Registration for Insurance Duty - New South Wales


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.

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
  • provide the required information.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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No fees are required.

Act(s) name

Duties Act 1997 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Customer Service

Revenue NSW

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Insurance Enquiries

Revenue NSW

Department of Customer Service

New South Wales
Mailing address: GPO BOX 4042
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Contact us phone: 02 7808 6915
Phone: 1300 139 817
Website: Revenue NSW (Opens in new window)