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DBA Insurance & Risk Management Services is an Authorised Representative of Insurance Advisernet, one of Australasia's biggest General Insurance Brokers. Our knowledge of the local insurance industry is second to none and our experience in handling insurance for many thousands of customers enables us to provide advice you can always trust. It also means you'll benefit from access to unrivalled financial strength, business efficiencies and buying power spanning every major insurer in Australia and New Zealand even access to major overseas insurers if and when required.

Our Team

  • Darren Alps

    Darren started his insurance career with Mercantile Mutual Insurance in 1981.  Darren joined Insurance Advisernet as an Authorised Representative, in 2004.  In that time we have opened an office in Toowoomba to service clients in this region.
    Insurance is a complex topic, and as such we see our role as discussing & finding the right insurance program, both in terms of price and coverage. 
    Darren and his team endeavour to provide the personal and friendly service, testament to this is the fact that we still enjoy client support from clients who have been with us since 2004.

    Principal

    AR No. 263372

    1300 474 010

    0423 376 981

    Darren started his insurance career with Mercantile Mutual Insurance in 1981.  Darren joined Insurance Advisernet as an Authorised Representative, in 2004.  In that time we have opened an office in Toowoomba to service clients in this region.
    Insurance is a complex topic, and as such we see our role as discussing & finding the right insurance program, both in terms of price and coverage. 
    Darren and his team endeavour to provide the personal and friendly service, testament to this is the fact that we still enjoy client support from clients who have been with us since 2004.

  • Matty Uhlig

    Tier 1 Insurance Broking
    Diploma of Insurance Broking

    Matthea started her insurance career as Client Claims Manager with AAMI Insurance in 2010. She quickly developed a passion and understanding of the industry and later progressed into Insurance Broking. 

    Prior to moving to Queensland and joining the IAA Sunshine Coast/Toowoomba Team, Matty worked in various insurance brokerage offices in Darwin, Northern Territory.
    She is passionate about providing clients with a high level of service and ensuring that their insurance requirements are met.

    Matthea’s downtime includes gym, mountain hiking and painting.

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    AR No. 453765

    1300 474 010

    Tier 1 Insurance Broking
    Diploma of Insurance Broking

    Matthea started her insurance career as Client Claims Manager with AAMI Insurance in 2010. She quickly developed a passion and understanding of the industry and later progressed into Insurance Broking. 

    Prior to moving to Queensland and joining the IAA Sunshine Coast/Toowoomba Team, Matty worked in various insurance brokerage offices in Darwin, Northern Territory.
    She is passionate about providing clients with a high level of service and ensuring that their insurance requirements are met.

    Matthea’s downtime includes gym, mountain hiking and painting.

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  • Tina Whitbread

    Tina Whitbread has been in the insurance industry for over 10 years, starting her career in New Zealand with Aon Risk Services before making the move to Sydney, Australia in 2003, where she started with Insurance Advisernet Australia. Tina then took her experience overseas to London. There she joined Arch Insurance for 12 months before moving back to Australia where she eventually settled on the Sunshine Coast in 2009, working for Darren Alps as an Assistant Account Broker.

    AR No. 262234

    1300 474 010

    Tina Whitbread has been in the insurance industry for over 10 years, starting her career in New Zealand with Aon Risk Services before making the move to Sydney, Australia in 2003, where she started with Insurance Advisernet Australia. Tina then took her experience overseas to London. There she joined Arch Insurance for 12 months before moving back to Australia where she eventually settled on the Sunshine Coast in 2009, working for Darren Alps as an Assistant Account Broker.

  • Rhys Davies

    AR No. 1261041

    1300 474 010

    0447400448

  • Our Commitment

    As your appointed General Insurance Advisers, we commit to:

    • Conduct an analysis of your risk/needs and advise our recommendations on the correct covers required to protect your assets and liabilities
    • Recommend the appropriate Insurer to match the risk
    • Only recommend financially secure and stable Insurers
    • Provide alternatives on your risk retention through various excess options
    • Provide alternatives to pay premiums in monthly instalments
    • Prompt and timely servicing of your account to ensure you are adequately informed of issues that may affect your business.

     

    In the event of a claim we will:

    • Provide you with the Insurer’s Claim Form
    • Arrange for the Loss Assessor to be appointed if applicable
    • Advise you on the completion of the Claim Form
    • Submit the Claim Form to the Insurer on your behalf
    • Provide advice to ensure you have received your full entitlements.
    We are with you every step of the way, call our
    24/7 Emergency Claims Response Line on 1300 831 094
    Click here to Make a Claim

    LOCAL UNDERSTANDING. NATIONAL STRENGTH.

