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Are you prepared for the bushfire or cyclone season?

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The vast majority of the population will face above-normal bushfire risks this year and homeowners must prepare now, Australia's fire chiefs have warned at the launch of the bushfire outlook.

For more information on preparing for bushfire season take a look at Understanding Insurance's Bushfire information and Checklist.

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In Northern Australia, the Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a normal cyclone season. On average, there are 10 to 13 tropical cyclones each season in the Australian region, four of which typically cross the coast. For more information on preparing for cyclone season take a look at Understanding Insurance’s Cyclone Information and Checklist.

Defence Service Homes Insurance also suggests you review your insurance to make sure it is current and covers all your asset and that you are not underinsured. One way to ensure your sum insured is adequate is use DSHI home building replacement calculator or call us on 1300 552 662.


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