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Support measures for policyholders

A number of measures are available to support our existing customers, in particular eligible small business policyholders who are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. You can find out more details on each of these measures and our eligibility criteria below.

Personal Accident and Sickness cover

We want to reassure our existing Business Insurance customers that there is no change to your Personal Accident and Sickness cover for your current period of insurance. Please note: Personal Accident and Sickness cover is unavailable for sale to new or existing customers. There may be other insurance options available to suit your requirements; please refer to the Insurance Council of Australia for a list of alternative providers.

Choose the right cover to suit your business
  • Choose the coverage for your business needs
  • Insure your business against a wide range of events
  • Claim online or over the phone.

Small Business Advantage Pack

A wide range of cover options that can be tailored to protect the operations, assets and individuals within your business.

  • Provides coverage for small to medium business
  • Offers cover for Public and Products Liability within Australia
  • Get a quote and purchase your insurance cover online
  • Quick and easy claims process
  • Pay by the month.^

Trades and Services Pack

Insuring your business for Public and Products Liability, General Property, Personal Accident and Sickness and Commercial Motor can give you peace of mind and let you get on with the job. Important: Personal Accident and Sickness is unavailable for sale to new or existing customers

It also offers:

  • A quick and easy claims process
  • Pay by the month.^

Office Pack

Insurance designed for office based professionals with one easy package that can be tailored to your business.

It also offers:

  • A quick and easy claims process
  • Pay by the month.^


^ Premiums payable by instalments may be subject to minor adjustments (upwards or downwards) due to rounding and financial institution transaction fees may apply.

  Small Business Advantage Pack Trades and Services Pack Office Pack
Public and Product Liability

Covers for amounts the business is legally liable to pay as compensation for personal injury, advertising liability and / or property damage occurring within Australia as a result of an occurrence in connection with the business

 
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   * Does not include Product Liability

General Property

Cover provided for damage anywhere in the world to insured property such as portable tools and equipment used by the business at client sites or taken home by employees

 
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Personal Accident and Sickness

Provides compensation on the happening of a defined event to an insured person

Important: This cover is unavailable for sale to new or existing customers.

 

   

Material Damage (Optional Flood Cover)

Covers property insured that is accidentally damaged which is not otherwise excluded

 
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Business Interruption

Covers the business for consequential loss of income and/or profits or revenue resulting from the interruption of / or interference with the business caused by a defined event

 

 
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Theft

Covers property insured which can include contents and stock held at the business following forcible and violent entry, armed hold ups, assault or violence

 
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Money

Covers loss of money in transit, money on the situation, money in a locked safe and money in your personal custody while in a private residence until the closing time on the next business day

 
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Glass

Covers accidental breakage of glass with several additional benefits

 
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Machinery Breakdown

Covers the costs of repairing or replacing machinery after a breakdown

 
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Electronic Equipment

Covers damage to insured computers and or electronic equipment which you have specified on the policy

 
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Management Liability

Directors and Officers Liability

Covers any of the directors and officers against a breach of duty, breach of trust, act, error or omission for a claim that is first made and reported to us during the period of insurance

Employment Practices Liability

Covers the business for claims made against you for a specific employment practices breach, such as discrimination, wrongful dismissal or sexual harassment.

Tax Audit

Covers the professional fees such as an accountant, reasonably and necessarily incurred within Australia in connection with an audit of the business' financial or tax affairs by an Australian statutory authority

Crime

Covers the loss of property due to the unlawful taking of property by an employee, with the intent to cause loss to your business or to benefit themselves or any other person or organisation

 
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Transit

Covers the business for damage to property insured while in transit anywhere in Australia

     
Professional Indemnity

Covers your business and any insured person against civil liability for damages arising from the provision of or failure to provide Professional Services

     
Commercial Motor

Covers your business vehicles with multiple cover options including comprehensive, fire and theft and third party property damage only

     

How to Apply

To obtain a PDS or to find out more about business insurance options, call a business insurance specialist on 1800 825 866 Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm (Sydney Time).

