Insurers are “very worried” about the coming summer season, according to the Insurance Council of Australia’s CEO Andrew Hall.
This is due to summer being the season “where the most amount of natural disasters tend to strike our country”.
“This year they’re predicting a very wet one, we are expecting a few more cyclones than normal in Queensland and a lot of rain down the east coast,” he said.
Mr Hall said while insurers are well equipped to handle natural disasters, their efforts might be hampered by border closures between Queensland and New South Wales.
“We are very worried [about being] able to mobilise the workforce needed in the clean-up.”