Duck for Cover is a not-for-profit association that was incorporated in October 1998 by a small group of performers who were finding the cost of arranging individual public liability prohibitive. They got together, got a policy and Duck for Cover was born.
From these beginnings, we have grown to a performer organization with over 16,000 members and we continue to grow. As we do, we are in an even better position to source the best possible policies for our members.
We're really proud of what we've managed to create and sustain for Australian performers over the years, and happy that a positive relationship with our broker, Steadfast IRS Pty Ltd (formerly IC Frith Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd) and underwriting insurer (Allianz) means we can continue to support performers with great, low cost insurance options. In addition to the Public Liability policy, we are now able to offer our members Personal Accident cover, Equipment cover and Professional Indemnity cover.
We are not insurance underwriters or brokers; we appoint a broker who finds the policy for us. You do not buy a policy from Duck. You join Duck for Cover as a member and are then covered under the policy we hold on behalf of all the Duck for Cover members. It is overseen by a volunteer committee who meet a few times a year, and managed by an administrator and office staff. That is the way we keep the costs down for you.
Duck for Cover is not an Australian Financial Services (AFS) licensee or a related body corporate of an AFS licensee or a representative of an AFS licensee.
We do not act on behalf of, nor receive any commissions or payments from, any broker, insurer or any financial service provider.
The administration fee included in your payment is the only income Duck for Cover receives. We use this to administer the association under the rules and laws of the Associations Act in Victoria where we are registered.
Anne Colman is Duck for Cover's Administrator. She manages Duck for Cover with the help of Jo D'Orazio and Sandy Hsu.