About Insurance Advisernet

Insurance Advisernet was founded in 1996 with the aim of providing high quality risk management advice that business owners can trust. Today we’re one of the largest and most respected General Insurance businesses in Australia and New Zealand, with an ever-growing network of over 180 insurance advisers across 140 locations.

As part of the AUB Group (formerly Austbrokers), an ASX-listed company with over $4.5 billion in gross written premiums under management, our buying power spans major insurers in Australasia as well as access to major overseas insurers.


Advice you can trust

Trust has always been the cornerstone on which Insurance Advisernet is built. In fact, we believe there’s nothing more important when it comes to protecting you and your business. Watch the video to find out more.

Our Difference

We believe in delivering the very best advice, the most efficient systems and the right insurance solutions for our clients, all built upon four core business pillars…


Our Community

As a leader in the general insurance industry, Insurance Advisernet believes it’s important to take an active role in the local communities in which we operate.


Our Partners

The strength of Insurance Advisernet goes beyond the walls of our own business. It’s also about the quality partnerships we build and nurture every day, from the...


Our Team

Since first opening our doors in 1996 the success and growth of Insurance Advisernet has been built upon one thing more than any other: smart and experienced...


  • Trust.

    Trust is the cornerstone on which our business is built. It means we do what we say we’ll do. Use our expertise to put your needs first and foremost. And are always transparent about the advice we provide and why we provide it.

  • Advice.

    Great advice is based on great understanding and relationships. It’s why adopting a risk management approach and assessing your unique risk profile is essential to ensuring the right polices are always in place. It’s what sets us apart.

  • Choice.

    Insurance is no time for compromise. It’s vital to have access to a wide range of insurance options so, once identified, your needs can be effectively met. That’s why we have active relationships with more than 100 major insurers.

  • Value.

    Price is always important. But value goes much further. It’s the sum total of the depth of our relationships, the quality of our advice, the breadth of our offering and the efficiency of our systems – all bolstered by our unrivalled buying power as the one of the leading general insurance advisory dealer groups. Ultimately though, our key value to you is as your advocate in the event of a claim.

Unequivocal advice…frequently performs over and above the capacity of most professionals I have ever worked alongside.

Over many years Insurance Advisernet advisers Marni and Darrin Dittman have built an enviable reputation amongst businesses in and around the Gladstone region of Queensland. At the heart of their ongoing commitment to their clients is a focus on constant learning and improvement.

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Insurance News

  • Start on the right foot. 7 things to know when setting up a new company.

    Insurance Advisernet , August 18 2017

    Starting your own company is an exciting time. It’s likely to be one of the more pivotal moments in your career, if not your entire life. But it’s also a time inevitably filled with processes, responsibilities and pitfalls. The good news is with a little planning and a trusted support team around you, you can significantly smooth the process. While there are many things you’ll need to consider when starting out, here are seven of the most common – and important.

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  • IA Supports KidsXpress – Helping Kids with Emotional Trauma

    Insurance Advisernet Foundation , August 17 2017

    Many children suffer from emotional trauma during their early formative years, resulting in a lack of coping mechanisms later in life. Ultimately, the long term effects of these traumas can be broken relationships, violence, drug and alcohol dependence, homelessness, and abuse and neglect. IA is proud to support KidsXpress, an Australian charity, who provide a range of proven intervention therapies for children in need. During August 2017, Anthony Anastasio (principal of the Everest Risk Group, a Corporate Authorised Representative of IA) and Stephen Carey of Chubb Insurance, ran the City to Surf in Sydney on behalf of KidsXpress.

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  • Have you reviewed your small business insurances lately?

    Insurance Advisernet , August 03 2017

    Insurances are an accepted part of doing business, but many small companies in Australia are essentially putting their businesses at risk, simply because they don’t have the right type of insurances.

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  • Do you need Directors and Officers insurance?

    Insurance Advisernet , July 27 2017

    Company Directors earn a good living, but this must also be countered with the increase in responsibility, stress and liabilities that comes with such lofty positions. The ride isn’t always rough however, as there can be long stretches of company growth and smooth sailing, but what happens when something goes wrong?

