FAQS - Home and Contents Insurance
There’s a number of options available to you when you’re ready to buy your Home and Contents Insurance from Virgin Money.
If you are a new customer you can:
Get a quote and then buy securely online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can pay with either a Visa or MasterCard or pay online via Direct Debit from your Bank, Credit Union or Building Society account.
Complete a quote online then just give one of our team a call on the number provided at the end of the quote to complete the purchase of your policy. Your quote will automatically include any applicable customer discounts.
Give our team a call on 1800 887 707 to get a quote and purchase over the phone. Your quote will automatically include any applicable customer discounts. Our team is available Monday to Friday between 8.00am and 8.00pm and Saturday 8.00am to 5.00pm (Sydney Time).
If you have an existing Car, Home and/or Contents policy with us:
Give our team a call on 1800 724 678 to get a quote and purchase over the phone. Our consultants will ensure that you receive your existing customer discounts. Our team is available Monday to Friday between 8.00am and 8.00pm and Saturday 8.00am to 2.00pm (Sydney Time).
- Do it when it suits you 24/7
- No forms or pen needed... ever
- It can be up to 40% faster than doing it over the phone
Your safety is of utmost importance to us. Our VeriSign certificate confirms that our online quote and payment system enables sensitive data to be safely encrypted. Please also make sure that the computer you’re using is protected with the latest internet security system.
Please call 1800 887 707 with your Quote Reference Number and we’ll give you a hand. We’re here to help Monday to Friday 8.00am-8.00pm and Saturday 8.00am-5.00pm (Sydney Time).
Yes. If you decide to pay monthly, there’s one upfront payment followed by 11 monthly instalments.
If you choose to pay by the month, please make sure payments happen on time (or your policy may be cancelled without notice).
Call 1800 662 884 to make a Home or Contents Insurance claim. Once we’ve got you on the line you’ll be guided through our fast and friendly process, and we’ll answer any questions that crop up along the way. Our friendly claims team will do their best to ensure your claims experience is as hassle-free as can be to avoid any inconvenience to you and your family.
You can also fill in our Online Claim Notification Form (available 24/7) and we’ll call you back to confirm details and finalise your claim lodgement.
We may need to arrange for an assessor to visit you to inspect the damage and help you organise repairs or replacement of damaged items.
In case of an emergency, please call our customer service staff on 1800 069 336 for immediate support and advice.
Virgin Money believes that if your Home and Contents Insurance company has all the right information and is evaluating your risk level effectively you shouldn’t have to pay sky high prices. We give you a number of options that allow you to tailor your policy, choose whether you want to include these optional covers:
- Flood Cover
- Motor Burnout
- Accidental Damage
- Personal effects cover (only available with Contents insurance)
- Sum Insured Safeguard (only available with Home insurance)
You can also choose the excess amount you pay if you need to make a claim, this will adjust the amount of premium charged for your Home and Contents Insurance.
We also offer discounts when you purchase online. You can view the discounts available to your Home and Contents policies here.
Give our team a call on 1800 887 707 and they'll be happy to help.
The online discount applies to Virgin Home and Contents Insurance Price Saver cover only in Year 1.
Benefits, which could be important to you include:
- Choice of optional covers
- Flexible excess option - alter your premium by adjusting your excess
- Monthly payment option
- No forms to fill in ever, even if you claim
- 21 day money back guarantee if you cancel your policy and have not made a claim
Home and Contents Insurance premiums are calculated based on the level of 'risk' the insurance underwriters (Auto & General) associate with you and your home and/or contents. So simple factors that differentiate you and someone else contribute to the perception of 'risk'.
Risk is affected by the location of the home, what materials the home is constructed from, the security devices installed at the home, and how the home is occupied. For example, not all insurers treat each suburb the same. The frequency of claims is also considered carefully.
Auto & General’s underwriting allows us to offer competitive rates.
This is called non-disclosure and affects an insurer's ability to accurately assess your risk or calculate the correct premium. It can lead to a claim being paid only in part; or not paid at all and/or your policy being cancelled.
Our Home and Contents Insurance policies are underwritten by Auto & General Insurance Company Limited. Auto & General Insurance Company Limited is an Australian Insurer authorised to conduct insurance business in Australia by the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA). Auto & General Insurance Company Limited is a member of the Insurance Council of Australia and participates in the Insurance Code of Practice
Yes, we offer Flood Cover. You'll find details about the events we insure in our Product Disclosure Statement.
For an additional premium, the Motor Burnout option provides cover for loss or damage to electric motors during the period of insurance provided:
- The burnout is caused by electric current and/or power surge, and
- The motor is burnt out at the home.
For an additional premium, the Accidental Damage option provides cover for:
- Accidental loss or damage to your home caused by an accident which occurs at the insured address.
- Accidental loss or damage to your contents caused by an accident which occurs in the home at the insured address.
(only available when you have Home Insurance cover)
For an additional premium, the Sum Insured Safeguard option will extend your home sum insured up to an additional 25% if your nominated sum insured is not sufficient to replace or repair the damage to your home.
See the Product Disclosure Statement for further details.
Just like purchasing insurance over the phone, your insurance cover will begin on the date you request the cover to start.
Virgin Money has teamed up with AGS to offer you Home and Contents insurance with a range of flexible options and very competitive rates. AGS administers your policy on behalf of your insurer and is a related company of theirs. AGS holds an Australian Financial Services License and participates in the General Insurance Code of Practice.
To find out which Home and Contents cover you have, please check your Policy documents or give our Customer Care Team a call on 1800 724 678.
(Only available when you have Contents cover)
For an additional premium, the Personal Effects Cover option provides cover for accidental loss or damage during the period of insurance:
- Anywhere in Australia and New Zealand
- Anywhere in the world - for up to 30 days of your departure from Australia
Personal Effects are those personal items that belong to you that you might ordinarily take with you outside your home. See the Product Disclosure Statement for further details.
The Points earned with your Home and/or Contents Insurance will be automatically credited to your Velocity Frequent Flyer Account up to 60 days after the purchase date.
Read the full terms and conditions.
Yes. In order for Virgin Money to credit Velocity Points to your Velocity Frequent Flyer Account, you must provide us with your Velocity membership number either when applying for your Home and/or Contents Insurance or by calling us on 13 81 51. If you're not currently a Velocity Member you can join for free online. Velocity membership, Points earn and redemption are subject to Member Terms and Conditions, as amended from time to time.
To redeem your Velocity Points log in to your Velocity Frequent Flyer Account at velocityfrequentflyer.com and follow the instructions. If you need some assistance give the Velocity Membership Contact Centre a call on 13 18 75.
Exclusions and conditions apply. See the Product Disclosure Statement for full details. Not available in Northern Territory, North Queensland and Northern Western Australia.
This information is of a general nature only and does not take into account your personal financial situation, needs or objectives. As we don’t know your financial needs we can’t advise if this insurance will suit you. Please consider our Key Fact Sheets, Product Disclosure Statement and Financial Services Guide before deciding whether to buy this product.
Promoter: Virgin Money (Australia) Pty Limited (Virgin Money) Authorised Representative No. 280884 of Virgin Money Financial Services Pty Ltd AFSL 286869. Auto & General Services Pty Ltd arranges the insurance on behalf of Auto & General Insurance Company Ltd (Auto & General). Auto & General pays Virgin Money a commission which is a percentage of your premium, see our Financial Services Guide for details.