What we do
In this section you can learn more about our research, education, insurance and fund management roles.
Insurance and claims
Resilience and research
Research and resilience
EQCover can help get you back on your feet after a natural disaster
What you're covered for
EQCover applies to several types of natural hazard damage
Natural Disaster Fund
Find out what the Natural Disaster Fund is used for and how it's invested
Our research programme is a core part of our Resilience Strategy for Natural Hazard Risk Reduction and is part of our function under the Earthquake Commission Act 1993.
Our role in a natural disaster
We’re implementing a purchase order system
Natural disaster insurance
EQCover insurance overview
Natural Disaster Response Model
Natural disaster response model page
Make or manage an EQC claim
Many new EQCover claims can be managed by your private insurer. This page provides more information.
Requesting claim information
If you want information about the history of a claim, find out more here
Process for managing EQCover claims
Making urgent repairs
Making urgent repairs
Projects on the go, how to apply for funding, search for research results
Data and modelling
Major data and loss modelling projects
Risk reduction and resilience
How we work to reduce risk and build resilience
Creating an Aotearoa New Zealand that is better informed about our natural hazards and more prepared for their impacts.
Making your home safer for natural hazards
Features to look for in a property
Apartments and shared property
What to think about and how to prepare
Building and renovating
Make your investment last
Ways to make your rental home safer
Ways to protect your investment
Natural hazards where you live
Know what hazards could affect the area you live in
Useful information to help you prepare
Building and renovating ›
If you are building a new home or making changes to your current home, it is the perfect time to make sure your home is well prepared for the tests of a natural disaster.
When building or renovating, you need to consider whether your property has increased vulnerability to natural hazards.
When planning your new build, talk to your licensed building practitioner, designer or an engineer about what designs, construction methods and materials will help make your new home strong and safe in a natural disaster.
You’ll need to consider the type of land your home will sit on and how that land will perform during a natural disaster.
If you’re thinking about renovating your home, consider improving its resilience at the same time.
You will need to find out about your options for insuring your building project and also your new or renovated home.