General Insurance Prudential Standards - Australian Government

Service summary

You must comply with these standards if you operate as an authorised general insurer or authorised non-operating holding company. The Agency has enacted a collection of prudential standards to ensure authorised general insurers and authorised non-operating holding companies are operated appropriately.

The standards require insurance providers to adopt prudent practice in relation to:

  • Maintenance of required levels of capital adequate to the scale, nature and complexity of its business;
  • Insurance risk;
  • Insurance concentration risk;
  • Asset risk;
  • Asset concentration risk; and
  • Operational risk.

The standards also contain other requirements relating to:

  • The appointment of an auditor and an actuary;
  • Economic capital models;
  • Regulatory capital models; and
  • Internal capital adequacy assessment processes.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

Act(s) name

Insurance Act 1973 (Australian Government)

Contact details

APRA Enquiries Line
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority


Operating address:
Level 2
10-12 Brisbane Ave
Barton
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9836
Canberra City, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

1300558849

Fax:

02 62135251
contactapra@apra.gov.au

APRA Enquiries Line
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority


Operating address:
Level 26
400 George Street
Sydney
New South Wales 2000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9836
Sydney, Western Australia 2001

Phone:

1300558849

Phone:

02 92103000

Fax:

02 92103411
contactapra@apra.gov.au

APRA Enquiries Line
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority


Operating address:
Level 26
400 George Street
Sydney
New South Wales 2000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9836
Sydney, Western Australia 2001

Phone:

1300558849

Phone:

08 82353200

Fax:

08 82353200
contactapra@apra.gov.au

APRA Enquiries Line
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority


Operating address:
Level 9
500 Queen Street
Brisbane City
Queensland 4000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9836
Brisbane, Queensland 4001

Phone:

1300558849

Phone:

07 30018500

Fax:

07 30018501
contactapra@apra.gov.au

APRA Enquiries Line
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority


Operating address:
Level 22
25 Grenfell Street
Adelaide
South Australia 5000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9836
Adelaide, South Australia 5001

Phone:

1300558849

Phone:

08 82353200

Fax:

08 82353222
contactapra@apra.gov.au

APRA Enquiries Line
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority


Operating address:
Level 21, Casselden Place
2 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne
Victoria 3000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9836
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Phone:

1300558849

Phone:

03 92467500

Fax:

03 96635085
contactapra@apra.gov.au

APRA Enquiries Line
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority


Operating address:
Level 21, Casselden Place
2 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne
Victoria 3000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9836
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Phone:

1300558849

Phone:

03 92467500

Fax:

03 96635085
contactapra@apra.gov.au

APRA Enquiries Line
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority


Operating address:
Level 5
5 Mill Street
Perth
Western Australia 6000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9836
Perth, Western Australia 6001

Phone:

1300558849

Phone:

08 94206100

Fax:

08 94818142
contactapra@apra.gov.au

Supporting information

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