The first life insurance policy to issued by an Australian Life Insurance Company was by Alliance Assurance in 1833, to a Tasmanian Attorney-General, Joseph Tice Gellibrand. Joseph subsequently became the first Australian to make a life insurance claim.
Today there are numerous Australian life insurance companies, all competing for your business. With so many choices, you’d think it would be easy to find a good quality, affordable life insurance policy. However, sometimes choice adds more confusion than it does clarity.
How we can help
We’ve been working with Australian life insurance companies and analysing their products for years. Our life insurance experts can provide no-obligation life insurance comparisons and quotes from most of the following Australian life insurance companies.
More detailed information about each life insurance company can be found by clicking on the company logo.
TAL (previously Tower Australia)
|TAL (formerly TOWER Australia) is one of Australia's leading life insurance companies. TAL provides life insurance policies to 2.5 million Australians and in 2011 paid over $565 million in Life Insurance claims.
TAL is also one of Australia’s most awarded life insurance companies, winning recognition for both the quality of products and service.
|AMP is the largest non-bank wealth management company and the largest life insurance company in Australia. In 2011, they paid approximately $699 million in Life Insurance Claims. Through their merger with AXA, AMP has possible the largest range of Life Insurance products available.
|AIA Australia has been providing life insurance policies for Australians since 1970. Today they insure over 2 million Australians. AIA Australia is not owned by any of the major banks, but is backed by the vast experience and solid finances of one of the oldest and largest pan Asian life insurance companies.
|Originally Alliance Assurance, Asteron is Australia's oldest life insurance company and has been helping protect Australians for more than 175 years. In 2011 alone, Asteron Life paid $248 million in claims to over 3,200 customers Australia-wide.
|In 2012, AXA Australia merged with AMP to create Australia's largest life insurance company. All of AXA's market leading products are still available under the AMP Elevate line.
BT Life Insurance
|BT Financial Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Westpac Banking Corporation. BT offers a comprehensive range of flexible insurance solutions, designed to ensure that you and your loved ones are protected should the unexpected happen.
|CommInsure is the second largest life insurance company in Australia and part of the Commonwealth Bank Group. The CommInsure name was first introduced in 1999, but CommInsure's roots within the Australian insurance industry go back well over one hundred years and include companies such as Colonial Mutual and Prudential.
|MLC is the wealth management division of the National Australia Bank (NAB). MLC's range of flexible insurance policies are designed to make it simple and easy to get covered.
|Macquarie commenced operation in Australia in 1969 as merchant bank Hill Samuel Australia (HSA) with just 3 staff members. Today, Macquarie has more than 70 offices around the world. While Macquarie is one of the smaller Australian life insurance companies, they have some of the more innovative products in the market.
|Now a wholly owned subsidiary of the ANZ bank, OnePath was originally known as Mercantile Mutual and more recently as ING Australia. OnePath's Life Insurance products (OneCare) provide the features and flexibility needed to meet your unique needs.
|Zurich's presence in Australia dates back to 1920 when Commonwealth General Assurance Corporation (CGA) was formed. In 1961 Zurich Financial Services acquired CGA. Today Zurich has more than 1200 employees Australia wide and in 2011 paid more than $69 million in life insurance claims.