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Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA) has offered domestic building insurance (sometimes called ‘home warranty’) in Victoria since 2010. QBE issues domestic building insurance as VMIA's agent. This insurance aims to improve confidence in the state’s building industry through better information, transparency and protection of homeowners and registered builders. VMIA’s domestic building insurance is obtained by builders on behalf of homeowners.
VMIA seeks to improve access to information for homeowners and prospective homeowners or their conveyancers by providing tools to:
Search for eligible builders
Choose a builder that holds current eligibility for domestic building insurance.
Request a property search
Check whether a certificate of insurance has been issued by VMIA for a particular property on or after 01 July 2015.
Make a claim on your VMIA Domestic Building Insurance
Relating to coverage of building work deemed incomplete or defective because the contracted builder has died, disappeared or become insolvent or, if the certificate of insurance was issued on or after 1 July 2015, the builder has failed to comply with a VCAT or Court Order.
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It is a legal requirement in Victoria for builders to take out DBI (also known as builder’s warranty insurance) for domestic building works valued at more than $16,000 (from 1 July 2014). Find out more.
Building or renovating a home can be a stressful experience if you have incomplete or defective works and your builder is not around to fix or complete the works. Find out more.
DBI provides cover to a homeowner in certain circumstances where building work is incomplete and/or defective and the builder has died, disappeared or become insolvent or if the insurance was issued on or after 1 July 2015, the builder has failed to comply with a VCAT or court order. Find out more.