Steadfast is Australia’s largest autonomous Insurance Broker cluster Group, generating around $4.5 billion in annual premium turnover. With the backing of a national management group, Steadfast Shareholders’ have the buying power that gives them access to the majority of the Australian insurance market.
With Steadfast insurance brokers you can be sure you are getting superior service and advice from an expert. Your Steadfast broker acts on your behalf to protect your business, with the strength of a large organisation behind them.
The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia’s national weather, climate and water agency. Its experience services assists Australians in dealing with the harsh realities of their national environment, including drought, floods, fires, storms, tsunami and tropical cyclones.
Provides regulation for building and plumbing practitioners
VBA regulates building and plumbing practitioners to ensure the achievement of efficient and competition building and plumbing industries in Victoria. Services involve registering, licensing and disciplining plumbers, supporting the Building Practitioners Board, overseeing work of building surveyors, etc.
ASIC – Australian Securities & Investments Commission
ASIC is Australia’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 requires ASIC to maintain facilitate and improve the performance of the financial system and administer, enforce and give effect to the law the law effectively and with minimal procedural requirements.
An owners corporation (formerly body corporate) manages the common property of a residential, commercial, retail, industrial or mixed-use property development.
You are likely to be a member of an owners corporation if you own a flat, apartment or unit. Your ‘body corporate’ became an owners corporation on 31 December 2007, when the Owners Corporations Act 2006 came into force. This law sets out the duties and powers of owners corporations.
ACCC – Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
Provides regulation for the consumer and competition
ACCC promotes competition and fair trade in markets to benefit consumers, businesses, and the community, while also regulating national infrastructure services. The primary responsibility is to ensure that individuals and businesses comply with Australian competition, fair trading, and consumer protection laws against the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.
Australian government’s principal revenue collection agency
The Australian Taxation Office is the Government’s principal revenue collection agency, and is part of the Treasurer’s portfolio. Our role is to manage and shape tax, excise and superannuation systems that fund services for Australians.
TIA – Terrorism Insurance Act
Statutory authority concerning terrorism and insurance
ARPC is a statutory authority established by the Terrorism Insurance Act 2003 to administer the terrorism reinsurance scheme, providing primary insurers with reinsurance for commercial property and associated business interruption losses arising from a declared terrorist incident.
ASGA is the peak body representing sign makers, sign installers, sign writers, graphic designs, sign educators and apprentices who use sign making equipment. The primary aims are to build a professional industry through providing a useful resource identity and providing ongoing education and training.
AISF – Australasian Institute of Surface Finishing
Representing the Australian surface finishing industry
AISF represents the professional interests of its members and promotes compliance and excellence within the industry. ASIF is a not for profit member association representing the professional interests of primarily Australian powder coaters, electroplaters, anodisers and other individuals involved in the surface finishing industry, including supplier companies with a strong focus on working with the regulators and engaging with government to drive change from within industry.
Service organisation for the building and construction industry
WADIC is a service organisation for timber window and door manufacturers, supplying products to the building and construction industry. Our role is to assist members in compliance with relevant Australian standards and codes, to promote the environmental and energy performance benefits of
member’s products, and provide members with options for window energy rating systems.
ANZIIF – Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance
The leading provider of education to the insurance and financial services industry
ANZIIF is the leading provider of education, training and professional development services to the insurance and financial services industry in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region. The Institute’s commitment to providing relevant, high quality qualifications and education programs is underpinned by its role in partnering the industry and its members.
National Trade Association for licensed life and general insurance brokers in Australia
NIBA is a not for profit organisation and neither sells insurance products or represents insurance companies. NIBA is the national voice of insurance brokers and an advocate for insurance consumers. Our website provides information for consumers, insurance and risk professionals throughout the industry and NIBA members.
The representative body of social workers in Australia
AASW is the professional representative body of social workers in Australia. We cater for the professional needs and interests of our social work members practising in a diverse range of fields, employment and locations
The financial services referred to in this financial services guide (FSG) are offered by Sear & Associates Insurance Brokers Pty. Ltd. ABN 15 006 568 501.
This Financial Services Guide (FSG) contains important information and details about our relationship with you. It sets out information required by law to assist you in deciding whether to use any of our services:
This FSG applies from 30 April 2017 and remains valid unless another FSG is issued to replace it.
Sear Insurance Brokers subscribe to the NIBA Code of Practice
All reputable Insurance Brokers are governed by a strong Code of Practice
The Insurance Brokers Code of Practice sets out the minimum service standards consumers can expect when they use an insurance broker and outlines what to do in the unlikely event they have a complaint to make.