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Historical Catastrophe Database 1967 - Present Day Welcome to the revised Historical Catastrophe Database, recording data from the ICA on disaster events that have occurred over the last 50 years in the Australian market. This database has recently undergone a significant review and upgrade, in order to fill in gaps in knowledge and to ensure that the most accurate information can be presented. The review included accessing ICA's archives to collect historical information previously only available in hard copy, in staff diaries, reports, member information submitted to ICA and collected media articles. Events that were not declared a Catastrophe have been included where records of the event have been found in ICA archived documents.

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ICA CAT NumberStateEvent TypeEvent NameEvent DescriptionEstimated INSURED Loss Value (Original)Event
Start Date
Event
End Date
Estimated
Loss Value
(2017)
ICA Comments
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2019
REVIEWED 28/2/2019
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201902Cat192VicFireBunyip Firesee: https://disasters.org.au/bunyip-fires-claims-data
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201901CAT191QLDFloodingFNQ Monsoonal FloodingSee
http://www.icadataglobe.com/access-raw-hazard-datasets#ica-metadata/ica-metadata-details/5c6e3bf8c4364853f90d3fe7/
For full metadata details on this event
24/1/201911/2/2019See https://disasters.org.au/fnq-monsoon-event-data for current claims data
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2018
REVIEWED 15/11/2018
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201810CAT185NSWHailSydney Region HailSee
http://www.icadataglobe.com/access-raw-hazard-datasets#ica-metadata/ica-metadata-details/5c32de625526d411d580e460/
For full metadata detail on this event
20/12/201820/12/2018
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201809UndeclaredQld, NSW, Vic, ACT, Tas, SAStormEast Coast StormsBetween 13-16 December, severe storms brought heavy rainfall, hail and wind to the eastern states of Australia. The worst impacted areas were Campbelltown and the Hills District in Sydney. As at 10am on 18 December, the industry had received approximately 15,333 claims.$60,000,00013/12/201816/12/2018
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201808UndeclaredQLDStorm/tornadoGympie region stormsOn 11 October 2018, a series of powerful storm supercells impacted the South Burnett Region. The storms brought significant hail, wind and reports of a tornado. Approximately 3,000 insurance claims have been lodged across the industry at at 18 October 2018. Claims relate to motor vehicle damage from hail, property damage from wind/hail (particularly to roofs), water damage to contents from wind driven rain or following roof damage and agricultural losses. There have been reports of significant crop losses and some instances of livestock having to be euthanised.

The ICA has been liaising with local and state government. Local government has been circulating claim information and FAQs on behalf of the ICA. This event will not be declared a catastrophe. As a result, there will no no formal collection and aggregation of industry claims data. Claim numbers are estimates based on informal reporting by members.
11/10/201811/10/2018
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201807CAT184TASStorm/floodingHobart FloodsSee
http://www.icadataglobe.com/access-raw-hazard-datasets#ica-metadata/ica-metadata-details/5c056c96b7f09e3d043569b3/
For full metadata details.
$99,588,88010/05/201811/05/2018POSTCODES DECLARED
7000, 7004, 7005, 7007, 7008, 7009, 7010, 7011, 7012, 7015, 7016, 7017, 7018, 7019, 7020, 7021, 7022, 7023, 7024, 7025, 7026, 7027, 7030, 7050, 7052, 7053, 7054, 7055, 7109, 7112, 7113, 7116, 7117, 7120, 7140, 7150, 7155, 7162, 7163, 7170, 7171, 7172, 7173, 7176, 7177, 7178, 7179, 7180, 7182, 7183, 7184, 7186, 7190.
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201806CAT182NSW / VICBushfiresNSW & VIC BushfiresSee
http://www.icadataglobe.com/access-raw-hazard-datasets#ica-metadata/ica-metadata-details/5c777d386b2b2b0863b463d1/
for metadata details on this event


17/03/201819/03/2018POSTCODES DECLARED
2550, 3237, 3249, 3260, 3264, 3265, 3266, 3267, 3268, 3269, 3270, 3272, 3274, 3276, 3277, 3325, 3281, 3282, 3283, 3285, 3286, 3287, 3289, 3301
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201805CAT183NTCycloneCyclone MarcusOn Saturday, 17 March, Tropical Cyclone Marcus made landfall over the NT North coast. That afternoon, the system impacted Darwin as a category 2 system. There were numerous reports of fallen trees causing damage to buildings and vehicles.

Lodged Claims 6,218 as at May 2018, comprising
* 3,944 Residential Building Claims,
* 1,205 Contents Claims,
* 284 Domestic Motor Claims,
* 9 Domestic Other
* 687 Commercial Property Claims
* 33 Commercial Motor Claims
* 55 Business Interruption Claims
* 1 Commercial Other
$61,919,38417/03/201818/03/2018POSTCODES DECLARED
0800, 0810, 0812, 0820, 0822, 0828, 0829, 0830, 0832, 0835, 0836, 0837, 0838, 0840, 0841, 0845, 0846, 0847, 0850, 0852, 0853, 0880, 0885, 0886, 6725, 6728, 6740, 6743, 6765, 6770
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201804CAT181QLDFloodingNorth Queensland FloodsConsistent heavy rainfalls across much of Northern and Central Queensland led to significant flooding across multiple regions. The main focus is Ingham, Cordelia and Innisfail. A relatively low number of properties experienced overfloor flooding. Approximaltey 525 claims have been lodged throughout the region.$16,800,00005/03/201812/03/2018POSTCODES DECLARED
4850, 4860, 4870
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201803UndeclaredWACycloneCyclone KelvinOn Sunday, 18 January, Tropical Cyclone Kelvin made landfall at Anna Plains in the West Kimberley as a category 2 system, with wind gusts of up to 150km/h. Unusually, due to the amount of ground moisture in the region, TC Kelvin continued to intensify over the following 10 hours as it moved inland, with wind gusts up to 155km/h. While there were reports of damaged roofs and destroyed sheds, insurance losses are expected to be minimal given the region is sparsely populated. Heavy rainfall as a result of TC Kelvin has caused further flooding to the region causing damage to road and rail infrastructure. The system was downgraded to a category 1, before becoming a tropical low on 19 January as it continued in a SSE direction towards South-Eastern WA.18/02/201819/02/18
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201802UndeclaredWACyclone, stormCyclone JoyceOn 12 January, Tropical Cyclone Joyce made landfall over Eighty Mile Beach (to the West of Wallal Downs) as a Category 1 system, after failing to intensify as had been predicted. As a result, only very limited property damage was experienced. The system then weakened to a tropical low as it travelled South over the Pilbara, bringing heavy rainfalls and some water inundation. Extra-cyclone Joyce continued South impacting farming areas around Cunderdin and causing limited property damage, before impacting Perth with heavy rainfalls which resulted in some water inundation.11/01/201816/01/2018
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201801UndeclaredSABushfireSherwood FireOn Saturday 6th January 2018 a fire broke out in the Sherwood district of the upper south east in catastrophic conditions. The cause has been confirmed as a faulty electric fence.
12,100 hectares of scrub, farmland and stockfeed were destroyed before the fire was contained. There are 41 affected properties (19 owners). There were no human casualties. Five homes were destroyed, two of which were occupied. The initial damage assessment is listed below:
• Six vehicles destroyed
• Four farm sheds destroyed and two damaged
• Two shearing sheds, three haysheds, two sheep/cattle yards
• 101 hectares of crops
• 4000 olive trees
• Fencing loss reported by five owners
• An unknown number of farming implements destroyed
• Estimated livestock losses 2,600 (mostly sheep). Conservative estimated value of lost stock is $567,760
• A power line came down on Emu Flat Road affecting power to approximately 30 homes
• Telstra cable infrastructure was damaged
• National Parks or Reserves were not affected by the fire, however two properties with Heritage Agreements were impacted.
