FNQ Monsoon Event

Over the last week of January 2019 and the first week of February, torrential rainfalls over far North Queensland caused widespread flooding. The Insurance Council of Australia declared a catastrophe event on February 2 and commenced coordinating industry activity to assist in the recovery. The insurance industry’s declaration covers damage that occurred between 24/1/19 and 10/2/19 in 79 postcodes.

Current Loss: $606 Million

as at 16 February 2019


Sydney Hail storm

On the evening of 20 December 2018, a series of severe storms brought significant hail to the greater Sydney region. The worst impacted suburb was Berowra, although most metro local government areas were impacted to some degree. Majority of claims are for motor vehicle damage, however significant property damage has also been experienced.

Total Loss: $926 Million

as at 31 January 2019


Tasmanian Storms
May 10, 2018

On the night of May 10, 2018, heavy rainfall brought significant water inundation and flooding to the Hobart region. Parts of the region experienced in excess of 130mm of rainfall in 24 hours.

Total Loss: $99.6 Million


NSW/VIC Bushfires
March 18, 2018

On March 18, 2018 a bushfire began near Reedy Swamp and rapidly moved East towards Tathra, NSW. By late afternoon, the fire had begun directly impacting homes on the Western fringe of the town.  In total, 69 homes and 30 caravans were destroyed. A further 39 homes were damaged.

Over the same weekend, several fires affected properties in Victoria.  The worst affected communities were those of Terang, Warrnambool and surrounds.

Total Loss: $82.5 Million


Cyclone Debbie
March 28 2017

Cyclone Debbie struck the Queensland coast near Airlie Beach on Tuesday March 28, 2017, at noon as a Category 4 Severe Tropical Cyclone.

Over the next seven days, storm and flood damage from the cyclone Debbie system continued along the east coast with storm-related damage occurring as far south as the New South Wales/Victorian border.

Total Loss: $1.77 Billion