    DBA Insurance & Risk Management Services Pty Ltd is proud to be an Authorised Representative of Insurance Advisernet, a network of more than 180 insurance advisers across Australia and New Zealand. Insurance Advisernet is a principal member of the National Insurance Brokers Association and the largest member of the publicly-listed AUB Group – one of the leading general insurance broking groups in Australasia with over 450,000 clients. This relationship gives DBA Insurance & Risk Management Services Pty Ltd access to unrivalled financial strength, business efficiencies and buying power that spans every major insurer in Australia and New Zealand, even access to major overseas insurers when required. To find out more about the many benefits simply visit insuranceadviser.net

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    STRENGTH UNDER THE INSURANCE ADVISERNET BANNER.

    DBA Insurance & Risk Management Services Pty Ltd is a Corporate Authorised Representative of Insurance Advisernet (IA) founded in 1996. IA are a national organisation in both Australia and New Zealand and this allows DBA Insurance & Risk Management Services Pty Ltd the benefit of maintaining their local presence whilst being able to be part of a national group for products and services needed by their customers in todays complex business world.

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    Insurance Types

    Builders' Warranty

    A licensed builder will need Builders' Warranty insurance for some, or all of your residential jobs. Builders' Warranty protects your customer if they lose their deposit, you don’t finish the job or if it’s defective, and you die, disappear or become bankrupt. The rules vary from state to state across Australia.

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    Business Insurance

    Having adequate general insurance cover is one of the most fundamental parts of being in business, as it provides invaluable protection against a range of risk events – from equipment and assets to legal liability – reducing financial uncertainty and protecting your livelihood and that of your workforce. Insurance companies provide a wide variety of general business insurance policies so it’s essential to get the right one for your needs.

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    Business Interruption Insurance

    Business interruption insurance is designed to cover the shortfall in gross profits caused by the interruption to your business after a disaster or another type of insured event that forces you to close your doors for an extended period of time. It effectively returns your business to the same financial position it was in before the event occurred, allowing the quickest possible resumption of normal business.

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    Contract Works Insurance

    You need contract works insurance in place before a peg is put into the ground. Many things can go wrong where building works are involved, whether that be at excavation or even completion stage of any project. This insurance is designed specially to provide any physical and related party liability damage as well as loss of building materials, fire and malicious damage.

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    Cyber Insurance

    As digital technology has become more and more inseparable from the operations of most businesses, having cyber insurance has become more and more important.

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    Directors & Officers / Management Liability Insurance

    If you have a small to medium sized private company, you could be protected by a policy that covers claims from a wide range of management liabilities, such as; directors and officers liability, company reimbursement, company liability and employment practice liability.

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    Home Insurance

    If you run your business predominantly from home it’s important to be aware your existing home and contents insurance may not cover your business activities or equipment in the event you need to make a claim

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    Liability Insurance

    Despite a business’ best intentions sometimes accidents still happen. Product liability insurance protects against claims of personal injury or third party property damage caused by products that have been manufactured, sold or supplied by your business. In particular it can help to cover the potentially significant costs associated with legal and court costs.

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    Marine & Hull Insurance

    Marine insurance is designed to provide peace of mind, whether you have a pleasure craft that requires insurance or if you are moving cargo across water, land or air. Marine transit covers provides point-to-point coverage between your premises and those of your customers.

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    Motor Insurance / Commercial / Heavy Motor Insurance

    One of the more common types of business cover, motor/vehicle insurance protects your business fleet against costs arising from theft and accidents. Your policy can be tailored to include a range of commercial vehicles from cars and motorbikes to vans, trucks and even buses and heavy motor vehicles.

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    Plant & Equipment Insurance

    If you have mobile plant and equipment, we can arrange to ensure this plant and equipment is properly insured to protect both the equipment but importantly also the liabilities associated with its use. This product is designed to cover everything from the smallest of earthmoving machines through to the largest fixed or mobile cranes – and everything in between.

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    Professional Indemnity

    You always endeavour to provide the very best services and advice you can. Regardless, the threat of claims and litigation is very real in 21st Century Australian business and can potentially bankrupt a business. This is why if your business provides any kind of professional services and/or advice you should strongly consider having professional indemnity insurance.

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    Property Insurance

    A must if you have one or more business premises, property insurance provides financial protection in the event they are damaged or destroyed in a one-off event.