06/01/201809/01/2018
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2017
REVIEWED 8/11/2018
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201712UndeclaredNSWStormNorthern Rivers StormNSW’s Northern Rivers region was impacted by severe storm cells with extensive damage and flooding in Maclean, 90 minutes north of Coffs Harbour,31/12/201731/12/2017
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201711UndeclaredQLDSevere StormBoxing Day stormsOn 26 December 2017, a severe storm cell impacted QLD's Darling Downs and South Burnett region. Around 100 homes were damaged with roofs ripped off and rural properties damaged. More than 4000 homes lost power for over 12 hours.26/12/201726/12/2017
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201710UndeclaredWACycloneTropical Cyclone HildaTropical Cyclone Hilda made landfall near Broome, WA, around 5am on 28 December as a Category 1 system. TC Hilda brought windspeeds of up to 130km/h and rainfall in excess 150mm to the region, which resulted in minor property damage, uprooted trees and downed powerlines. The system had dissipated to a tropical low by afternoon as it tracked South into the Great Sandy Desert region.27/12/201728/12/2017
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201709CAT174VICStormVictorian Severe Weather 19 DecemberOn 19 December 2017, severe thunderstorms brought large hailstones and heavy rain to parts of Victoria causing localised water inundation, vehicle damage and instances of property damage. In particular, East and South-East suburbs of Melbourne were the worst impacted. Power outages affected approximately 110,000 homes, mostly in the North and North-East of Victoria including Bendigo, Shepparton, Mildura, Kilmore and Benalla. In excess of 54,000 claims were lodged for damage relating to storms.$378,000,00019/12/201719/12/2017POSTCODES DECLARED
3000 - 3999
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201708UndeclaredVICStormVictorian StormsOn 1-3 December, severe thunderstorms brought heavy rainfall to much of victoria and Southern NSW. BOM and SES issued major storm and flood alerts, however instances of inundation were far less than expected.01/12/201703/12/2017
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201707UndeclaredWAStormKalgoorlie StormsOn 18 November, severe thunderstorms and strong winds in excess of 100km/h. The storm uprooted trees, lifted roofs and caused extensive property damage in Kalgoorlie, Boulder and Kambalda. Significant power outages were also experienced.18/11/201718/11/2017
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201706UndeclaredQLDStormBundaberg StormsOn 7 November, severe thunderstorms brought wild winds, heavy rain and 2cm hail stones, with the Wide Bay region/Bundaberg being the hardest hit. In excess of 1,100 claims were lodged.$10,000,00007/11/201707/11/17
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201705UndeclaredNSWStormEast Coast StormsOn 6 November, a low pressure system caused strong winds and storms along the NSW East Coast. In particular, Kurri Kurri and Toukley were impacted by super cells which caused structural damage to buildings. As at 1230h on 7 November, NSW SES had received 754 Requests For Assistance.$10,000,00006/11/201706/11/17
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201704UndeclaredQLDStormBundaberg StormsOn 02 October severe storms impacted SEQ. Record rainfalls (for October) fell in the wide-bay burnett region. Several residents reported tornado activity. Damage reported included several roof's caravans, vehicles and atypical water ingress damage. This event was not declared a catastrophe. The insured loss estimate is a model based on the input of greater than 50% of market.$7,000,00002/10/201702/10/17
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201703CAT 173QLD, NSWCyclone, storm, storm surge, floodingCyclone DebbieSee http://www.icadataglobe.com/access-raw-hazard-datasets#ica-metadata/ica-metadata-details/5c056c96b7f09e3d043569a1/ For full metadata details on this event.27/03/201710/4/2017POSTCODES DECLARED
2370, 2371, 2372, 2460, 2463, 2464, 2465, 2466, 2469, 2470, 2471, 2472, 2473, 2474, 2475, 2476, 2477, 2478, 2479, 2480, 2481, 2482, 2483, 2484, 2485, 2486, 2487, 2488, 2489, 2490, 4000, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, 4009, 4010, 4011, 4012, 4013, 4014, 4017, 4018, 4019, 4020, 4021, 4022, 4025, 4030, 4031, 4032, 4034, 4035, 4036, 4037, 4051, 4053, 4054, 4055, 4059, 4060, 4061, 4064, 4065, 4066, 4067, 4068, 4069, 4070, 4072, 4073, 4074, 4075, 4076, 4077, 4078, 4101, 4102, 4103, 4104, 4105, 4106, 4107, 4108, 4109, 4110, 4111, 4112, 4113, 4114, 4115, 4116, 4117, 4118, 4119, 4120, 4121, 4122, 4123, 4124, 4125, 4127, 4128, 4129, 4130, 4131, 4132, 4133, 4151, 4152, 4153, 4154, 4155, 4156, 4157, 4158, 4159, 4160, 4161, 4163, 4164, 4165, 4169, 4170, 4171, 4172, 4173, 4174, 4178, 4179, 4183, 4184, 4205, 4207, 4208, 4209, 4210, 4211, 4212, 4213, 4214, 4215, 4216, 4217, 4218, 4219, 4220, 4221, 4223, 4224, 4225, 4226, 4227, 4228, 4229, 4230, 4270, 4271, 4272, 4275, 4280, 4285, 4287, 4300, 4301, 4303, 4304, 4305, 4306, 4307, 4309, 4310, 4311, 4312, 4313, 4340, 4341, 4342, 4343, 4344, 4345, 4346, 4347, 4350, 4352, 4353, 4354, 4355, 4358, 4359, 4360, 4361, 4362, 4370, 4371, 4372, 4373, 4374, 4375, 4376, 4377, 4378, 4380, 4381, 4382, 4383, 4400, 4402, 4500, 4501, 4502, 4503, 4504, 4505, 4506, 4507, 4508, 4509, 4510, 4511, 4512, 4514, 4515, 4516, 4517, 4518, 4519, 4520, 4521, 4550, 4551, 4552, 4553, 4554, 4555, 4556, 4557, 4558, 4559, 4560, 4561, 4562, 4563, 4564, 4565, 4566, 4567, 4568, 4569, 4570, 4571, 4572, 4573, 4574, 4575, 4580, 4581, 4600, 4601, 4614, 4615, 4620, 4621, 4630, 4650, 4655, 4659, 4660, 4662, 4670, 4671, 4673, 4674, 4676, 4677, 4678, 4680, 4694, 4695, 4699, 4700, 4701, 4702, 4703, 4705, 4707, 4710, 4711, 4714, 4721, 4737, 4738, 4739, 4740, 4741, 4742, 4743, 4744, 4750, 4751, 4753, 4754, 4756, 4757, 4798, 4799, 4800, 4801, 4802, 4803, 4804, 4805, 4806, 4807, 4808, 4809, 4810, 4811, 4812, 4813, 4814, 4815, 4816, 4817, 4818, 4819, 4820, 4850
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201702CAT 172NSW (Sydney, Illawarra)HailSydney StormOn Saturday, 18 February, a large storm impacted Sydney and parts of the Illawarra region. Significant number of claims for hail damage to vehicles and roofs, including incidental claims for contents damage. Lodged claims include:
- 15,201 Residential Building Claims,
- 5,466 Contents Claims,
- 28,311 Domestic Motor Claims,
- 1,108 Domestic Other
- 799 Commercial Property Claims
- 2,666 Commercial Motor Claims
- 48 Business Interruption Claims
- 121 Commercial Other
$512,000,00018/02/201718/02/2017$529,694,379POSTCODES DECLARED
2000, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030, 2031, 2032, 2033, 2034, 2035, 2036, 2037, 2038, 2039, 2040, 2041, 2042, 2043, 2044, 2045, 2046, 2047, 2048, 2049, 2050, 2052, 2060, 2061, 2062, 2063, 2064, 2065, 2066, 2067, 2068, 2069, 2070, 2071, 2072, 2073, 2074, 2075, 2076, 2077, 2079, 2080, 2081, 2082, 2083, 2084, 2085, 2086, 2087, 2088, 2089, 2090, 2092, 2093, 2094, 2095, 2096, 2097, 2099, 2100, 2101, 2102, 2103, 2104, 2105, 2106, 2107, 2108, 2109, 2110, 2111, 2112, 2113, 2114, 2115, 2116, 2117, 2118, 2119, 2120, 2121, 2122, 2125, 2126, 2127, 2128, 2129, 2130, 2131, 2132, 2133, 2134, 2135, 2136, 2137, 2138, 2139, 2140, 2141, 2142, 2143, 2144, 2145, 2146, 2147, 2148, 2150, 2151, 2152, 2153, 2154, 2155, 2156, 2157, 2158, 2159, 2160, 2161, 2162, 2163, 2164, 2165, 2166, 2167, 2168, 2170, 2171, 2172, 2173, 2174, 2175, 2176, 2177, 2178, 2179, 2190, 2191, 2192, 2193, 2194, 2195, 2196, 2197, 2198, 2199, 2200, 2203, 2204, 2205, 2206, 2207, 2208, 2209, 2210, 2211, 2212, 2213, 2214, 2216, 2217, 2218, 2219, 2220, 2221, 2222, 2223, 2224, 2225, 2226, 2227, 2228, 2229, 2230, 2231, 2232, 2233, 2234, 2250, 2251, 2256, 2257, 2260, 2508, 2555, 2556, 2557, 2558, 2559, 2560, 2563, 2564, 2565, 2566, 2567, 2568, 2569, 2570, 2745, 2747, 2748, 2749, 2750, 2752, 2753, 2754, 2756, 2757, 2758, 2759, 2760, 2761, 2762, 2763, 2765, 2766, 2767, 2768, 2769, 2770, 2775
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201701CAT 171NSWBushfireNSW BushfiresOver the period 12 February to 18 February up to 100 bushfires occurred throughout NSW. The most devastating bushfire occurred to the East of Dunedoo, destroying an estimated 26 homes and causing significant equipment, fencing and livestock losses to rural properties. A further 11 homes were destroyed and 12 damaged in a fast moving fire near Carwoola on 17 February. Approximately 7 other homes were destroyed in other bushfires across NSW during the period.$33,500,00012/02/201718/02/2017$34,243,907POSTCODES DECLARED
2329, 2620, 2621, 2843, 2844, 2850
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2016
REVIEWED 22/5/2018
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201623CAT 165Eastern SA, VIC, Western NSWHail StormNovember HailstormOn 11 November 2016, a severe storm/hailstorm struck Victoria’s far North West, as well as parts of Eastern South Australia and Western New South Wales. The storm which brought hail the size of golf balls, strong winds with gusts of almost 100km/hour, and heavy rain (with Mildura receiving 29mm of rain in 15min) was likened to a mini tornado. Typical hail and storm damage has been reported to residential and commercial buildings, as well as a significant number of vehicles. Some issues with repairs were experienced in remote localities where trades and supplies presented choke points, for example in Broken Hill and isolated areas of Western NSW. Regardless, at the 12 month anniversary of the event more than 94% of claims were closed, slightly above average for similar events. A total of 31 disputed claims were referred to the Ombudsman, equating to 0.06% of claims.

