this insurance are available on this website.

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