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We are Australia's Award Winning Specialist Insurer.

Berkley Insurance Australia (BIA) is a world class general insurer providing customised solutions across a range of specialist product lines. As a company, our motto is local teams supporting local brokers, ensuring fast responses to requests for quotes, risk submissions and new claims. Winning the NIBA General Insurer of the Year in 2020, Insurer of the Year for Insurance Advisernet 2022 and Insurer of the Year for the Insurance Business Brokers on Insurers Awards in 2021, 2022 and 2023, we know that our personalised service is highly valued by our network of clients.

When placing a risk with BIA, our Brokers expect that their client’s will get the best treatment by our dedicated Underwriters and Claims Managers. Specialists in their product lines, these professionals have extensive knowledge of the local insurance market. By working together, our Underwriters can provide Brokers with solutions to cover their clients against risks that arise from operating a business.


Exceptional quality from an A+ rated company

Belonging to the global W. R. Berkley Corporation, Berkley Insurance Australia has a rich history of excellence. Being a prominent member of the global insurance community, Berkley has offices in the US, UK, Continental Europe, South America, Canada, Mexico, Scandinavia, and the Asia-Pacific region.

W. R. Berkley Corporation member insurance companies share the distinction of being rated A+ (Strong) by Standard & Poor’s and A+ (Superior) in Financial Strength by the A.M. Best Company.


Fast and attentive service

We believe that making ourselves accessible to clients is one of the most important factors in our continuing success. Whenever a broker has a matter they wish to discuss, they are welcome to phone anyone in our Underwriting Team and get an answer immediately. Always being there for our Brokers means they can provide immediate support to their clients.

Embracing cutting-edge technology with the BindIT platform, we’ve achieved a more streamlined approach to underwriting for our clients. Now our Brokers can obtain quick quotes, bind policies, and download documents all through this secure platform.

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Berkley Insurance Australia is part of a global insurance model which is founded on four essential principles:


Fast responses from local underwriters


Knowledgeable underwriters who understand and are willing to help


A member of W. R. Berkley Corporation, whose insurance company subsidiaries are rated A+


Fair and fast claims handling

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Our Claims Promise

Paying claims is the real test of an insurance policy. Our philosophy is to ‘Play Fair, Pay Early’ ensuring that our clients and their reputations are properly protected.

Our ASIC and APRA authorisations means our clients can take comfort that they are dealing with a regulated insurance company  committed to the Australian market. Our professionalism and product knowledge has allowed us to attain the position as a leading specialist insurer, offering a wide range of valued general insurance products to small, medium and large businesses.

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