So what have Aussie blokes got hidden in their man caves?

MEN are investing thousands of dollars to transform their sheds and garages into 'man caves', yet more than a quarter (27%) don't have the right insurance to cover their valued possessions.

Woolworths Insurance research has shown that men keep fridges, TVs, tools, golf clubs, BBQs and pool tables in their caves.

"When you add up the cost of a fridge, TV, bicycle, sporting equipment and golf clubs you might be surprised at how much what's in your man cave is worth,'' Chris Cramond, head of Woolworths Insurance said.

"Depending on your insurance policy items stored in man caves may not be covered in your existing home and contents insurance.

Make sure you declare all the items that need to be covered in and outside of the home, to ensure you have the right amount of cover," he said.

The research also found that nearly one fifth (17%) of those surveyed admitted they don't secure their man cave.

"Remember, even with the right home and contents insurance it is important you lock up the man cave so that your insurance remains valid," Mr Cramond said.

While 86 per cent of men surveyed agree it's necessary to have home contents insurance to protect their man cave, 23 per cent "haven't got around" to taking it out and 17 per cent think they're unlikely to need it.

Nearly a quarter (23%) think they don't own anything valuable enough.


1.       A lawn mower - 73%
2.       Gardening equipment - 73%
3.       Tools - 70%
4.       Bicycle - 56%
5.       Golf Clubs - 34%
6.       A fridge - 29%
7.       A BBQ - 19%
8.       TV or stereo - 13%
9.       Snowboard/skis/surfboard - 10%
10.    Pool/snooker/table tennis table - 7%

Topics:  insurance man cave sheds woolworths

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Next generation of yogis learn in the Lockyer

TUNING IN: Sarah Weber runs her kids yoga class once a week, each term from her Cura Life Studio in Gatton.

Yoga teacher Sarah Weber shares the benefits of starting yoga early.

All's Wells for Madi after third national silver medal

RISING STAR: Lockyer District Athletic Club's Madison Wells celebrates her latest silver medal success with mum Sharyn and dad Lee in Melbourne.

Madison Wells won silver at the Australian Multi-events titles.

Bid on hot cross buns to help raise funds

GOING HOT: The Old Fernvale Bakery aim to raise $40,000 for the Lady Cilento Childrens Hospital by donating $1 from every pack of hot cross buns sold. Pictured here are Lyn and Bill Rose with the latest hot cross bun creation, cranberry, pistachio and white chocolate.

Help the Old Fernvale bakery get over the line.

Local Partners