New data from Suncorp Group’s brands including Suncorp, GIO and AAMI has revealed the worst storm-affected regions in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria from the past year.
The data has been used to educate home owners on how they can prepare for the upcoming natural disaster season, drawing on our partnerships with the State Emergency Service in Queensland and Victoria.
Suncorp Chief Operating Officer Paul Smeaton said: “We’ve seen the devastating impacts of storms, floods and cyclones, and we know what can be done to help protect homes and families.
“Our research shows even small-scale storms can have a big impact, so we’re hoping to encourage households, businesses and communities to get ready and undertake home maintenance and preparation now – because waiting until a storm is bearing down is just too late.”
Across the three states, our capital cities were among the worst affected for storm damage. Outside of the capital cities, Rockhampton, Toowoomba, Townsville and the Whitsundays featured in the top ten Queensland hotspots, while the Central Coast, Newcastle and Byron Bay were hotspots in NSW and the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.
In Queensland, Suncorp has also partnered with rugby league legend Johnathan Thurston to launch the Suncorp Storm Score, a community challenge to help home owners prepare wih activities tailored to your region.
Queenslanders can access the Suncorp Storm Score community challenge on their smartphone at stormscore.suncorp.com.au.
#Queensland's storm hotspots (July 2019 – June 2020)
3,857 home claims
Suburbs: Helensvale, Southport, Labrador, Runaway Bay, Hope Island
3,770 home claims
Suburbs: Glasshouse Mountains, Caloundra West, Gympie, Little Mountain, Palmview
2,832 home claims
Suburbs: Forest Lake, Coorparoo, Cleveland, Greenslopes, Alexandra Hills
1,724 home claims
Suburbs: The Gap, Kenmore, Chermside West, Albany Creek, Ashgrove
1,444 home claims
Suburbs: Yeppoon, Frenchville, Berserker, Norman Gardens, The Range
#NSW's storm hotspots (July 2019 – June 2020)
8,369 home claims
Suburbs: Engadine, Caringbah (South), Miranda, Maroubra, Dover Heights
5,892 home claims
Suburbs: Frenchs Forest, Mosman, St Ives, Castle Hill, Wahroonga
3,870 home claims
Suburbs: Umina Beach, Terrigal, Wamberal, Berkeley Vale, Chittaway Bay
2,235 home claims
Suburbs: Glenmore Park, Prestons, Harrington Park, West Hoxton, Casula
1,632 home claims
Suburbs: Bonora Point, Inverell, Tenterfield, Kingscliff, Grafton
#Victoria's storm hotspots (July 2019 – June 2020)
8,128 home claims
Suburbs: Glen Iris, Malvern East, Camberwell, Caulfield North, Brighton
3,156 home claims
Suburbs: Templestowe, Warrandyte, Doncaster East, North Warrandyte, Mill Park
2,016 home claims
Suburbs: Taylors Lakes, Werribee, Hillside, Point Cook, St Albans
1,455 home claims
Suburbs: Pakenham, Mornington, Mount Martha, Mount Eliza, Frankston
1,043 home claims
Suburbs: Craigieburn, Sunbury, Keilor East, Greenvale, Essendon