Estimated Value $597 million ( 71% Domestic, 29% Commercial).
Lodged Claims 52,387 (88% Domestic, 12% Commercial).
$597,000,00011/11/201611/11/16$621,470,779POSTCODES DECLARED
5000, 5005, 5006, 5007, 5008, 5009, 5010, 5011, 5012, 5013, 5022, 5023, 5024, 5025, 5031, 5032, 5033, 5034, 5035, 5037, 5038, 5039, 5040, 5041, 5042, 5043, 5044, 5045, 5046, 5047, 5048, 5049, 5050, 5051, 5052, 5061, 5062, 5063, 5064, 5065, 5066, 5067, 5068, 5069, 5070, 5072, 5073, 5074, 5075, 5076, 5081, 5082, 5083, 5084, 5085, 5086, 5087, 5088, 5089, 5090, 5091, 5092, 5093, 5094, 5095, 5096, 5097, 5098, 5106, 5107, 5108, 5109, 5125, 5126, 5127, 5131, 5132, 5133, 5134, 5136, 5137, 5138, 5139, 5140, 5141, 5142, 5144, 5151, 5152, 5153, 5154, 5155, 5156, 5157, 5231, 5232, 5233, 5234, 5235, 5236, 5237, 5238, 5240, 5241, 5242, 5243, 5244, 5245, 5250, 5251, 5252, 5253, 5254, 5307, 5308, 5309, 5311, 5320, 5321, 5322, 5330, 5331, 5332, 5333, 5340, 5341, 5342, 5343, 5344, 5345, 5346, 5351, 5352, 5353, 5354, 5356, 5357, 5950, 3490, 3494, 3496, 3498, 3500, 3501, 3505, 3549, 2648, 2715, 2717, 2737, 2738, 2739, 2836, 2879, 2880
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201622UndeclaredNSWBushfireNSW BushfiresOn 6,7,8 November upto 21 bushfires were active along the NSW coast. Very limited property damage was reported. The event was not declared a catastrophe for insurance purposes. The insured loss estimate is based upon market reporting from approximately 50% of insurers within the footprint, modelled to estimate the industry loss estimate.$1,000,00006/11/201608/11/16$1,040,599
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201621UndeclaredVICStormVictoriaA significant windstorm occurred statewide in Victoria, resulting in approximately 5,000 claims for atypical storm damage, including trees down, roof and vehicle damage. The event was not declared a catastrophe for insurance purposes. The insured loss estimate is based upon market reporting from approximately 50% of insurers within the claims footprint, modelled to estimate the industry loss estimate.$7,500,00008/10/201609/10/16$7,963,241
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201620UndeclaredVICFloodingNorthern Victoria FloodingOn 6,7,8 November up to 21 bushfires were active along the NSW coast. Very limited property damage was reported. The event was not declared a catastrophe for insurance purposes. The insured loss estimate is based upon market reporting from approximately 50% of insurers within the footprint, modelled to estimate the industry loss estimate.$3,000,00001/10/201607/10/16$3,155,948
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201619UndeclaredSAStormSA Severe WindstormA severe windstorm across southern SA impacted power supply for the entire state. Whilst some property damage occurred it was reported to be isolated and limited in nature, approximately 250 domestic claims. Business interruption claims for loss of utilities (electricity) were expected to be limited as the power outage was less than 24hrs for most areas. The event was not declared a catastrophe for insurance purposes. The insured loss estimate is based upon market reporting from approximately 50% of insurers within the claims footprint, modelled to estimate the industry loss estimate.$4,500,00028/9/1628/9/16$4,778,936
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201618CAT 164NSWFloodingWestern NSW FloodingWidespread flooding occurred throughout the Lachlan River catchment, impacting forbes and surround towns. Despite significant media attention, very few buildings were eventually inundated, with the flood in Forbes itself having behaved in a manner different to flood mapping. Widespread crop damage was reported. Less than 1,200 claims noted.$8,700,00019/10/166/11/16$5,113,461POSTCODES DECLARED
2701, 2721, 2875, 2668, 2594, 2806, 2871, 2873, 2874, 2652, 2831, 2669, 2671, 2672, 2867, 2869, 2870, 2876, 2877, 2665, 2666, 2830, 2810, 2821, 2823, 2824, 2825
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201617Exercise CAT 163ICA Tabletop Exercise for Catastrophe Coordination Arrangements, noted here only for reference to the allocated Catastrophe number.
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201616UndeclaredVICStorm FloodingSouth Australia / South West Victoria FloodsSustained heavy rainfall caused flooding in South Australia and Victoria.  Evacuation order was put in place in Hamilton with 45 homes and businesses at risk of inundation if temporary levee failed.  Levee is now holding, although a number of reports of inundation. 15th September has seen risk of flooding persist, with reports of up to 80 homes damaged or inundated in the Adelaide Hills, SA Govt has announced an 'extreme weather event'.  SA SES was assessed 135 properties in affected areas with 36 major damage and 54 having minor damage.  Early estimate of 2500 claims across SA and VIC. The event was not declared a catastrophe for insurance purposes. The insured loss estimate is based upon market reporting from approximately 50% of insurers within the claims footprint, modelled to estimate the industry loss estimate.$12,680,00012/09/201617/09/2016$13,292,284
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201615UndeclaredWAEarthquakeKalgoorlie EarthquakeA 2.9 magnitude earthquake occurred approximately 4 km South West of Kalgoorlie, WA at 06:24am. Depth was recorded as 0kms. Reported felt, no reports of damage.$004/09/201604/09/2016
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201614UndeclaredQLDEarthquakeBowen EarthquakeA 5.8 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Bowen QLD, followed by 22 aftershocks during the next 3 days. Very little damage was reported to contents, no significant structural damage was reported. Precautionary shutdowns of airports and rail infrastructure were carried out. This event was not declared a catastrophe for insurance purposes. The insured loss estimate is based upon market reporting from approximately 50% of insurers within the claims footprint, modelled to estimate the industry loss estimate.$2,000,00019/8/201622/8/2016$2,014,828
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201613UndeclaredSA TAS VICStormWindstormOn 16,17 July a windstorm (3 second gust speeds exceeding 100kmh) occurs across parts of South Australia and Victoria. Significant damage occurred to a small number of residential properties in all states. This event was not declared a catastrophe for insurance purposes. The insured loss estimate is based upon market reporting from approximately 50% of insurers within the claims footprint, modelled to estimate the industry loss estimate.$12,000,00016/7/1617/7/16$12,542,041
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201612UndeclaredNSWStormEast Coast LowOn 18,19,20 June an East Coast Low formed over NSW. This was the second ECL for NSW in the same month and it generated signifciant media expectations of further damage to property. Less than 500 SES tasks were recorded and no significant damage was reported. This event was not declared a Catastrophe for insurance purposes.The insured loss estimate is based on market reporting to ICA from great than 50% of insurers, modelled to estimate the industry loss estimate.
$8,000,00018/6/201620/6/2016$8,574,145
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201611
CAT162NSW / QLD / VIC / TASStormEast Coast LowOn 3,4,5,6,7 June an intense east coast low formed in SEQ and moved south along the QLD and NSW, VIC coastlines, before then causing flooding throughout NW Tasmania. Significant low level damage was reported to private infrastructure, typical for storms, including trees down, overflowing gutters and localised flash flooding. Localised beach erosion also occured in parts of North Sydney. Considerable media attention was paid to commercial premises in both Picton (NSw) and parts of Tasmania, where a small number of commercial business owners had not purchased flood cover (1.2% of commercial policies). These claims were managed by insurers with assessments by hydrologists and where a claim was regrettebly denied, through the dispute resolution process to the Ombudsman (dispute numbers pending).

