Declared Catastrophe's in 2017

Tropcial Cyclone Debbie

Tropical Cyclone Debbie

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.

Worst affected regions

Whitsunday, Qld


Lismore, NSW


Mackay, Qld


Claim statistics

as at July 12, 2018

Total Insured Loss: $93.4 Million

March Fires (NSW/VIC)

March Fires in NSW/VIC

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.

On 19 March, the ICA declared a catastrophe for the fires in NSW and VIC. Disaster recovery specialists were deployed to the affected regions to manage the insurance recovery, liaise with government and assist the community.


Claim statistics

as at May 16, 2018

Total Insured Loss: $82.5 million

Nth Qld Inundation

North Qld Inundation

The Insurance Council declared a catastrophe for areas of North Queensland affected by heavy rainfall and flooding between March 5 and March 12, 2018.  The worst affected regions were Ingham, Cordelia and Innisfail.

Only a relatively low number of properties experienced overfloor flooding. Approximately 525 claims were lodged throughout the region.