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Why do plumbers need insurance?

Accidents happen, even to the most careful plumbers. That’s where business insurance comes in.

Insurance for residential and commercial plumbers helps protect your plumbing business against a variety of risks—from mistakes in your work and property damage to lost tools and business interruptions.

Did you know?

Residential and commercial plumbers in Victoria must hold minimum levels of public liability insurance to work in the state.

What insurance do plumbers need?

Public Liability insurance

Public Liability insurance* is required for plumbers working in Victoria and Tasmania. However, it is the most common type of cover chosen by plumbing contractors and subcontractors across Australia, even in states and territories where it is not required.

Professional Indemnity insurance*

A lawsuit could drain your finances and drown your business reputation. Professional Indemnity insurance* can help you manage negligence claims related to your professional services or advice. In some states and territories (including in the NT), a Professional Indemnity policy is required to register as a certifying plumber and drainer (design).

Business Insurance*

Business Insurance* is a package designed to provide cover for your business contents, stock, tools and commercial premises when an insured event occurs (such as fire, storm, theft or even accidental damage).

A Business Insurance package can also cover your portable equipment, glass and loss of revenue due to business interruption in specified circumstances.  In addition, cover is available for public liability, tax audit, employment practices and statutory liability risks.

Portable Equipment is an option to particularly consider as a Plumber as it can cover you for loss and damage to items of portable equipment associated with your business. These can include tools of trade and items of stock.

How much does insurance cost for plumbers?

BizCover helped over 3,400 plumbers protect their small businesses in 2023. Plumbers pay an average of $96.84 for their insurancewith us.

However, the cost of plumbing insurance can vary. Insurers take many factors into account to calculate insurance premiums, like the plumbing services you provide, how many people are covered by a policy, and the types of cover you choose, just to name a few.

Arranging your business insurance doesn’t need to be draining. At BizCover, we take the annoyance out of organizing your insurance by providing hassle-free quotes from multiple insurers—online and in minutes.

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*As with any insurance, cover will be subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions contained in the policy wording. The information contained on this web page is general only and should not be relied upon as advice.
†Customer Average Monthly Payment Report is based on FY2023 and presented as a guide only. It may not reflect pricing for your particular business, as individual underwriting criteria will apply.

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