For Small Business Advantage Pack get a quote and apply online

How to claim

To make a claim, call a business insurance specialist on 1800 825 866, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To lodge your claim you'll need

  • Policy information, including your policy number
  • Information about the incident
  • Where the damage occurred, people, vehicles and/or property involved.

Visit a branch

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Support measures for Small Business Insurance customers impacted by COVID-19

The following measures have been put in place to support our existing eligible small business policyholders who are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. These measures are being provided by Allianz Australia Limited as the provider of this insurance. The eligibility criteria for small business policyholders can be found below.

Deferring premium payments for up to six months for customers experiencing financial hardship from the impact of the COVID-19 event.

If you are an existing customer, you have the option to defer the payment of your small business annual or monthly premium for up to six months, subject to eligibility, to allow you to pay at a time that suits you, while maintaining your insurance coverage. If you need to make a claim during this time, the cost of your premium will be deducted from any claims payment.

This offer applies to existing small business policyholders meeting our eligibility criteria, and excludes workers’ compensation customers. You can find the eligibility criteria for small business policyholders below.

Refund of premiums in case of cancellation; with no administration or cancellation fees.

Whilst we hope to help you stay insured, if you need to cancel your cover during the COVID-19 pandemic, you will not be charged any administration or cancellation fees. You will also receive a refund for the remaining period of your cover, calculated on a pro-rata basis. For example, if you purchased an annual policy from January until December, but you cancelled at the end of March, you will be refunded for the portion of premium from April until December.

This offer applies to existing small business insurance policies, excluding workers’ compensation customers.

Maintaining full cover for those needing to leave their premises vacant due to COVID-19; with no changes to premium or excess as a result of this change.

If your premises are vacant due to COVID-19, we will maintain full cover for existing policyholders, with no changes to your premium or excess as a result of this change, and will reassess this policy as needed.

Please call us on 1800 825 866 to speak with a Specialist if you have been impacted by COVID-19 and would like to discuss these measures.

Eligibility criteria for small business policyholders.

To be eligible for the relief measures, customers must meet ALL of the following elements:

1. Must be a current Bank of Melbourne Small Business Insurance policyholder;

2. Fall within the SME definition set out in the Interim Authorisation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on 2 April 2020, namely that the small business must be an individual, partnership, company or trust:

  • 20 employees or less (or less than 100 employees for manufacturing); and
  • annual turnover less than $10 million.

3. Hold one of the following specified business insurance policies only (not any other insurance policies you may hold):

  • Business Pack, Small Business Advantage Pack, Office Pack
  • Trades and Services Pack, Motor Trades Pack, Commercial Motor Insurance

4. Currently facing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 as meeting one or more of the following guidelines:

  • Business closed as a result of Federal, State or Territory Government directive in a key sector; or
  • Business receiving the Job Keeper payments

If any individual small business does not meet the criteria in 1 to 4 above, other hardship options may be available. Please contact us on 1800 825 866

To be eligible for flexible premium arrangements, small business policyholders must have a policy where the policyholder has elected to pay premiums:

  • On an annual basis and is due for renewal on or before 30 September 2020; or 
  • On an instalment basis provided they request the flexible premium payments before 30 September 2020.

How to apply

The Detail

Business Insurance is issued by Allianz Australia Insurance Ltd ABN 15 000 122 850 (Allianz). Bank of Melbourne - a Division of Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 (the Bank) refers clients to Allianz for their business insurance needs, but does not guarantee the insurance. 

If you take out Business Insurance with Allianz, the Bank will receive a commission of 14% of the first year’s premium and 10% of the premium for any renewals (exclusive of GST) and may also receive a step-up commission based on annual sales of certain general insurance products by Allianz. Policy terms, conditions, limits and exclusions apply. 

This information does not take into account your personal circumstances. Read the Product Disclosure Statement, to see if this insurance is right for you. Call 1800 825 866.

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