*Estimated Value $421,696,229 (64% Domestic, 36% Commercial)
*Lodged Claims 46,363

$421,696,2293/6/20167/6/2016$431,566,695POSTCODES DECLARED
2550, 2551, 2555, 7023, 7213, 7214, 7000, 7004, 2084, 2085, 2086, 2087, 2088, 2089, 2090, 2092, 2093, 2159, 2423, 2424, 2065, 2066, 2077, 2113, 2117, 2193, 2324, 2325, 2154, 2155, 2156, 2464, 2465, 2626, 7112, 7211, 2178, 2179, 2206, 2207, 2223, 2224, 2225, 2226, 2227, 2228, 2229, 2230, 2231, 2295, 2221, 2285, 2506, 2508, 2537, 2538, 2539, 2540, 2541, 2545, 2546, 2548, 2519, 2621, 2622, 2623, 2763, 2765, 2766, 2767, 7022, 4207, 4165, 4205, 4215, 7182, 7183, 7184, 7186, 7190, 7209, 7215, 2000, 2170, 2232, 2233, 2278, 2118, 2020, 2280, 2281, 2220, 2284, 2311, 2312, 2033, 2075, 2076, 2571, 2515, 2210, 2211, 2212, 2133, 2572, 2296, 2326, 2157, 2445, 2446, 2447, 2448, 2449, 2450, 2452, 2453, 2454, 2455, 2456, 2460, 2462, 2463, 2518, 2549, 4216, 4217, 4280, 3890, 2046, 2047, 7009, 7010, 7011, 7050, 7052, 7053, 7054, 7257, 7259, 7260, 4220, 4221, 4223, 2026, 2027, 2030, 2035, 2036, 2041, 2052, 2060, 2061, 2062, 2063, 2095, 2096, 2097, 2099, 2100, 2101, 2102, 2103, 2104, 2105, 2106, 2107, 2108, 2110, 2111, 2112, 2120, 2121, 2122, 2125, 2126, 2161, 2428, 2429, 2430, 2431, 2439, 2440, 2441, 2443, 2444, 2164, 2165, 2166, 2630, 2631, 2632, 2633, 2168, 2176, 2196, 2234, 2250, 2251, 2256, 2257, 2258, 2259, 2260, 2261, 2262, 2263, 2264, 2265, 2267, 2217, 2219, 2283, 2287, 2290, 2291, 2300, 2304, 2305, 2307, 2335, 2350, 2516, 2517, 2469, 2470, 2557, 2560, 2566, 2756, 2759, 2760, 2761, 2770, 2775, 2006, 2007, 3888, 3889, 3891, 3892, 4124, 4218, 4183, 4184, 4228, 4275, 4306, 4310, 7216, 7255, 7262, 7263, 7264, 7265, 7025, 7005, 7007, 7008, 7015, 7027, 7030, 2158, 2427, 4219, 2174, 2008, 2017, 2563, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2129, 2018, 2022, 2073, 2074, 2019, 2021, 2043, 2023, 2032, 2024, 2038, 2578, 2579, 2580, 2025, 2048, 2314, 2315, 2316, 2317, 2318, 2319, 2320, 2321, 2322, 2323, 2028, 2029, 2031, 2034, 2037, 2042, 2044, 2039, 2040, 2045, 2049, 2050, 2064, 2079, 2080, 2081, 2082, 2083, 2128, 2067, 2068, 2069, 2070, 2071, 2072, 2094, 2109, 2114, 2115, 2116, 2119, 2127, 2130, 2131, 2192, 2134, 2132, 7210, 2568, 2569, 2570, 2135, 2573, 2574, 2575, 2576, 2577, 2136, 2137, 2138, 2139, 2140, 2141, 2142, 2143, 2144, 2145, 2146, 2147, 2148, 2425, 2426, 2150, 2151, 2152, 2153, 2160, 2162, 2163, 2167, 2171, 2172, 2173, 2175, 7212, 2177, 2195, 2190, 2191, 2194, 2197, 2198, 2199, 2203, 2200, 2204, 2214, 2205, 2302, 2208, 4271, 2222, 2209, 2213, 2294, 2216, 2306, 2218, 2415, 2420, 2421, 2422, 2282, 2533, 2534, 2535, 2536, 2286, 2289, 2292, 2293, 2297, 2298, 2299, 2303, 2308, 2327, 2330, 2488, 2489, 2490, 2500, 2502, 2505, 2334, 7016, 7017, 7018, 7019, 7020, 7021, 2354, 2466, 2471, 2472, 2473, 2474, 2476, 2477, 2478, 2479, 2480, 2481, 2482, 2483, 2484, 2485, 2486, 2487, 2525, 2526, 2527, 2528, 2529, 2530, 2556, 2558, 2559, 2564, 2565, 2567, 2745, 2748, 2762, 2768, 2769, 4230, 4270, 4213, 4214, 7173, 7176, 7177, 7178, 7179, 7180, 4125, 4129, 4132, 4118, 4130, 4133, 4224, 4208, 4209, 4210, 4211, 4212, 4225, 4226, 4227, 4229, 4272, 4285, 4287, 4300, 7055, 7109, 7116, 7117, 7120, 7140, 7150, 7155, 7162, 7163, 7170, 7171, 7172, 7261, 7024, 7012, 7026
44
201610UndeclaredNSWStormWestern and Southern Sydney Severe WeatherLate in the evening of 20/2/16 a cluster of severe thunderstorms struck western and southern Sydney, leading to atypical storm damage including the loss of 6 aircraft and hangers at The Oaks township. The SES responded to approximately 100 requests for assistance from the community. This event was not declared a catastrophe for insurance purposes.
$4,500,00020FEB201620FEB2016$4,816,878
45
201609UndeclaredQLDCycloneCyclone TATIANACoral Sea event with no signifciant Australian landfall$010FEB201619FEB2016
46
201608UndeclaredNSWStormNSW Severe Storms48hrs of severe thunderstorms struck the eastern seaboard of NSW. Approximately 1,300 requests for assistance were received by the NSW SES. This event was not declared a catastrophe for insurance purposes. The insured loss estimate is based on market reporting to ICA from great than 50% of insurers, modelled to estimate the industry loss estimate.$19,500,00029JAN201630JAN2016$20,870,661
47
201607UndeclaredVICStormGeelong Severe Storm EventA 30min storm delivering 43mm of rainfall, described by BoM as a 2%AEP storm event. 486 SES emergency callouts occured for flood rescues and atypical storm damage to residential property. This insured loss estimate is based on market submissions to ICA from greater than 50% of market, modeled to estimate the industry loss estimate arising from a modelled 4,000 claims across all classes$10,500,00027JAN201627JAN2016$11,701,073
48
201606UndeclaredWACycloneCyclone STANCyclone Stan crossed the WA coast near Pardoo as a Category 3 storm, with no significant damage reported, This insured loss estimate is based on market submissions to ICA from greater than 50% of market, modeled to estimate the industry loss estimate.$8,800,00027JAN201631JAN2016$9,495,165
49
201605UndeclaredTASBushfireTasmania Wide BushfiresDuring January 2016 upto 88 separate bushfires burined across the North of Tasmania. Limited damage occured to private property. The Commonwealth Disaster Plan was activiated in order to provide additional fire figthing resources to Tasmani in order to get the fires under control. This event was not declared a catastrophe for insurance purposes. The insured loss estimate is based on market reporting to ICA from great than 50% of insurers, modelled to estimate the industry loss estimate.$2,200,20015JAN201615FEB2016$2,349,389
50
201604UndeclaredNSWHail StormWestern Sydney Severe StormWestern and North Western Sydney experienced a series of severe thunderstorms late in the afternoon following a day of high temperatures. A driver was killed in Penrith and several hundred home were damaged by high winds, hails and debris. The SES responded to in excess of 2000 calls for assistance.$18,000,00014JAN201614JAN2016$19,267,512
51
201603CAT161WABushfireYarloop Bushfires181 buildings destroyed in the historic township of Yarloop in a fire event that started on 6 January and took 17 days to bring under control. Industry requested a government funded cleanup program, to preserve RoD allocations for rebuilding operations, noting that the area has potential underinsurance issues. Government completed the cleanup and removal of debris for the community, allowing the preservation (on average) of an additional 15% of sum-insured for victims of the event. Whilst this assisted to alleviate some of the underinsurance problem, even with the (on average) additional 15% of funds, many individuals found themselves acutely underinsured and therefore cash settled. A further complexity for victims of this event was the nature of the property stock n the town (pre-event). Yarloop was locally known as timber-town due to the high proportion of older style timber cottages. This style of building could not be replicated given the requirements of AS3595, building in a bushfire prone area, which requires building to be completed (according to the extent of the fire risk) in materials suitable for the exposure. This can often be 15-30% more expensive, depending on local conditions and development controls.

