Australia has significant exposure to natural disaster events such as cyclones, floods, bushfires and storms. But how can you find out which events are most likely to occur in your location?
Various government agencies in Australia are responsible for mapping and disclosing hazard exposures to property owners. In some instances however, the information can be time consuming to locate.
The Insurance Council of Australia has been collecting and using government hazard mapping for the last decade, in an effort to understand where these hazards most frequently occur.
Insurers use highly detailed versions of this data to understand the probability of a claim occurring at an individual address level. Many insurers also have their own commercially sensitive hazard, claims and repair cost data to help them competitively set premiums that they believe best reflect the risks and the costs of these events when they occur.
The MyHazards application provides users with a less detailed summary of the potential risks facing any address. This information will potentially differ from the high resolution information used by some insurers. The information provided in the application is a guide only and is intended to encourage the property owner to seek out more accurate information where necessary from the government authority responsible for hazard management in their area.
This is summary information only and is not suitable for making critical safety or personal financial decisions. Hazard data is almost constantly being improved by governments at all levels and you should check back often to see if data has changed for your location.
The terms and conditions for use of this application are flagged in the application at startup and must be accepted before proceeding. The terms and conditions are available at http://www.icadataglobe.com/myhazards.
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Ratings and Reviews
Stuff I didn’t know
Great app, should really help people with flood risks to get ready. I didn’t know I had a flood risk but this showed me that it could happen and my council confirmed it.
It’s great to see the insurance industry doing something for consumers. Lucky my property doesn’t have any hazards!
Currently not loading the map
The concept is fantastic. Not sure if it’s ready for use yet but the address search is working but the map and info is not loading.
I have confirmed that it is compatible with my iPhone se.
Developer Response ,
Hi LMack23 - thanks for trying out the application. Official launch is 1st June, so we are still refining data feeds. So we can check that’s its not a data issue it would be great to know which town and state you were searching for hazard results in, send to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to assist.
- Insurance Council of Australia Ltd
- 106.2 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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