Register for Insurance Duty - Victoria


You will need this registration to offer general insurance in Victoria for the purpose of paying duty on insurances. A ten per cent duty is charged on the gross value of the policy premium, including commission and GST. Examples of general insurance include:

  • insurance for a car
  • insurance for home
  • contents insurance
  • trauma and disability cover.

Service type


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


Please note that exemptions to the requirement to pay this duty exist. These exemptions include:

  • hospital or medical benefits
  • WorkCover
  • goods and merchandise including freight carried by land, sea and air
  • physical hulls of floating commercial vessels
  • damage by hail to cereal or fruit crops.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees may vary. Please contact the responsible agency for more information.

Act(s) name

Duties Act 2000 Victoria

Application process


The registered general insurer must lodge a return with the Agency showing all premiums collected in the preceding month, and pay the appropriate duty, on or before the 21st day of each month.

If an insured party is liable, that party must lodge a return with containing all the particulars, and pay the appropriate duty, within 21 days after the end of the month in which the relevant premium was paid.

Please note that a return must be lodged even if you do not have to pay any duty that month.

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance

State Revenue Office

Contact details

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

Supporting information