Approval of a Fidelity Fund Scheme - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this approval if you intend to operate an approved fidelity fund scheme. Approved fidelity fund schemes issue fidelity certificates to builders. A fidelity certificate is an alternative form of insurance that builders can apply for instead of obtaining a residential work insurance (also known as housing indemnity insurance). Builders need this insurance / protection for:

  • construction of certain kinds of residence
  • certain alterations or additions to certain kinds of existing residence where the work is valued at over $12 000.

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 approval you must:

  • create a trust and appoint a trustee deemed suitable for the position by the Agency
  • detail the financial management of the scheme
  • establish the scope of building work for which a fidelity certificate may be issued under the scheme
  • create eligibility criteria for an application to be approved
  • determine the process for application of claims under the scheme
  • provide information regarding how you will comply with any relevant prudential standards.


6 years after completion of project


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Act(s) name

Building Act 2004 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate


Contact details

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