New Victorian campaign supports disaster recovery

Thursday, 13 July 2017

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has developed a new campaign designed to educate people about the importance of taking out adequate home and contents insurance.

The ‘Insure it. It’s worth it’ campaign supports the state’s emergency management sector’s shared vision of safer and more resilient communities. The campaign delivers a set of simple tools to help people choose the correct level of insurance for their home and contents so that they are better able to recover financially in the event of a disaster.

Borough of Queenscliffe Mayor, Councillor Tony Francis, encouraged the community to use the resources developed by the Department of Health and Human Services.

“This important and timely campaign enables members of our community to prepare for events that, unfortunately, have the potential to affect us all,” said Cr Francis.

The face of the campaign is Scott Pape, the Barefoot Investor. Scott and his family lost their Macedon home and all their belongings to a bushfire in February 2014.

Further information, including a step-by-step guide and calculators for accurately estimating insurance requirements, is available on the Insure It webpage at www.insureit.vic.gov.au. Click here to visit the webpage and check your level of insurance.