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  • Tips for running your business while taking a break

    Insurance Advisernet , July 14 2017

    Many people start their own small business with the goal of being able to spend more time with their family and take frequent breaks throughout the year. Indeed, increased flexibility and being your own boss are some of the biggest motivating factors for starting a small business.

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  • IA Supports Parkinson’s Research via the Shake it Up Foundation

    Insurance Advisernet , July 11 2017

    Did you know that 32 Australians are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every day? In Australia, 80,000 people suffer from this condition with 20% below the age of 50 and 10% below the age of 40. Unfortunately, the number of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease is still increasing every year, so it is important that research into this debilitating condition is continually pushed forward.

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  • IA Supports Tour de Cure in Australia

    Insurance Advisernet , June 21 2017

    Tour de Cure is a non-profit organisation that organises tours and events across Australia to fund pioneering Australian cancer projects. The Insurance Advisernet Foundation (IA) is pleased to support Tour de Cure by making a $10,000 donation to help fund the work of Australian scientists who have dedicated their lives to uncovering a cure for cancer.

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  • Will the 2017 Federal Budget benefit SMEs?

    Insurance Advisernet , June 16 2017

    It is good to know that small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) have had some wins in the 2017 Federal Budget, however this must be tempered with the fact that these changes are not set in stone quite yet. Until the Budget has passed through both the House of Representatives and the Senate, any of the below proposed benefits to businesses are still up in the air.

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  • TO RENEW? OR REVIEW? Making sure your insurance keeps pace with your changing business needs

    Insurance Advisernet , May 27 2017

    Okay, okay. Not many people look forward to renewing their insurance each year. After all, when you’re busy running a business the last thing you probably want is to spend time reviewing policy schedules and Product Disclosure Statements. But as tempting as it can be to get your renewals over and done with simply by sticking with what you already have, be careful.

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  • Supporting Starlight. Supporting sick Aussie kids

    Insurance Advisernet , May 16 2017

    For almost three decades Starlight Children’s Foundation (“Starlight”) has been brightening the lives of seriously ill children and their families. Recently the Insurance Advisernet Foundation was delighted to play a small but important part in shaping the next generation of Starlight’s evolution, through a $25,000 donation in support of the 2017 Starlight Supporter Survey.

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  • Basic Cyber Protection

    Insurance Advisernet , May 14 2017

    So it's a scary world out there - not just on the streets, but even more so online. We hear about huge corporate hacks every other day, that the Russians hacked the US elections, China hacks everyone all the time and, most recently, that a massive ransomware attack hit hundreds of thousands of people around the globe. So, what does the average person need to do to protect themselves from these events? Read on.

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  • Ready for take off?

    May 13 2017

    It’s a dynamic time for any small business: that moment when you start gaining traction and things really begin to take off. But as exciting as it is, rapid growth can also bring with it many challenges, from maintaining quality control and client relationships to heightened time and cash flow pressures.

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  • Why a disaster needn’t be a financial catastrophe.

    Steve Dymond , May 12 2017

    What would you rather after a disaster hits? Close down temporarily with the peace of mind that everything will be back to normal as soon as the business has been fixed and ready to re-open? Or have banks and staff breathing down your neck while you scramble to keep your head above the water?

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  • Disabled surfers ride a wave of support

    Insurance Advisernet , March 08 2017

    The Great Ocean Road region of Victoria boasts some Australia’s most famous surf breaks including the iconic Bells Beach. Recently the Insurance Advisernet Foundation was delighted to play its part in supporting the local surfing community via a $5,000 donation to the Ocean Grove branch of the Disabled Surfers’ Association of Australia (DSA).

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  • Insurance Advisernet Supporting the Australian Mens Shed Association

    Insurance Advisernet , February 14 2017

    Recently, the Insurance Advisernet Foundation made a donation of $5,000 to the Australian Mens Shed Association (AMSA), a non-profit organisation operating out of Newcastle. Having spoken passionately about the work being performed by AMSA, the Foundation was elated to be able to assist in the continued running of the AMSA program.

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  • Pink Silks races into 2017.

    Insurance Advisernet , January 18 2017

    Annual charity weekend delivers a $100,000 win for women’s health. Since 2007 the Coffs Harbour Pink Silks Perpetual Trust has been raising much-needed funds and awareness for Breast Cancer Research and Women’s Health in the Coffs Coast region of northern NSW.

