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Home and Contents Insurance SA

Get your money’s worth for home insurance in South Australia. Compare policies and get a direct quote.

Getting home insurance in South Australia is simple. All you have to do is compare policy benefits, find a brand that will cater to your needs and get a direct quote. Get many direct quotes if you like.

Home insurance will protect you from a scorching bushfire, a flash flood that came out of nowhere or a break-in that happened when you were out of town. So make sure you're prepared.

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Name Product Finder score
Youi Building and Contents Insurance
4.5/5★★★★★
Best Rated Brand
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Portable contents (e.g dropped laptop outside of home)
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Fire
Theft
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Accidental Damage (e.g TV falls)
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Escaped water (e.g burst pipe)
Portable contents (e.g dropped laptop outside of home)
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4.5/5★★★★★
Our verdict: Finder’s 2022 Insurer of the Year for Customer Satisfaction and our Top Pick for Fire Damage cover. It’s good if you want a tailored quote over the phone.
Budget Direct Home & Contents Insurance
4.5/5★★★★★
BonusFinder Award Finalist
Storm
Fire
Theft
Flood
Accidental Damage (e.g TV falls)
Impact to home (e.g falling trees)
Escaped water (e.g burst pipe)
Portable contents (e.g dropped laptop outside of home)
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Fire
Theft
Flood
Accidental Damage (e.g TV falls)
Impact to home (e.g falling trees)
Escaped water (e.g burst pipe)
Portable contents (e.g dropped laptop outside of home)
+ more insured events and other features
4.5/5★★★★★
Our verdict: The most popular insurer on Finder, Budget Direct prioritises low-cost cover and gives you up to 30% off your first year for new combined policies purchased online. This is a big reason it won this year’s Finder Award for value.
QBE Home & Contents Insurance
3.5/5★★★★★
Green CompanyBonus
Storm
Fire
Theft
Flood
Accidental Damage (e.g TV falls)
Impact to home (e.g falling trees)
Escaped water (e.g burst pipe)
Portable contents (e.g dropped laptop outside of home)
+ more insured events and other features
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Fire
Theft
Flood
Accidental Damage (e.g TV falls)
Impact to home (e.g falling trees)
Escaped water (e.g burst pipe)
Portable contents (e.g dropped laptop outside of home)
+ more insured events and other features
3.5/5★★★★★
Our verdict: Finder's Top Pick for Floods plus cover for other common claims such as fire and theft). Its discount is better than most – 20% off your first year with a combined policy.
Honey Home & Contents Insurance
4.5/5★★★★★
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Storm
Fire
Theft
Flood
Accidental Damage (e.g TV falls)
Impact to home (e.g falling trees)
Escaped water (e.g burst pipe)
Portable contents (e.g dropped laptop outside of home)
+ more insured events and other features
Storm
Fire
Theft
Flood
Accidental Damage (e.g TV falls)
Impact to home (e.g falling trees)
Escaped water (e.g burst pipe)
Portable contents (e.g dropped laptop outside of home)
+ more insured events and other features
4.5/5★★★★★
Our verdict: Honey gives you $250 smart sensors to reduce accidents and estimates your rebuild costs for you. Honey was a finalist for the comprehensive category in this year’s Finder Awards.
Australia Post Home & Contents Insurance
3.5/5★★★★★
Finder AwardBonus
Storm
Fire
Theft
Flood
Accidental Damage (e.g TV falls)
Impact to home (e.g falling trees)
Escaped water (e.g burst pipe)
Portable contents (e.g dropped laptop outside of home)
+ more insured events and other features
Storm
Fire
Theft
Flood
Accidental Damage (e.g TV falls)
Impact to home (e.g falling trees)
Escaped water (e.g burst pipe)
Portable contents (e.g dropped laptop outside of home)
+ more insured events and other features
3.5/5★★★★★
Our verdict: Covers common claims such as fire, storms, floods and rain. It’s also very helpful if you need to rebuild following a disaster. It offers a special safeguard of up to 30%.
Kogan Home & Contents Insurance
3/5★★★★★
Bonus
Storm
Fire
Theft
Flood
Accidental Damage (e.g TV falls)
Impact to home (e.g falling trees)
Escaped water (e.g burst pipe)
Portable contents (e.g dropped laptop outside of home)
+ more insured events and other features
Storm
Fire
Theft
Flood
Accidental Damage (e.g TV falls)
Impact to home (e.g falling trees)
Escaped water (e.g burst pipe)
Portable contents (e.g dropped laptop outside of home)
+ more insured events and other features
3/5★★★★★
Our verdict: Good comprehensive cover (issued by QBE). Also, get 20% off on your first year's premium when you purchase a new combined Home & Contents insurance policy online + $10 monthly credit. T&Cs apply.
Qantas Home and Contents Insurance
4.5/5★★★★★
BonusFinder Award Finalist
Storm
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Theft
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Accidental Damage (e.g TV falls)
Impact to home (e.g falling trees)
Escaped water (e.g burst pipe)
Portable contents (e.g dropped laptop outside of home)
+ more insured events and other features
Storm
Fire
Theft
Flood
Accidental Damage (e.g TV falls)
Impact to home (e.g falling trees)
Escaped water (e.g burst pipe)
Portable contents (e.g dropped laptop outside of home)
+ more insured events and other features
4.5/5★★★★★
Our verdict: Earn up to 40K Qantas Points for joining by 2 July. Plus save 30% on your 1st year's premium for purchasing a combined policy online. T&Cs apply.
Storm
Fire
Theft
Flood
Accidental Damage (e.g TV falls)
Impact to home (e.g falling trees)
Escaped water (e.g burst pipe)
Portable contents (e.g dropped laptop outside of home)
+ more insured events and other features
Storm
Fire
Theft
Flood
Accidental Damage (e.g TV falls)
Impact to home (e.g falling trees)
Escaped water (e.g burst pipe)
Portable contents (e.g dropped laptop outside of home)
+ more insured events and other features
2.5/5★★★★★
Save up to 10% on your policy in the first year.
Westpac Home and Contents Insurance
3/5★★★★★
Storm
Fire
Theft
Flood
Accidental Damage (e.g TV falls)
Impact to home (e.g falling trees)
Escaped water (e.g burst pipe)
Portable contents (e.g dropped laptop outside of home)
+ more insured events and other features
Storm
Fire
Theft
Flood
Accidental Damage (e.g TV falls)
Impact to home (e.g falling trees)
Escaped water (e.g burst pipe)
Portable contents (e.g dropped laptop outside of home)
+ more insured events and other features
3/5★★★★★
Our verdict: Provided by Allianz, one of the biggest insurers in Australia. Cover for fire, theft, storm, cyclones and more.
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The Finder Customer Satisfaction Awards recognise Australia's favourite brands across a huge number of categories. We survey thousands of real Australians to understand how they feel about their recent product purchases, and use that information to reward the most popular brands.

