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Insurance

Risk & Insurance Services manages the Insurance Program for Congregations, Schools, Camps, AgeWell, UnitingCare and other agencies and programs of the Uniting Church.

Risk & Insurance Services also manages all claims and negotiates on behalf of its members and clients all settlements to their best advantage.

Further, loss control and loss prevention advice is frequently provided in respect to specific circumstances.

Frequently asked questions

Q. What insurances are included in the Synod program for congregations?

A. Property loss or damage, public and products liability, professional indemnity, employment practices liability, volunteers' personal accident and directors’ and officers’ liability. In addition, there is a public liability insurance facility for infrequent hirers of Uniting Church property.

Q. How do we lodge a claim?

A. A claim form can be obtained directly from the website. Please contact Risk & Insurance Services for assistance.

Q. If property is stolen or damaged, how much does the congregation have to pay?

A. The congregation pays the first $500 of each claim.

Q. Are we covered for public liability if we hold an event off-site?

A. Yes, the public liability policy covers all activities under the control and direction of the Uniting Church.

Q. Is there evidence of Public Liability Insurance that can be obtained?

A. Yes, the evidence of cover is known as a Certificate of Currency; sometimes evidence is requested by councils/shires and other third parties. The public liability Certificate of Currency is available directly from the website.

Q. What amount can we claim for under the property policy?

A. The full cost of replacement or reinstatement.

Q. Does the age of our church building make any difference?

A. No, even our oldest buildings are fully covered.

Q. What is not covered by the property policy?

A. Normal wear and tear and gradual deterioration of property are two primary exclusions.

Q. If someone trips on our property and suffers an injury, what do we do?

A. Contact Risk & Insurance Services immediately.

Q. If we have a large or complicated property loss, what help is available?

A. Risk & Insurance Services will arrange for a loss assessor to assist as required.

Q. How do I contact the Insurance Team?

A.  03 9251 5924 or via email to insurance@victas.uca.org.au​

Q. Who are the contacts for after-hours claim emergencies?

A. Victoria

Dianne Pender
Cunningham Lindsey
M: 0423 795 657


Tasmania
Brad Hart
Crawford and Co. 
M: 0400 901 718