Role statement - Insurance Council of Australia Ltd

Insurance Council of Australia Ltd

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) is the industry body for the general insurance industry in Australia. 


Activity Critical task alignment / activity source

Advise State and Local Government regarding actions to reduce the impact of risks and hazards, including actions that reduce exposure and increase resilience and may improve insurance availability and affordability. 

4.4, 4.6, 19.5

Response (including Relief)

Activity Critical task alignment / activity source

Assist Local and State Governments during emergencies by coordinating the insurance industry’s disaster response and recovery efforts.  Provide industry with situational awareness during emergencies to ensure insurers can respond quickly and effectively in meeting the needs of governments and impacted communities  

3.2, 4.5


Activity Critical task alignment / activity source

Support local and state government to:

  • Brief governments on insurance coverage, claims lodgement and estimated economic impact of disaster events 
4.5, 4.6, 17.3
  • Participate in state, regional and local recovery committees to advise on insurance issues and to expedite community recovery 

4.5, 4.6, 17.3

  • Provide governments and elected members a rapid issues escalation process 


  • Support a coordinated clean up to ensure safety and efficiency 
16.5, 16.7, 16.8 

Recovery Lead Agency (RecLA) to link insurance information to relevant recovery activities

Table 15: Recovery coordination: Social environment

Recovery Support Agency (RecSA) to DTF to coordinate the insurance industry response, information and advice

Table 16: Recovery coordination: Economic environment

Assurance and Learning

For assurance and learning activities, refer directly to the agency for further information.