Veterans' Affairs (part of the Defence Portfolio)
Economical home insurance, and a range of other insurances, is available to current and former ADF members who are eligible under the Defence Service Homes Act 1918. Eligible members of both the Permanent Forces and the Reserves are able to access the Defence Service Homes Insurance Scheme (DSHIS). DSHIS is an Australian Government scheme administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The following are eligible to take out policies with Defence Service Homes Insurance: - An Australian veteran - Current or former ADF members, Reservists or Peacekeepers - Widows or widowers of any of the above - Members of the ex-service community - Those that provide services to the above communities DSHIS reduces the risk of under insurance by estimating the replacement cost of your home for you. We also include an amount to cover those extra expenses you may incur if you have to re-build such as temporary accommodation, demolition costs and extra costs related to re-building. DSHIS building insurance includes accidental damage, fusion and flood cover as standard.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Defence Service Homes Act 1918

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

    6 March 1919

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