* Finalised Insured Loss Value, $71,250,666 (66% Domestic, 34% Commercial)
* Lodged Claims​, 1,358
- 390 Residential Building Claims
- 585 Contents Claims
- 65 Domestic Motor Claims​
- 32 Domestic Other
- 234 Commercial Property Claims
- 14 Commercial Motor Claims
- 18 Business Interruption Claims
- 20 Commercial Other
$71,250,66606JAN201612JAN2016$70,579,607POSTCODES DECLARED
6220, 6213, 6208, 6218, 6227, 6229, 6223, 6214, 6215, 6221, 6224, 6225, 6226
52
201602UndeclaredNSWStormSevere Weather New South WalesSevere storms impacted much of NSW with record breaking rainfalls in some locations. The SES responded to several thousand requests statewide and executed a number of flood rescues. The event was not declared as a catastrophe even for insurance purposes. This insured loss estimate is based on market submissions to ICA from greater than 50% of market, modeled to estimate the industry loss estimate.$5,000,00003JAN201606JAN2016$5,339,252
53
201601UndeclaredVICStormCentral Victorian Severe WeatherThis event was not declared as a catastrophe for insurance purposes as the damage threshold was not reached. Intense rainfalls were recorded over areas of central and western Victoria, with one reported drowning. This insured loss estimate is based on market submissions to ICA from greater than 50% of market, modeled to estimate the industry loss estimate.$2,000,00003JAN201603JAN2016$2,253,506
54
2015
REVIEWED 22/5/2018
55
201516CAT158VICBushfireGreat Ocean Rd Bushfires116 homes were destroyed on Xmas day in a fire that impacted the communities of Wye River and Separation Creek along the Great Ocean Rd in Victoria. The ICA declared Catastrophe Event 158 on the 26th of December.
A number of community forums were held by insurers to assist local residents with navigating any issues throughout the event. At the 12 month anniversary for the event approximatley 91% of claims were closed. The site of this fire presented a number of key challenges for residents and their insurers. In the first instance, the terrain was very steep, access limited and the distance to waste stations considerable. The estimated cost for removal of debris at each site was (due to these factors) considerable (average $55,000), with some sites requiring clearance by hand with workers on safety lines. The VIC government quickly recognised the challenge this issue presented and the potential impacts for residents whose underinsurance situation would be exacerbated. The VIC government and insurance industry exeuted a cleanup and cost sharing arrangement, limiting the impact on residents and getting the works completed in the safest and quickest timeframe possible. A total of 8 disputed claims were referred to the Ombudsman, equating to 1.5% of claims. Community forums for policyholders with the ICA were held on 21/1/16 (Melbourne), 31/1/16 (Wye River) and again on 15/2/16 (Wye River). The ICA mainatined a permanent presence in the impacted area from 2/1/16 - 16/1/16.


* Insured Loss Value, $109,833,512 (77% Domestic, 23% Commercial).
* Lodged Claims​, 527
- 235 Residential Building Claims
- 177 Contents Claims
- 16 Domestic Motor Claims
- 12 Domestic Other
- 65 Commercial Property Claims
- 8 Commercial Motor Claims
- 10 Business Interruption Claims
- 4 Commercial Other
$109,833,51224DEC201527DEC2015$120,988,423POSTCODES DECLARED
3234
56
201515UndeclaredVICBushfireVictorian Bushfires Wk3 DecemberA four day stretch of high temperatures across Victoria has led to 300 bushfires in a short period of time. Loss to fencing and outbuildings has been widespread, however as at 20th December 2015 only 3 homes have been lost at a fire to the south of Bllarata (Scotsburn). This event was not declared as a catastrophe for insurance purposes. This insured loss estimate is based on market submissions to ICA from greater than 50% of market, modeled to estimate the industry loss estimate.$5,000,00019DEC201520DEC2015$5,621,781
57
201514CAT157NSWTornadoTornado KurnellCAT157 was declared by the ICA on 16 December 2015 following a severe storm in Sydney's southern and eastern suburbs that destroyed 25 properties with record windspeeds for NSW (213kmh). Several very large commercial losses lead the value of the event.
* Insured Loss Value, $205,799,600 (32% Domestic, 68% Commercial)
* Lodged Claims, 5,199
- 2,180 Residential Building Claims
- 1,255 Contents Claims
- 1,339 Domestic Motor Claims
- 21 Domestic Other
- 328 Commercial Property Claims
- 56 Commercial Motor Claims
- 16 Business Interruption Claims
- 4 Commercial Other

$205,799,60016DEC201516DEC2015$220,291,454POSTCODES DECLARED
2229, 2230, 2231, 2026, 2030, 2035, 2036, 2052, 2022, 2019, 2023, 2032, 2024, 2025, 2029, 2031, 2034
58
201513CAT156SABushfirePinery BushfiresThis bushfire event impacted towns and cropping areas to the north of Adelaide. 90 structures and a number of lives were lost. Crops, Livestock and a number of large commercial properties make up the bulk of the insurance loss to date.
* Estimated Value $171,589,230 (28% Domestic, 72% Commercial)
* Lodged Claims 2,030
- 530 Residential Building Claims
- 545 Contents Claims
- 114 Domestic Motor Claims
- 19 Domestic Other
- 380 Commercial Property Claims
- 192 Commercial Motor Claims
- 15 Business Interruption Claims
- 34 Commercial Other
- 201 Crop claims
$171,589,23026NOV201528NOV2015$185,205,642POSTCODES DECLARED
5118, 5350, 5352, 5355, 5360, 5371, 5372, 5373, 5374, 5400, 5401, 5410, 5411, 5412, 5413, 5414, 5415, 5451,5452, 5460, 5461, 5501, 5502, 5510, 5550
59
201512UndeclaredWABushfireEsperance BushfiresThis event was not declared as a catastrophe for insurance purposes. This insured loss estimate is based on market submissions to ICA from greater than 50% of market, modeled to estimate the industry loss estimate. This bushfire complex encompassed several locations to the north of Esperance in WA. A number of farm properties, crops and several thousand head of livestock were lost in this event, however damage remains below the threshold for declaration of a catastrophe event. Four lives were tragically lost.$16,800,00011NOV201524NOV2015$17,197,514
60
201511CAT155QLDStormSEQ Extreme WeatherAn event involving extreme weather in South East Queensland between 30 April and 3 May 2015, and declared by the ICA on 4 May 2015.
* Insured Loss Value, $351,102,112 (81% Domestic, 19% Commercial)
* Lodged Claims​, 24,533
- 13,001 Residential Building Claims
- 5,697 Contents Claims
- 4,165 Domestic Motor Claims
- 15 Domestic Other
- 1,355 Commercial Property Claims
- 284 Commercial Motor Claims
- 10 Business Interruption Claims
- 6 Commercial Other
$351,102,11230Apr20153May2015$387,405,291POSTCODES DECLARED
4110, 4114, 4115, 4116, 4117, 4118, 4124, 4125, 4127, 4128, 4129, 4130, 4131, 4132, 4133, 4165, 4183, 4184, 4205, 4207, 4208, 4209, 4210, 4211, 4212, 4213, 4214, 4215, 4216, 4217, 4218, 4219, 4220, 4221, 4223, 4224, 4225, 4226, 4227, 4228, 4229, 4230, 4270, 4271, 4272, 4275, 4280, 4285,
61
201510UndeclaredWACycloneCyclone QuangThis event was not declared as a catastrophe for insurance purposes. This insured loss estimate is based on market submissions to ICA from greater than 50% of market, modeled to estimate the industry loss estimate. $5,000,00027APR201501MAY2015$5,216,751
62
201509CAT154NSWHail StormAnzac Day Sydney HailstormCAT Event 154 was declared following a significant hail event in metropolitan Sydney on Anzac Day 2015, with particular impacts on industrial facilities in Western Sydney.
* Insured Loss Value, $421,132,705 (34% Domestic, 66% Commercial)
* Lodged Claims​, 18,210
- 8,379 Residential Building Claims
- 3,216 Contents Claims
- 2,612 Domestic Motor Claims
- 3 Domestic Other
- 3,859 Commercial Property Claims
- 86 Commercial Motor Claims
- 46 Business Interruption Claims
- 9 Commercial Other
$421,132,70525APR201525APR2015$470,819,649POSTCODES DECLARED
2121, 2122, 2125, 2127, 2128, 2129, 2133, 2134, 2135, 2136, 2137, 2138, 2139, 2140, 2141, 2142, 2143, 2144, 2145, 2146, 2147, 2148, 2150, 2151, 2152, 2153, 2154, 2160, 2161, 2162, 2163, 2164, 2165, 2564, 2761, 2166, 2565, 2167, 2566, 2168, 2170, 2766, 2171, 2767, 2172, 2768, 2173, 2174, 2770, 2175, 2176, 2177, 2178, 2179, 2190, 2191, 2192, 2193, 2194, 2195, 2196, 2197, 2198, 2199, 2200, 2205, 2206, 2207, 2208, 2209, 2060, 2210, 2211, 2062, 2212, 2063, 2213, 2064, 2214, 2065, 2216, 2066, 2217, 2067, 2218, 2068, 2219, 2069, 2220, 2070, 2221, 2071, 2222, 2072, 2223, 2073, 2224, 2074, 2225, 2226, 2229, 2232, 2234, 2087, 2089, 2109, 2110, 2111, 2112, 2113, 2114, 2115, 2116, 2117, 2118, 2119,
63
201508CAT153NSWStormEast Coast LowCAT Event 153 was declared on 22 April 2015, following a severe east coast low impacting much of NSW. At least 4 people died in this event that was described by many in the region as the worst since 2007. Severe flooding affected the areas of Maitland and Dungog, inundating homes and isolating entire communities. Power and water access was restricted for tens of thousands of homes across the wider Hunter Region. A total of 81 disputed claims were referred to the Ombudsman, equating to 0.06% of claims.

