Registration for Insurance Duty - New South Wales

Service summary

You will be required to register for insurance duty if you intend to operate as a general or life insurer in New South Wales. An insurer is a person or entity who writes insurance, other than as an insurance intermediary, and is authorised to do so under Commonwealth legislation.

Please be aware that duty is payable for each insurance policy you provide. This duty is calculated according to the nature or type of insurance involved, with the amount being a percentage of the premium paid.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration you must:

  • be authorised as a life insurer or general insurer under the Commonwealth Act;
  • pay the prescribed fee; and
  • provide the required information.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



No fees are required.

Other resources

Comply Insurance Duty: Fact Sheet Opens in a new browser window

Administering agency

Office of State Revenue

Act(s) name

Duties Act 1997 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enquiries, Insurance Registrations

Operating address:
The Lang Centre
132 Marsden Street, 2150
New South Wales 2150
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 4042
Sydney, New South Wales 2001


1300 139 817


02 9689 6200


02 9689 8200

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