Public liability insurance for the self-employed protects you from third-party claims of bodily injury or damage to someone else’s property. For example, if you visit a client’s home and accidentally damage their cabinet, public liability insurance may cover the cost of repairing or replacing the cabinet.
If you are self-employed in Australia, you need public liability insurance because if your business activities cause property damage or personal injury to another person you will be liable for the financial damages, legal defence costs and other charges.
Public liability can protect the self-employed from significant claims and damages.
Public liability insurance cost snapshot for the self-employed is below:
Self employed – office based occupations,
eg. consultants and contractors
Public liability insurance cost start from $380 annually or $35 per month for $5mil cover for office based self employed occupations
Public liability insurance cost median $460 annually or $40 per month for $5mil cover for office based self employed occupations
Self-employed tradies , such as painters starts from around $480 or $45 per month.
$5 million Public Liability Insurance cost for some lower risk self-employed tradies , such as painters starts from around $480* or $45 per month.
$5 million Public Liability Insurance cost for median risk self-employed tradies , such as painters starts from around $550* or $50 per month.
*Important : the above is a guide only ; pricing may vary significantly from the above based on your size, clients, experience and self- employed business activities.
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