Defence Services Homes Insurance Scheme
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.
Type of Body
F. Non Statutory - Function w Separate Branding
Established By / Under
Act / Regulation
Established By/Under More info
Defence Service Homes Act 1918
Annual Report Prepared and tabled?
6 March 1919