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  • Going beyond the call in support of mental health.

    Insurance Advisernet , December 18 2016

    Insurance Advisernet Authorised Representatives recently made one of their largest donations through the Insurance Advisernet Foundation – presenting a cheque for $20,000 to beyondblue CEO Georgie Harman.

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  • Providing pancreatic cancer support in remote Australia

    Insurance Advisernet , December 05 2016

    It doesn’t always get the same attention as other forms of cancer. But each year the impact of pancreatic cancer can be overwhelming for those Australians who are affected and their families, especially if they’re living in more regional and remote parts of Australia.

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  • Feed the soul. Fuel the community.

    Insurance Advisernet , October 24 2016

    Every week Soul Café provides approximately 600 free meals to some of Newcastle’s most disadvantaged community members – many of whom are homeless, have a mental illness, substance abuse issues or live in poverty.

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  • ‘Shaking it up’ for Parkinson’s disease research

    Insurance Advisernet , October 12 2016

    Many people are surprised to know more than 70,000 Australians are currently living with Parkinson’s disease, and that an additional 30 cases are diagnosed every single day – 20% of whom are under the age of 50 (and in 10% of cases are still under 40).

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  • Making prostate health a priority!

    Insurance Advisernet , September 13 2016

    Did you know nine Australian men die of prostate cancer every single day? Or that each year 20,000 more will receive a new diagnosis? Or that 1 in 5 Aussie men will suffer from prostate cancer by the age of 85?

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  • Supporting Hayley's Heroes

    Insurance Advisernet , August 31 2016

    The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the world’s leading supporter of Type 1 diabetes research. Each year it stages the ‘JDRF One Walk’ – the largest type 1 diabetes fundraising event of its kind – and in 2016 Insurance Advisernet will be represented in more ways than one.

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  • $100,000 and counting. IA Foundation reaches donation milestone!

    Insurance Advisernet , August 18 2016

    It may be just five months since the IA Foundation was officially launched, but we’re delighted to announce the Foundation has already donated over $100,000 to Australian charities and community causes.

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  • Going beyondblue

    Insurance Advisernet , July 24 2016

    Did you know right now 3 million Australians are living with depression or anxiety? It’s an alarming figure. That’s why the Insurance Advisernet Foundation was so pleased to recently make a $5,000 donation to beyondblue...

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  • Act for Kids and the IA Foundation

    Insurance Advisernet , June 26 2016

    Few causes could be more important than the protection of vulnerable children. That’s why the Insurance Advisernet Foundation is especially proud to be contributing ongoing financial assistance to ‘Act for Kids’.

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  • The Insurance Advisernet Foundation supporting Leukodystrophy Australia

    Insurance Advisernet , May 30 2016

    The Insurance Advisernet Foundation is proud to be supporting the ongoing work of Leukodystrophy Australia, founded more than 23 years ago by Sister Julie Thomas OAM.

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  • Brian Freeman successfully summits Mt Everest

    Insurance Advisernet , May 22 2016

    On top of the world Brian Freeman successfully summits Mt Everest, inspired by wounded Australian soldiers At 6:14am Nepal time on Sunday 22 May, the remarkable former Australian Army Infantry and Special Forces Officer Brian Freeman successfully reached the top of the world, Mt Everest standing 8,848m above sea level.

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  • KidsXpress & the IA Foundation

    Insurance Advisernet , May 04 2016

    KidsXpress creates generational change by inspiring children to thrive. They provide an innovative expressive therapy program, using music, art, drama and play, to help children express their feelings, process their experiences and develop positive strategies for life.

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  • Brian Freeman to summit Mt Everest with the support of Insurance Advisernet

    April 26 2016

    Flying the flag Brian Freeman to summit Mt Everest with the support of Insurance Advisernet

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  • IA dons the pink silks

    March 31 2016

    Insurance Advisernet Foundation supporting women’s health in Coffs Harbour.

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  • Trek to the top of Australia

    Insurance Advisernet , July 14 2016

    Insurance Advisernet AR’s help to ensure those experiencing mental illness never have to walk alone...

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