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    Strata Insurance

    Strata Insurance offers you peace of mind by providing liability cover in the event people are injured on common property. Typically it includes cover for lifts, pools, car parks, stairwells, gardens, wiring, balconies, walls, windows, ceilings and floors.

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    Workers' Compensation

    Workers' Compensation is compulsory for all Australian employers. It provides protection to workers if they suffer a work-related injury or illness. Any business that employs or hires workers on a full-time, part-time or casual basis, under an oral or written contract of service or apprenticeship, must have workers' compensation insurance that covers their workforce.

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    GET THE APP!

    Insurance Advisernet is pleased to be able to provide you with an app on your smartphone that provides you with some neat features to make managing some of your insurance life a little bit easier. Among other things, the app allows you to:

    Easily look up your adviser's details, or their other staff
    Request a call back or a certificate of currency easily
    If you have a claim, there are inbuilt claims forms, with photo evidence, that can be submitted to your adviser with a click
    We also provide easy access to some emergency services should you need assistance urgently
    In the not too distant future, the app will also link off to our client portal, which will give you the power of self-serve functionality for your insurance policies held with Insurance Advisernet
    The app caters for around 150 IA businesses around the country. In order to tailor the contacts in the app to your adviser, you will need this 3 digit branch code:
    423

    Click your preferred provider to get the app!

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  • Darren Alps

    Darren started his insurance career with Mercantile Mutual Insurance in 1981.  Darren joined Insurance Advisernet as an Authorised Representative, in 2004.  In that time we have opened an office in Toowoomba to service clients in this region.
    Insurance is a complex topic, and as such we see our role as discussing & finding the right insurance program, both in terms of price and coverage. 
    Darren and his team endeavour to provide the personal and friendly service, testament to this is the fact that we still enjoy client support from clients who have been with us since 2004.

    Principal

    AR No. 263372

    1300 474 010

    0423 376 981

    Darren started his insurance career with Mercantile Mutual Insurance in 1981.  Darren joined Insurance Advisernet as an Authorised Representative, in 2004.  In that time we have opened an office in Toowoomba to service clients in this region.
    Insurance is a complex topic, and as such we see our role as discussing & finding the right insurance program, both in terms of price and coverage. 
    Darren and his team endeavour to provide the personal and friendly service, testament to this is the fact that we still enjoy client support from clients who have been with us since 2004.

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    Testimonials

    Darren Loades & his team at Insurance Advisernet Australia (IAA) have been our brokers since we kicked off our business in 2003. In that time they have been there for us in good times & bad, especially recently when we had a large rollover claim on a newly acquired vehicle - their assistance during this time in securing a very fair settlement on our behalf was invaluable. We are always inundated with offers from other brokers &/or insurers promising us a "substantial saving" on what we're currently paying, but for us it's not just about price, it's about being able to trust & rely on the quality of service & advice being provided, & as far as we're concerned IAA are the best in the business!
    Peter Gisinger
    Managing Director, Classic Concrete Plumbing
    For over 25 years Darren Loades of Insurance Advisernet Australia Pty Ltd has been our insurance broker arranging our insurance for our fleet of cranes. He has been an integral part of our business on the Gold Coast. He not only saves us the time and money to search the various insurance companies for the better priced and better quality insurer but advises us of the benefits of moving insurers or staying where we are, and we have come to trust his advice. Throughout those years, we have had some claims and he has totally looked after each claim for us. Insurance Advisernet not only organise the claim form and forward it onto the insurer; but follow through and work for you, to get the matter resolved. Once we have passed the claim onto Insurance Advisernet, we have had the feeling of the pressure of the claim being taken off our shoulders, knowing it will be looked after by Darren and his team, to our satisfaction.
    Terry and Bev Hellyer
    Directors, Eagle Cranes Pty Ltd
    I am pleased to provide the following reference on behalf of the Finance Brokers Association of Australia Limited (FBAA). FBAA is the peak industry body nationally to finance brokers in Australia, and has been honoured to have IAA as its preferred Professional Indemnity provider to our members for over 15 years. Their product, service and support is exemplary and in my opinion they provide the best PI coverage in the finance broker market place knowing the cheapest premium doesn't make it the best, therefore a comprehensive full-encompassing policy cannot be mitigated for price. Members have commented on the high level of professionalism and depth of experience and knowledge provided by IAA and the extent of standard policy inclusions.
    Peter J. White
    Executive, FBAA

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