* Insured Loss Value, $949,615,700 (74% Domestic, 26% Commercial)
* Lodged Claims​, 135,283
- 65,118 Residential Building Claims
- 56,166 Contents Claims
- 4,834 Domestic Motor Claims
- 87 Domestic Other
- 7,998 Commercial Property Claims
- 236 Commercial Motor Claims
- 754 Business Interruption Claims
- 84 Commercial Other
$949,615,70022APR201522APR2015$1,059,849,563POSTCODES DECLARED
2000, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030, 2031, 2032, 2033, 2034, 2775, 2035, 2036, 2037, 2038, 2039, 2040, 2041, 2042, 2043, 2044, 2045, 2046, 2047, 2048, 2049, 2050, 2052, 2060, 2061, 2062, 2063, 2064, 2065, 2066, 2067, 2068, 2069, 2070, 2071, 2072, 2073, 2074, 2075, 2076, 2077, 2079, 2080, 2081, 2082, 2083, 2084, 2085, 2086, 2087, 2088, 2089, 2090, 2092, 2093, 2094, 2095, 2096, 2097, 2099, 2100, 2101, 2102, 2103, 2104, 2105, 2106, 2107, 2108, 2109, 2110, 2111, 2112, 2113, 2114, 2115, 2116, 2117, 2118, 2119, 2120, 2121, 2122, 2125, 2126, 2127, 2128, 2129, 2130, 2131, 2132, 2133, 2134, 2135, 2136, 2137, 2138, 2139, 2140, 2141, 2142, 2143, 2144, 2145, 2146, 2150, 2151, 2152, 2153, 2154, 2156, 2158, 2159, 2160, 2161, 2162, 2163, 2164, 2165, 2166, 2167, 2168, 2170, 2172, 2173, 2174, 2190, 2191, 2192, 2193, 2194, 2195, 2196, 2197, 2198, 2199, 2200, 2203, 2204, 2205, 2206, 2207, 2208, 2209, 2210, 2211, 2212, 2213, 2214, 2216, 2217, 2218, 2219, 2220, 2221, 2222, 2223, 2224, 2225, 2226, 2227, 2228, 2229, 2230, 2231, 2232, 2233, 2234, 2250, 2251, 2256, 2257, 2258, 2259, 2260, 2261, 2262, 2263, 2264, 2265, 2267, 2278, 2280, 2281, 2282, 2283, 2284, 2285, 2286, 2287, 2289, 2290, 2291, 2292, 2293, 2294, 2295, 2296, 2297, 2298, 2299, 2300, 2302, 2303, 2304, 2305, 2306, 2307, 2308, 2312, 2314, 2315, 2316, 2317, 2318, 2319, 2320, 2321, 2322, 2323, 2324, 2325, 2326, 2327, 2350, 2354, 2415, 2420, 2421, 2422, 2423, 2424, 2425, 2426, 2427, 2428, 2429, 2430, 2431, 2439, 2440, 2441, 2443, 2444, 2445, 2446, 2447, 2448, 2449, 2450, 2452, 2453, 2454, 2455, 2456, 2460, 2462, 2463, 2464, 2465, 2466, 2469, 2470, 2471, 2472, 2473, 2474, 2477, 2478, 2479, 2480, 2481, 2482, 2483, 2484, 2487, 2488, 2489, 2500, 2502, 2505, 2506, 2508, 2515, 2516, 2517, 2518, 2519, 2525, 2526, 2527, 2528, 2529, 2530, 2533, 2534, 2535, 4275, 4285, 4287, 2540, 2541, 2560, 2564, 2565, 2566, 2569, 2571, 2574, 2576, 2577, 2622,
64
201507UndeclaredWACycloneCyclone IkolaThis event was not declared as a catastrophe event for insurance purposes as no damage was recorded, including in Australia's Indian ocean territories.$006APR201506APR2015
65
201506UndeclaredQLDCycloneCyclone NathanThis event was not declared as a catastrophe event for insurance purposes as no damage was reported.$020MAR201526MAR2015
66
201505UndeclaredWACycloneCyclone OlwynThis event was not declared as a catastrophe for insurance purposes. This insured loss estimate is based on market submissions to ICA from greater than 50% of market, modeled to estimate the industry loss estimate. Olwyn caused extensive damage along the coast of Western Australia, from Onslow to Kalbarri. On 15 March Olwyn's remnants bought severe storms to the Southern Western Australia. Olwyn was the first ex-tropical cyclone to hit Geraldton, Jurien Bay, Wheatbelt and Perth since cyclone Iggy in 2012 and Bianca in 2011.$66,800,00003MAR201514MAR2015$67,007,104
67
201504UndeclaredNSWTornadoTornado Cluster Illawarra RegionThis event was not declared as a catastrophe for insurance purposes. This insured loss estimate is based on market submissions to ICA from greater than 50% of market, modeled to estimate the industry loss estimate. Several tornadoes struck the Illawarra region south of Sydney, New South Wales. Tornadoes occurred at Kiama, Seven Mile Beach to Nowra, Jamberoo and Albion Park Rail. The tornado at Kiama caused significant damage to homes.$7,800,00024FEB201524FEB2015$8,549,324
68
201503UndeclaredNTCycloneSevere Tropical Cyclone LamThis event was not declared a catastrophe for insurance purposes. This insured loss estimate is based on market submissions to ICA from greater than 50% of market, modeled to estimate the industry loss estimate. Cyclone Lam in 2015 was the strongest storm to strike Australia's Northern Territory since Cyclone Monica in 2006. About six hours after Lam moved ashore, Cyclone Marcia struck Queensland as a Category 5 cyclone, marking the first time on record that two storms of Category 4 intensity struck Australia on the same day. $45,000,00002FEB201520FEB2015$51,522,673
69
201502CAT152QLDCycloneSevere Tropical Cyclone MarciaDeclared on the 20th of February 2015 following landfall of Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia near Rockhampton in Queensland as a Category 5 Cyclone.
* Insured Loss Value, $544,458 (77% Domestic, 23% Commercial)
* Lodged Claims​, 37,160
- 20,631 Residential Building Claims
- 11,319 Contents Claims
- 1,523 Domestic Motor Claims
- 68 Domestic Other
- 3,184 Commercial Property Claims
- 172 Commercial Motor Claims
- 214 Business Interruption Claims
- 49 Commercial Other
$544,163,45820FEB201520FEB2015$573,653,503POSTCODES DECLARED
4671, 4673, 4674, 4676, 4677, 4678, 4680, 4694, 4695, 4699, 4700, 4701, 4702, 4703, 4710, 4711, 4712, 4714, 4715, 4716, 4717, 4621, 4625, 4626, 4630, 4659, 4660, 4670,
70
201501CAT151SABushfire Sampsons Flat BushfireOn 2 January 2015, fire broke out at Sampson Flat, 38 km north-west of Adelaide. Over subsequent days damage occurred to livestock, crops, sheds, fencing and 27 homes were destroyed. No deaths occurred as a result of this event.
* Insured Loss Value, $62,133,554 (70% Domestic, 30% Commercial)
* Lodged Claims​, 837
- 298 Residential Building Claims
- 120 Contents Claims
- 87 Domestic Motor Claims
- 61 Domestic Other
- 112 Commercial Property Claims
- 90 Commercial Motor Claims
- 21 Business Interruption Claims
- 48 Commercial Other
$62,133,55402JAN201508JAN2015$69,616,414POSTCODES DECLARED
5091, 5125, 5126, 5231, 5232, 5131, 5233, 5132, 5234, 5133, 5114
71
2014
REVIEWED 22/5/2018
72
201413UndeclaredQLDCycloneCyclone KateA Category 2 cyclone in the Coral Sea that did not make landfall. Cyclone Kate caused minor damage in Torres Strait communities, primarily from wave action and erosion. This event was not declared a catastrophe event for insurance purposes.$021DEC201430DEC2014
73
201412UndeclaredQLDCycloneCyclone BakungA Category 2 cyclone in the Indian Ocean that did not make landfall. This event was not declared as a catastrophe event for insurance purposes.$010DEC201413DEC2014
74
201411CAT144QLDHail StormBrisbane HailstormCAT144 was declared by the ICA on the afternoon of 27 November 2014, after a supercell storm hit Brisbane with wind gusts of up to 144 km per hour, approximately 6000 lightning strikes and hail the size of tennis balls. The time of day (4pm) contributed to a large number of motor vehcile claims.
