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Managing risk starts with quality relationships.

When you know your client’s business, you can protect their business. That’s one of our fundamental beliefs at Astute Insurance Services Pty Ltd, an Authorised Representative of Insurance Advisernet, one of Australasia’s largest general insurance brokers.

Founded in 2006, the Adelaide-based team at Astute has built a national network of corporate clients who seek out our advisers for their personalised support and high service standards.

With local connection combined with global reach through our placement agent in London, our clients find safety and security in the midst of uncertainty.

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Meet the team

Our Astute Advisers

Peter Bevan

General Manager
Peter is responsible for the leadership of Astute and implementation of the Astute Strategic plan.

John Lewis

AR Number: 262179
John has been a broker for some 30 years, becoming a Qualified Practising Insurance Broker (QPIB) in 1992 and is highly experienced in the placement of a variety of insurance risks.

Shaun Milford

AR Number: 280760
He has worked for Insurance Companies, Corporate brokers and has a Diploma in Financial Services (Insurance Broking).

Jon Schiller

AR Number: 344450
Jon has also had an extensive career in insurance, with over 30 years in the industry. He is an ANZIIF Associate and C.I.P.

Wayne Trezona

AR Number: 421318
Wayne has been working in the insurance industry for over 30 years. He is a Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker (QPIB) and holds a Diploma in Financial Services (Broking).

Scott Saunders

AR Number: 1243831
Scott commenced his insurance career with an international broker in 1983.
What we do

Our Services

SME Business Insurance
This insurance provides owners and businesses with protection against financial risks and the loss of key assets. It also protects customers, employees, suppliers, and contractors.
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Business Interruption Insurance
Also known as Loss of Profits or Consequential Loss Insurance, is a special insurance cover. It pays the business owner any fixed overheads and similar business costs following a fire, storm damage or other major events that prevent a business from trading.
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Contract Works Insurance
This insurance first provides cover for physical loss or damage to the works, and the second covers personal injury or damage to a third party’s property. It can also cover tools and equipment owned by the business on and off-site.
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Cyber Insurance
Cyber Insurance covers the physical loss or damage to information, IT systems and networks. It can also cover loss of profits to be business, caused by the introduction of malware, extortion or hacking, as well as management of the incident itself.
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Directors & Officers/Management Liability Insurance
This insurance covers directors, officers and senior managers against actual or alleged acts, errors or omissions arising out of the operation or management of the company.
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Home Insurance
This covers the cost of repairing or replacing your house and your belongings when something goes wrong – like a fire, burglary, or a visitor getting injured. It also offers financial protection in case of disasters like severe storms or an earthquake.
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Liability Insurance
This includes multiple types of insurance cover that help people and businesses protect themselves from potentially large legal defence costs and any damages awarded by a court.
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Marine & Hull Insurance
This insurance is for businesses that own and operate commercial vessels like charter vessels, barges, and ferries, covering the costs of damage to the vessel and the machinery and equipment inside it. It can also cover the business’s legal liability to third parties where negligence has occurred.
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Motor Insurance
This can cover damage your vehicle could cause to other people’s property following an accident, plus related legal costs, this is called Third Party Property Damage (TPPD) cover, along with a level of protection to your own vehicle, depending on your needs.
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Plant & Equipment Insurance
This covers registered and unregistered mobile plants, as well as equipment taken to job sites. It can include insurance for accidental damage to the item and theft, or you can choose Public Liability which provides cover if you injure someone or damage their property while working or operating the plant.
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Professional Indemnity Insurance
This insurance provides and pays your legal defence costs in the event that a customer complains that they followed negligent advice and suffered a financial loss – even if there’s no real basis for the complaint. If there was negligence, PI Insurance will also pay any damages awarded by the court.
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Property Insurance
This covers the loss or damage to physical property after an insured event or peril, such as storm damage, fire, or impact from a truck. It’s often sold as part of a package – for example, together with Farm, Home, or Business Insurance.
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Social Engineering Fraud
This is when a cybercriminal tricks a person at home or in a business into sharing confidential information or transferring money, which the criminal steals. It is a growing problem for both small and large businesses, and insurance has been developed to cover the loss of money, data and confidential information stolen by cybercriminals.
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Strata Insurance
This is compulsory insurance for risks such as fire, storm and public liability if visitors or guests are injured on the property. Although the only compulsory covers are for public liability and fire/damage to the building, most committees chose to include most sections of cover, as it’s easier to budget for the annual premium rather than ask for money to cover urgent repairs.
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Workers’ Compensation
This insurance is compulsory for most employers in Australia. It provides cover for your business against the financial costs for weekly compensation or a lump sum benefit in the case of permanent disability.
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Corporate insurance

Who We Work With

Large companies

Supporting companies with complex needs, national infrastructure, and more.

Civil contractors

Supporting companies with complex needs, national infrastructure, and more.

Professional services firms

Partnering with lawyers, accountants, financial advisers to support their clients.

Hospitals and health industry

Supporting the challenging insurance needs of healthcare providers.


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