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Short-stay Rental House

Short-stay Rental House Insurance is a comprehensive policy for full-time hosts

Do you rent out your house full-time on platforms like Airbnb and Stayz?

Our Short-stay Rental House policy covers your property for 6 or 12 month


Why choose Short-stay Rental House?


  • Cover for guest related damage and general building and contents
  • Cover for 6 or 12 months
  • Your standard landlord insurance may not cover short-stay renting


  • No more long phone calls – manage and purchase your policies through your ShareCover account. No fuss.


  • Specialist insurance for short-stay rentals
  • We’ve covered over 500,000 nights
  • Backed IAG, Australia’s largest general insurance group

You choose the sum insured for your building up to $2m and contents up to $500k with $10m of liability cover included.

What does Short-stay Rental House cover?

Guest related damage and liability

  • Fire
  • Impact
  • Explosion, landslide or subsidence
  • Theft or attempted theft
  • Malicious damage
  • Bursting, leaking, discharging or overflowing
  • Riot or civil commotion
  • Accidental breakage of glass
  • Liability

Home and contents

  • Fire
  • Impact
  • Explosion, landslide or subsidence
  • Theft or attempted theft
  • Malicious damage
  • Bursting, leaking, discharging or overflowing
  • Riot or civil commotion
  • Accidental breakage of glass
  • Natural perils (Bushfire, Lightning or thunderbolt, Earthquake or tsunami, Storm or rainwater)

Additional benefits

  • Change of locks
  • Electric motor burnout
  • Emergency services access
  • Failure to vacate
  • Glass breakage
  • Loss of rental income
  • Pet damage
  • Plants, trees and shrubs
  • Prevention of access
  • Rebuilding fees
  • Tax audit
  • Temporary accommodation

For a full list of covered events, please read the PDS. This cover is subject to exclusions and limitations, and for a full list please read the PDS.

Things to note

  • Short-stay Rental House Insurance does not cover damage caused by the host, the host's family, the owner, the owner's family or someone living with the host or owner in the property.

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You can be confident in knowing we're proudly backed by Insurance Australia Group.

IAG is the name behind some of the most trusted and respected insurance brands in the regions in which it operates. Its businesses have helped people recover from natural disasters, accidents and loss since 1851.

IAG's businesses underwrite over $11billion of premium per annum, selling insurance under many leading brands including NRMA Insurance, CGU, SGIO, SGIC, Swann Insurance and WFI (Australia); and NZI, State, AMI and Lumley Insurance (New Zealand).

Standard & Poor's has assigned a 'Very Strong' Insurer Financial Strength Rating of 'AA-' to the Group's core operating subsidiaries.

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ShareCover is issued by Insurance Australia Limited ABN 11 000 016 722 AFS Licence No. 227681 trading as ShareCover Enterprises. When making decisions about a product, always read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS). For home policies, please also read our Key Fact Sheets (KFS) for buildings and contents which set out some of the events/risks covered and not covered by our home policies and other information you should consider. These sheets do not provide a complete statement of the cover offered, exclusions, conditions and limits that apply under the policies. You should carefully read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and all policy documentation for more details.

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