* Insured Loss Value, $1,391,556,200 (69% Domestic, 31% Commercial)
* Lodged Claims​, 124,252
- 22,527 Residential Building Claims
- 7,250 Contents Claims
- 81,571 Domestic Motor Claims
- 44 Domestic Other
- 6,128 Commercial Property Claims
- 6,474 Commercial Motor Claims
- 190 Business Interruption Claims
- 68 Commercial Other
$1,391,556,20027NOV201427NOV2014$1,535,440,024POSTCODES DECLARED
4520, 4000, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, 4009, 4010, 4011, 4012, 4013, 4014, 4025, 4030, 4031, 4032, 4034, 4051, 4053, 4054, 4055, 4059, 4060, 4061, 4064, 4065, 4066, 4067, 4068, 4069, 4072, 4073, 4074, 4075, 4077, 4101, 4102, 4103, 4104, 4105, 4106, 4107, 4108, 4109, 4110, 4111, 4112, 4113, 4114, 4115, 4116, 4117, 4118, 4119, 4120, 4121, 4122, 4123, 4127, 4151, 4152, 4153, 4154, 4155, 4156, 4157, 4158, 4159, 4160, 4161, 4163, 4169, 4170, 4171, 4172, 4173, 4174, 4178, 4179,
75
201410UndeclaredNSWArsonUrban Building ExplosionThis event was not declared as a catastrophe for insurance purposes due to the limited number of insurers involved. Whilst it was not declared, this arson/explosion is believed to have caused an insurance loss of $12.2 million.$12,200,00004SEP201404SEP2014$13,639,405
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201409CAT142QLDCycloneCyclone ItaCAT 142 was declared by the ICA in Queensland following Tropical Cyclone Ita crossing the coast near Cape Flattery on 11 April 2014 as a category 4 storm, with wind gusts of up to 230 km per hour. Moderate damage occurred in Hopevale and surrounding communities. $22,458,45111APR201411APR2014$24,556,116POSTCODES
4852, 4868-4888, 4895, 4822-4825, 4828, 4830, 4891, 4849-4850, 4750-4751, 4756, 4757, 4798, 4799, 4800, 4804, 4717-4720, 4722, 4565, 4676-4678, 4716
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201408UndeclaredNT, QLD, WACycloneCyclone GillianThis event was not declared as a catastrophe event for insurance purposes. Much of Far North Queensland was affected by rain for over a week as Gillian slowly moved through the Gulf of Carpentaria. On 17 March, Gillian brushed the Top End region, bringing only minor rainfall to coastal areas. This was the first cyclone to affect Christmas Island since Cyclone Rosie in 2008, Gillian approached the island as a category 2 system, causing light to moderate damage. Only one structure on the island, the Immigration Detention Centre, is constructed to cyclone-standards on the island. Gale-force winds, peaking at 96 km/h, battered the island for 15 hours. Several homes lost their roof and one family had to be evacuated, most structures were left unscathed.$006MAR201426MAR2014
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201407UndeclaredVICBushfireVictorian BushfiresThis event was not declared a catastrophe event for insurance purposes. Individual fires throughout the north and east of Victoria are believed to have caused the loss of livestock, fencing, farm equipment and upto 28 structures (unknown type). The ICA loss estimate for this undeclared event is $11.1 million.$11,100,00007FEB201414FEB2014$13,232,010
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201406UndeclaredWACycloneCyclone 09UThis event was not declared as a catastrophe for insurance purposes. The ICA loss estimate for this event is $7.1 million with the most notable damage occurring to 20 homes in the Kimberly (flooding).$1,700,00002FEB201412FEB2014$1,751,526
80
201405UndeclaredQLDCycloneCyclone FletcherThis event was not declared as a catastrophe for insurance purposes. No signifciant wind damage was reported in remote communities, there was isolated flood damage as a result of heavy rainfall in some remote catchments. The ICA loss estimate for this event is $3.8 million.$3,800,00030JAN201412FEB2014$4,368,763
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201404UndeclaredQLDCycloneCyclone DylanThis event was not declared as a catastrophe event for insurance purposes. ICA estimates the insured loss extended to $11.3 million, primarily from localised flooding exacerbated by king tides. There was siognificant uninsured damaged on some island resorts.$11,300,00024JAN201431JAN2014$13,019,565
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201403UndeclaredVICBushfireGrampians BushfireThis event was not declared as a catastrophe event for insurance purposes. 7,000 head of livestock were reported lost during the event, along with upto 30 structures (unknown type). The ICA loss estimate for this undeclared event is $18.5 million.$18,500,00015JAN201415JAN2014$20,753,550
83
201402UndeclaredQLDCycloneIntense Monsoonal LowThis event was not declared as a catastrophe for insurance purposes.$010JAN201423JAN2014
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201401CAT141WABushfirePerth Hills BushfireOn 12 January 2014 a fast moving busffire moved  through semi rural suburbs in the Perth Hills. 55 Homes were destroyed in the Mundaring Shire . One person lost his life  after collapsing on his roof whilst preparuing his home for the fires.
* Insured Loss Value, $87,812,300 (85% Domestic, 15% Commercial)
* Lodged Claims​, 430
- 108 Residential Building Claims
- 98 Contents Claims
- 78 Domestic Motor Claims
- 38 Domestic Other
- 44 Commercial Property Claims
- 7 Commercial Motor Claims
- 7 Business Interruption Claims
- 50 Commercial Other
$87,812,30010JAN201414JAN2014$97,900,802POSTCODES DECLARED
6105, 6107, 6055, 6056, 6109, 6057, 6110, 6058, 6111, 6070, 6071, 6072, 6073, 6074, 6556, 6076, 6081, 6082,
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201319UndeclaredWACycloneCyclone CatherineOn 31 December, Cyclone Catherine made landfall near Port Hedland, directly between Roebourne and Whim Creek as a Category 4 Cyclone (Severe) . All mining and shipping operations were cancelled in Port Hedland, however no actual damage to mining infrastructure was reported. Roebourne and Wickham bore the brunt of Christine's winds, with a maximum confirmed gust of 172 km/h recorded at Roebourne. Towns received significant damage and according to local residents of Wickham this "was the worst cyclone in recent memory"; several roofs were significantly damaged. In Roebourne, roofs of some houses were reported to have collapsed under the weight of water or were ripped off by wind gusts, while the whole town lost electricity for a short period. Karratha and Port Hedland were spared any major damage, apart from minor flooding and wind-related damage. This event was not declared as a catastrophe for insurance purposes. This insured loss estimate is based on market submissions to ICA from greater than 50% of market, modeled to estimate the industry loss estimate.$6,300,00025DEC201301JAN2014$6,217,498
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201318UndeclaredNSWTornadoNew England Tornado ClusterUp to four tornadoes were suspected to have touched down in the New England region, one tornado had an 100-200m wide path and estimated winds of 160 km/h near Tenterden, New South Wales. This event is reported to have destroyed a home, caused extensive damage to other property and uprooted trees. This event was not declared as a catastrophe for insurance purposes. This insured loss estimate is based on market submissions to ICA from greater than 50% of market, modeled to estimate the industry loss estimate.$1,000,00023NOV201323NOV2013$1,138,222
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201317UndeclaredNTCycloneCyclone AlessiaCyclone Alessia remained a marginal Category 1 cyclone as it skirted the northern Kimberley coast, passing just south of Troughton Island before emerging into the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf. It made its final landfall near the Anson Bay, Daly and Reynolds River Floodplains area of the Top End midday local time on 24 November. Owing to previously dry conditions, the rain associated with this system proved mostly beneficial to the region. Flash flooding along the Goomadeer River in Arnhem Land caught at least seven people off-guard, including one infant, as their two vehicles were overcome with water. Six people safely made it out while another was swept downstream. He was rescued two days later by local police. In Darwin, strong winds downed a few trees in the Northern Suburbs and Howard Springs while localised flooding occurred in Palmerston. Additionally, one power line was downed in the city. This event was not declared as a catastrophe for insurance purposes. This insured loss estimate is based on market submissions to ICA from greater than 50% of market, modeled to estimate the industry loss estimate. $4,500,00020NOV201301DEC2013$5,632,014
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201317UndeclaredVICTornadoArarat TornadoTrees were brought down and roofs were damaged on McLellan Street at about 7:45pm (AEDT).
One car was crushed by debris and the old sporting club rooms, which were used for storage, were blown apart by the storm. This event was not declared as a catastrophe for insurance purposes. This insured loss estimate is based on market submissions to ICA from greater than 50% of market, modeled to estimate the industry loss estimate.
$1,200,00022OCT201322OCT2013$1,399,333
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201316CAT135NSWBushfireBule Mountains Bushfires221 Residential properties destroyed in NSW Bushfires in various locations, primarily in the Blue Mountains.
