As a licensed or owner builder within Australia, you need to be insured to meet regulations. This is usually called Builders Warranty Insurance or Home Warranty Insurance. These obligations will vary, depending on which state or territory you work in.
Changes are happening in each market and QBE is working with the state governments to ensure a smooth transition for all our customers – both new and existing.
We look forward to providing the latest information to help you through this transition, and offering a specialist team to make sure you’ve got the right protection.
If you're unsure about what type of cover you need, our specialist team is available to make sure you’ve got the right protection.
To find out what is happening please click on the relevant state for more information.
Alternatively, click on the relevant state or territory below for more information.
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For the latest announcements on Builders Warranty Insurance, please visit our Press Releases page or the relevant government website provided on each state or territory page above.
For customers in New South Wales affected as a result of Westminster Homes being under administration, information on the next steps is available.
About Residential Builders Warranty & Owner Builders Warranty
This type of insurance is compulsory for all residential building works carried out by a licensed or owner builder, depending on each state, and covers the owner or any subsequent owners of the property during the warranty period.
Residential Builders Warranty insurance covers loss or damage resulting from non-completion of work, loss of deposit or breach of statutory warranty. Cover may be triggered due to:
In New South Wales, cover may also be triggered if the builder has not satisfied a money order issued either by a court or tribunal.