General or life insurance duty
We maintain a list of insurers who are registered. If you are unsure if you are registered or if you would like to see the list, contact us.
When do I register?
General insurers must register for duty if:
you write general insurance, and
you do so otherwise as an insurance intermediary, and
you are an authorised general insurer under the Commonwealth Insurance Act 1973
Life insurers must register for duty as soon as you start writing life insurance policies.
If you have taken out insurance with a non-registered insurer you are liable for the insurance duty. For more information on how to pay, contact us.
You may also be registered if you are an insurance intermediary who wishes to lodge returns on behalf of your clients. For more information, contact us.
How do I register?
To register, download and complete your registration form and return it to us.
What happens next?
You will receive your insurance letter in mid-July each year. This letter contains instructions on how to complete your annual return, as well as instructions on how to pay your duty.
If you do not receive premiums every month, you may be considered an occasional insurer. For more information, contact us.