Construction Insurance

Your construction insurance experts

Construction is a fast paced industry constantly on the move and Gallagher brings more than 40 years' construction insurance experience to the conversation- strategic advice backed by innovative placement and forward thinking solutions- for Australia’s next generation companies and homegrown, iconic brands. Specialists in construction and engineering risks, from contracts works to Private-Public partnerships through to greenfield development and complex tunnelling projects, whether you are a multinational company open to a new perspective or a local construction contractor looking for a trusted advisor, talk to us. 

Gallagher has been protecting Civil Contractors Federation members for over 40 years. If you are a member of the Civil Contractors federation and would like more information on how we can help your business, please visit our Civil Contractors Federation page.

At Gallagher, our construction team believes in 

  • providing cover and managing your insurance program with a team approach
  • being directly involved with your personnel
  • having a comprehensive understanding of your project risks
  • fostering a relationship between you and your insurers.

The Gallagher Construction Team from Gallagher on Vimeo.

[Text]: The Gallagher construction team. Any construction risk, anywhere in the world

[Rodger Irvine]: Rodger Irvine. I’m the construction practice leader for Gallagher in Australia and Asia.

[Angela Vella]: My name is Angela Vella, I’m practice leader in the construction team at Gallagher and I have responsibility for construction nationally.

[Rodger]: I’ve been in insurance for nearly 30 years. Started of life in a construction company in the UK; worked in a in-house broker in the UK. Worked in Asia for a while before coming down to Australia in 1998.

[Angela]: Been a construction advisor in this industry for 15 years. So joined Gallagher 18 months ago – really enjoying the change. My expertise is across the construction sector as a whole. Now, that includes advising contractors, sub-contractors, principals, government authorities, architects, consultants, engineers. It’s quite varied. The thing I’m really passionate about is helping clients manage financial impacts of risk to protect their balance sheet, and ultimately improve cashflow.

[Text]: An insurance broker can help you manage risk and contain costs.

[Rodger]: Having a specialist construction insurance advisor who can work with the legal and commercial teams to analyse the risks of a project is essential to helping craft the appropriate risk framework for a project. Familiarity with the insurance market and what insurance solutions are available, and from what markets, is vital in ensuring not just the best for a project solution is provided, but also risks are managed to enable construction engineering organisations balance sheets are appropriately protected and their business can thrive over the long term.

Here's what we can do for you as part of our construction insurance service:

  • facilitate Project Risk, insurable risk and opportunity workshops
  • evaluate insurance cost implications from design options and methods of construction
  • due diligence in respect of contract indemnity and insurance provisions
  • due diligence on other party insurances
  • prepare a Project Risk Prospectus and other stakeholder insurance briefing documentation
  • negotiate value for money insurances
  • prepare claims and site risk protocols
  • strategic claims management.


Our construction insurance team has deep experience in providing risk management and insurance solutions for a range of projects including:

Public Sector Projects and Infrastructure: Government and government-owned corporations in the placement of principal arranged insurances for a wide variety of government projects including offices, hospitals, prisons, schools, universities, streets, roads, freeways, tunnels, rail (including stations), light rail, ports and airports and all water and sewerage projects.

Commercial and Residental Construction Projects: Land and Housing developments, Shopping centres, Hotels and resorts, golf courses and marinas, theme parks, casinos and theatres. 

Manufacturing projects: General manufacturing and warehouses, food processing, breweries, metals manufacturing, smelters and refineries and oil and petrochemical plant.


Building cover, globally

We have the global strength of Gallagher behind us. When we need them, our 500+ global construction colleagues can provide direct input on demand. We bring the same muscle to bear when we support your claims. 

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