Here is the 2021/2022 winner and finalist in South Australia.

Home insurance brand SA

Home insurance brand - SA: RAA Home Insurance

Finalists

Why do I need home insurance?

The following are some of the main reasons South Australians need to think about buying home insurance:

  • You've spent a lot of money. If you've spent money investing in a house, you don't want to fork out a lot more money if something goes wrong, whether that be a leaky roof or storm damage. Home insurance is an affordable alternative.
  • Bad weather. South Australia's coastline has a history of being hit by severe weather. Whether you live near the coast or in regional areas where bushfires are a risk, home insurance can protect you financially from South Australia's weather.
  • Protect your contents as well. Home insurance is not just about insuring your building, it's also about insuring your personal belongings and household items. With 15,800 incidents of attempted break-in reported to local authorities, according to the most recent figures, home insurance can protect your possessions from burglars and more.
  • Enjoy peace of mind. Once you've found the right home insurance policy, you don't have to worry about unexpected disasters leaving you in financial ruin. Policies protect you against everything from fires and storms to vandalism and burglary, leaving you free to get on with your life without worrying about the future.

Consider this when buying home and contents insurance in South Australia

It can be hard to know what to look for when buying home insurance in SA. These are the things worth considering before you buy a policy.

  • What kind of protection do you want? There are three main options: home insurance (sometimes referred to as building-only cover), contents insurance and home and contents insurance.
  • Total replacement cover or sum-insured cover? Total replacement cover will restore your home to its original condition before the event that caused the damage, while sum-insured cover reimburses you up to a specified amount limit. The latter is cheaper because it's riskier — you might have to fork out if you undervalue your home.
  • What are the main risks where you live? You'll need to decide on the important risks that you want your policy to cover. For example, bushfires can pose a significant threat to properties in rural areas of South Australia, while cover for impact damage caused by falling trees may be essential for other homeowners.

What type of home and contents insurance can I get in SA?

Home insurance

Home insurance
Also known as building-only insurance, this insurance protects the physical structure of your home.

Contents insurance

Contents insurance
This insurance protects your valuables from things like damage, theft, floods and storms.

Home and contents insurance

Home and contents insurance
This is a combination of both home insurance and contents insurance in one policy.

How much does home and contents insurance cost in SA?

For an idea of how much home and contents insurance costs for the year in South Australia, check out the price comparison in the graph below.

Keep in mind that home insurance costs in South Australia vary depending on a number of factors such as location. For instance, if you live in a flood-prone area or where theft is high, your premiums are likely to be higher.

Similarly, the construction of your home and its value will affect the cost of home insurance since specific building materials are more likely to resist damage and be cheaper to repair. Other factors include the security measures you've taken to protect it and the value of the belongings in your home.


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It's also important to be aware that stamp duty applies to South Australian home insurance premiums at a rate of 11%. Make sure you factor this cost into your calculations when working out how much cover you can afford.

What insurers are available in South Australia?

The vast majority of Australian home insurers offer their policies to homeowners Australia-wide. This means South Australian residents can access cover from any of the leading insurers found in the finder.com.au home insurance panel, including the following:

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Are there any exclusions and additional costs I should be aware of in South Australia?

Before deciding whether a policy is right for you, make sure you take a close look at the PDS and its list of general exclusions. For example, no cover will be available in the following situations:

    • If your claim is for damage from a bushfire within the first 72 hours of cover
    • If you fail to keep your home in good condition
    • If your home is being extensively renovated
    • If you leave your home unoccupied for a period of 60 days or more
    • If you fail to properly secure your home

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Gary Ross Hunter

Gary Ross Hunter is an editor at Finder, specialising in insurance. He’s been writing about life, travel, home, car, pet and health insurance for over 6 years and regularly appears as an insurance expert in publications including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian and news.com.au. Gary holds a Kaplan Tier 2 General Advice General Insurance certification which meets the requirements of ASIC Regulatory Guide 146 (RG146). See full profile

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