Registration for Insurance Duty - Western Australia


All registered general insurers in Western Australia are required to register for insurance duty. Insurance duty is a percentage of the premium paid in relation to contracts of general insurance.

A general insurer is a person who writes insurance policies that relate to:

  • property in Western Australia
  • a risk or future event that may occur within Western Australia.

General insurance does not include insurance for areas such as:

  • life insurance
  • employer liability
  • transport of goods.

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 general insurer or be from the Insurance Commission of Western Australia
  • pay the prescribed fee.

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


As specified on the registration.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Duty is calculated at a rate of 10% on the total premium paid in relation to the policy of general insurance.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Revenue Online (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Duties Act 2008 Western Australia

Application process


You can register for insurance duty via Revenue Online.

Administering agency

Department of Finance

Office of State Revenue

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:

Duties Enquiries

Office of State Revenue

Department of Finance

Operating address: 200 St Georges Terrace
Western Australia 6000
Mailing address: GPO BOX T1600
Perth, Western Australia 6845
Phone: 1300 368 364
Phone: 08 9262 1100
Fax: 08 9226 0834
Website: Office of State Revenue (Opens in new window)