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Home and contents insurance policies in Australia are often divided into two groups: “defined” (or “listed”) events policies, and “accidental damage” policies.
Broadly speaking, a defined events policy lists the events (that cause damage to your home or contents) that you are insured for, and everything else is excluded.
The things you are insured for are called the “defined” or “listed” events.
Policies differ, but commonly listed events include:
On the other hand, accidental damage insurance generally covers you for any “accidental loss or damage”, and will list the things that you are not insured for.
These policies generally cover everything that ‘defined events’ policies cover, as well as any loss or damage that arises from an accident (unless that accident is specifically excluded).
It is more than likely that accidental damage cover will let you claim in every circumstance. You will need to consider any exclusions listed in your policy. For example, you may not be covered if defective workmanship results in damage to your house.