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Plumbers insurance

Get a quote online for plumbers public liability insurance

Need to arrange public liability insurance for your plumbing business but don’t know where to start?  At Marsh, we can arrange competitively priced public liability insurance online. We’ll also send you a Certificate of Currency on the same day!


Public Liability Insurance

✔ Cover limit options for Public Liability start at $5 Million

✔ Cover limit for other liability starts at $250,000

✔ Cover for non-domestic and domestic plumbing work

✔ Cover for the cost of rectifying defective or incomplete plumbing work, as well as trade practices and public or completed work liabilities, for six years after the completion of any plumbing work.

✔ Cover for plumbing work over three storeys

✔ Error and Omission (Product) Cover up to $250,000

✔ Cover for Type B Gasfitting work

✔ Certificate of Currency includes your full name, the name of your insurer, your policy number and the period of time you are covered

If you are a Victorian plumber, we will also send your Certificate of Currency directly to the VBA to assist with finalisation of your plumbing license renewal.

Do plumbers need public liability insurance?

The answer to this question depends on what state in Australia you complete your plumbing business activities in.

Let’s break it down.


It is a requirement set by the Victorian Building Authority for plumbers to have the prescribed level of public liability insurance in place before renewing or requesting their plumbing license. Cover arranged by Marsh meets these set requirements, including cover for work completed over two stories.

All other Australian states and territories

While other state governing bodies do not require plumbers to have in place a public liability policy, Marsh strongly recommends all plumbers consider arranging public liability insurance to cover their business.


The value of public liability insurance 

Let’s face it, any plumber, be they one year out of an apprenticeship or ten years on the job, runs the risk of having an accident.

Public liability insurance can protect plumbing businesses if personal injury or damage to a third party or their property occurs due to the plumber’s work.

Take the following example – An improperly crimped pipe that causes a water leak to go on long enough and results in damage to a client’s kitchen walls. In this situation, the plumbing business could be held liable to pay for any damages to the client’s property and any legal costs incurred as a result. If the plumber is self-employed, this could also expose them personally.


Why Marsh

Competitively priced for tradies

Our experienced team of brokers has negotiated competitive premiums for tradies.

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Cover for above two stories

Arrange public liability insurance that covers you for plumbing jobs above two stories.

Industry Association endorsements

Marsh is proud to be endorsed by the Master Plumbers and Mechanical Services Association.

Meets Victorian Building Authority requirements

We offer public liability insurance that meets Victorian Building Authority plumbing license requirements.



What cover options are available for plumbers?

Have you ever been on a job site and your tools have gone missing? Or perhaps your pipe wrench damages a client’s property while completing a project? Marsh can arrange insurance policies that help cover plumbers and their business in a variety of situations.

Insurance solutions that can be valuable for plumbers include:

The insurance needs of a plumbing business verse another  will inherently differ depending on the type of work and specific activities completed. Our Trades team work with clients from a variety of trades background to gain a strong understanding of the risk exposures faced by the industry.

Reviewing plumbers insurance: Why not all policies are an apples for apples comparison

We understand that the price of your plumbing insurance plays a big role when comparing different policies. However, it shouldn’t be the only factor to look out for when completing a side-by-side comparison.

Insurance providers can base a policy’s premium on the risks they take on and having a high number of exclusions can reduce these risks, which should result in a lower premium. That’s why we recommended reviewing the policy wording and/or product disclosure statement beforehand to help make sure the cover you are arranging meets your specific business requirements.

Much like cheap work tools, the last thing you want is to get caught out on-site with a policy that doesn’t do its job correctly!

At Marsh, we negotiate competitive premium prices and insurance cover to deliver value to businesses. We also team up with providers and industry associations to ensure the policy on offer is suitable for your industry’s insurance needs.


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Marsh is proud to be the endorsed insurance broker for the Master Plumbers and Mechanical Services Association. Our ongoing relationship and 20 years plumbing industry knowledge means we understand the unique requirements of Master Plumber members.

Learn more about Master Plumbers


I’ve got a policy with Marsh, how often should I be reviewing it?

The answer to this question is largely dependent on how frequently changes occur to your business. Whether it’s business growth, a change in the complexity of work, or expanding out your services, there are several changes that should trigger an insurance renewal or review. As a rule of thumb, we recommend reviewing your policy every year to ensure your business is covered appropriately for its risk exposures.

Looking for policy documents?

If you're an existing customer, click below to request your Certificate of Currency, Policy Wording or Tax Invoice or call the team at Marsh on 1300 300 511.

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Marsh Advantage Insurance Pty Ltd (ABN 31 081 358 303, AFSL 238 369)(Marsh) arrange insurance and are not an insurer. When arranging Public Liability Insurance, Marsh act under binding authority on behalf of Pacific Underwriting Corporation Pty Ltd (ABN 77 091 225 535, AFSL 237 270), who act as agent of the insurer, Chubb Insurance Australia Limited (ABN 23 001 642 020 , AFSL 239 687). The other insurance solutions referred to on this website are underwritten by various insurers. When arranging insurance for you, Marsh will disclose to you the insurer and the basis upon which it acts. This website contains general information, does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs and may not suit your personal circumstances. For full details of the terms, conditions and limitations of the covers and before making any decision about whether to acquire the product, refer to the specific policy wordings available from Marsh. The Master Plumbers and Mechanical Services Association of Australia receives a financial benefit when an insurance policy is arranged by Marsh.

Marsh Advantage Insurance Pty Ltd (ABN 31 081 358 303, AFSL 238369) (“MAI”) arrange this insurance and is not the insurer. The Discretionary Trust Arrangement is issued by the Trustee, JLT Group Services Pty Ltd (ABN 26 004 485 214, AFSL 417964) (“JGS”). JGS is part of the Marsh group of companies. Any advice in relation to the Discretionary Trust Arrangement is provided by JLT Risk Solutions Pty Ltd (ABN 69 009 098 864, AFSL 226 827) which is a related entity of MAI. The cover provided by the Discretionary Trust Arrangement is subject to the Trustee’s discretion and/or the relevant policy terms, conditions and exclusions. This website contains general information, does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs and may not suit your personal circumstances. For full details of the terms, conditions and limitations of the covers and before making any decision about whether to acquire a product, refer to the specific policy wordings and/or Product Disclosure Statements available from Marsh Advantage Insurance on request.