* Insured Loss Value, $193,450,500 (83% Domestic, 17% Commercial)
* Lodged Claims​, 1,745
- 697 Residential Building Claims
- 538 Contents Claims
- 103 Domestic Motor Claims
- 30 Domestic Other
- 297 Commercial Property Claims
- 48 Commercial Motor Claims
- 27 Business Interruption Claims
- 5 Commercial Other
$193,450,50013OCT201313NOV2013$217,413,271POSTCODES DECLARED
2773, 2750, 2753, 2777, 2779, 2780, 2774, 2783, 2776, 2784, 2778, 2782
91
201315UndeclaredCycloneCyclone ZaneLate on 29 April it was upgraded to Category 1 Tropical Cyclone Zane, as it headed towards the coast of Queensland. A cyclone watch was issued for the Queensland coast between Thursday Island and Cooktown by the Bureau of Meteorology as Zane began to intensify.[65] On the 30 of April, the watch was upgraded to a warning for the whole of Cape York peninsula, as Zane rapidly intensified, reaching Category 2 on the Australian scale late on the 30 of April, while moving south-west toward the Queensland coast. Initial forecast to reach Category 3, Zane began to deteriorate as it moved north-west, and began to dissipate rapidly, dropping from Category 2 to a Tropical Low in less than 24 hours. Late on May 2, the remnant low crossed the coast near Lockhart River, causing minimal rain of less than 25 mm (5 cm) in the Torres Strait. This event was not declared as a catastrophe for insurance purposes.$027APR201302MAY2013
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201314UndeclaredCycloneCyclone VictoriaIndian Ocean Category 3 Storm, no landfall made and no damage reported. This event was not declared as a catastrophe for insurance purposes. $007APR201312APR2013
93
201313UndeclaredTornadoEastern Victorian Tornado ClusterAt least 20 people were taken to hospital, two in a critical condition, after two tornadoes cut a path of destruction across Victoria's north-east last night. A severe storm moved across an area stretching from Cobram to Rutherglen just after 7.00pm (AEDT), ripping roofs from houses and uprooting trees. Buildings in Rutherglen's historic main street were severely damaged, with awnings ripped off and windows smashed. The Murray Valley Highway at Bundalong was also closed for several hours after massive trees along a large stretch of the road were ripped to pieces.This event was not declared as a catastrophe for insurance purposes. This insured loss estimate is based on market submissions to ICA from greater than 50% of market, modeled to estimate the industry loss estimate.$2,300,00021MAR201321MAR2013$2,867,315
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201312UndeclaredCycloneCyclone TimLocated approximately 440 km (275 mi) north-east of Cairns, Tropical Cyclone Tim began to move in an east south-easterly direction towards Willis Island. It passed directly over the island, where the automated weather station recorded 10 minute wind gusts of 75 km (45 mi) before the station stopped recording.[58] By late on the 14 of March, Tim rapidly intensified into a Category 2 storm on the Australian Scale, with maximum 10 minute wind gusts of 95 km (60 mi) and a barometric pressure of 984 mbar, equal to a Tropical Storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. By the 15 of March, Tim began to swing towards the south-east, rather than continue its south-westerly track, and was expected to make landfall on the Queensland as a weak Category 1 or Tropical Low by the 19 of March. The storm managed to maintain its strength until the 17 of March. The residual tropical low persisted for several days in the eastern Coral Sea, moving north-west along the Queensland coast, and on the 20 of March, it dissipated 102 km (65 mi) east north-east of Cardwell on the north Queensland Coast. The remnants of the system crossed the coast near Innisfail on the 21 of March, bringing light winds and showers, however no significant totals or damage were recorded, apart from an isolated fall of 125.8 mm (5 in) of rain at Innisfail. This event was not declared as a catastrophe for insurance purposes. This insured loss estimate is based on market submissions to ICA from greater than 50% of market, modeled to estimate the industry loss estimate.$2,850,00010MAR201320MAR2013$2,937,205
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201311UndeclaredCycloneCyclone SandraCoral Sea Category 3 Storm that did not make significant landfall (exception, Lord Howe Island, no damage reported).This event was not declared as a catastrophe for insurance purposes. $005MAR201309MAR2013
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201310UndeclaredTornadoMetro Sydney TornadoA tornado with winds of up to 135 was reported in Sydney's inner east causing extensive damage at Kirribilli, Chifley, Malabar and Randwick. The effects were most severe at Kirribilli where it removing roofs from houses, uprooted trees and damaging the Westpac Bank and the Sydney Flying Squadron.This event was not declared as a catastrophe for insurance purposes. This insured loss estimate is based on market submissions to ICA from greater than 50% of market, modeled to estimate the industry loss estimate.$6,305,00023FEB201323FEB2013$7,391,306
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201309UndeclaredCycloneCyclone RustyOn 22 February, a tropical low formed northwest of Kuri Bay. Two days later, the low reached Tropical Cyclone strength and was named Rusty as it moved very slowly south towards the coast of Western Australia. A cyclone watch was declared for a large area of the Pilbara/Kimberley coastline between Broome and Mardie extending inland to Marble Bar. Rusty remained relatively stationary off the Western Australian coastline, reaching category 4 strength on 27 February with winds gusting to 230 km/h. Rusty made landfall on 27 February near Pardoo, 100 km East of Port Hedland. Due to the slow-moving nature of the cyclone, Port Hedland experienced 39 hours of winds of at least gale-force strength. The highest rainfall was recorded at Pardoo Station with a total of 482.5 mm. Confirmed falls of over 300 mm were also reported at De Grey Station and at Yarrie mine. The effects of Rusty were far reaching, with areas of Southern WA and the Goldfields experiencing heavy rains. For example, the city of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and the surrounding areas have had non-stop rains for over 15 hours, with totals amounting to about 88 mm for the city itself. This event was not declared as a catastrophe for insurance purposes. This insured loss estimate is based on market submissions to ICA from greater than 50% of market, modeled to estimate the industry loss estimate.$7,830,00022FEB201328MAR2013$8,250,041
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201308UndeclaredTornadoBallarat TornadoA small tornado swept through parts of Ballarat. Starting in Ballarat North where it caused the most damage, it rounded Black Hill, briefly crossing the CBD before sweeping across Ballarat East and continuing to Eureka in the east of the city. The tornado caused extensive and localised minor damage to houses and buildings, tearing away roofs, fences and garages, smashing windows, uprooting trees, destroying chimneys and cutting power to parts of the CBD and deactivating traffic lights. Wind gusts of over 80 km/h were recorded. This event was not declared as a catastrophe for insurance purposes. This insured loss estimate is based on market submissions to ICA from greater than 50% of market, modeled to estimate the industry loss estimate.$2,300,00031JAN201331JAN2013$2,920,420
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201307CAT134NSWStorm FloodingNSW Flooding Ex Cyclone OswaldSevere storm activity effecting Northern NSW town, including Grafton and Lismore. This was a result of ex tropical Oswald.
* Insured Loss Value, $125,310,500 (61% Domestic, 39% Commercial)
* Lodged Claims​, 13,466
- 6,145 Residential Building Claims
- 4,923 Contents Claims
- 1,310 Domestic Motor Claims
- 48 Domestic Other
- 896 Commercial Property Claims
- 20 Commercial Motor Claims
- 17 Business Interruption Claims
- 107 Commercial Other
$125,310,50023JAN201330JAN2013$139,906,160POSTCODES DECLARED
2463, 2464, 2465, 2466, 2469, 2470, 2471, 2472, 2473, 2474, 2476, 2477, 2478, 4275, 2479, 2480, 4285, 2481, 4287, 2482, 2483, 2484, 2486, 2487, 2488, 2489, 2460,
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201306CAT133QLDFloodingQLD Flooding Ex Cyclone OswaldAlthough a relatively weak storm, Oswald produced torrential rains over much of Queensland. Rainfall peaked in Tully where approximately 1,000 mm (39 in) of rain fell, with 632 mm (24.9 in) falling over a 48 hour span. The township of Scherger received a record-breaking 370 mm (15 in) in just 24 hours. These rains caused widespread flooding in the state that shut down many roads and isolated communities. The town of Ingham was completely cut off due to high waters. Residents in the town were advised to stock up on emergency supplies as the Herbert River rose rapidly after 200 mm (7.9 in) of rain fell in the town in just three hours. In Cairns, winds up to 90 km/h (56 mph) left many homes without power and waves up to 4 m (13 ft) prompted the cancellation of most coastal activities. Additionally, a brief tornado or waterspout with winds of 140 km/h (87 mph) touched down near Hay Point. Flooding caused by Oswald has killed at least 6 people in Australia, making it the deadliest cyclone to hit the Australian mainland since Cyclone Rona-Frank in February 1999. Flooding and storm activity resulting from Ex TC Oswald. This caused servere flooding in the Bundaberg and North Burnett areas.
* Insured Loss Value, $987,000,000 (72% Domestic, 28% Commercial)
* Lodged Claims​, 89,518
- 51,039 Residential Building Claims
- 22,706 Contents Claims
- 3,561 Domestic Motor Claims
- 112 Domestic Other
- 11,821 Commercial Property Claims
- 66 Commercial Motor Claims
- 105 Business Interruption Claims
- 108 Commercial Other
$987,000,00020JAN201329JAN2013$1,130,943,627POSTCODES DECLARED
4671, 4673, 4674, 4676, 4677, 4570, 4680, 4580, 4581, 4600, 4601, 4620, 4621, 4625, 4630, 4650, 4655, 4659, 4660, 4662, 4670,
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