BuildCover - builders mandatory insurance made easier

Designed in collaboration with builders, BuildCover has been created to overcome the difficulties that builders face in proving eligibility for warranty cover. Benefits include fast turnaround of applications, minimal need for financial information, and a flexible cap on the number of projects underway at any given time.

For Domestic Builders, without the required insurance, you cannot apply for a building licence or quote on jobs. The frustrations in obtaining eligibility for Builder's Warranty insurance stem from many sources, including:

  • Significant delays in getting eligibility approval from insurers.
  • Bank bonds or guarantees are often required by insurers.
  • Re-arrangement of the builder's finances may be necessary to obtain eligibility.
  • A cash injection into the business may be required.
  • Detailed and complicated application forms take up considerable time.
  • Insurers often place restrictive caps on the number of projects you can carry out in a 12 month period, with the result that you may be unable to earn an income for several months of the year.
  • Builders who take out insurance may discover soon thereafter that the insurer has left the market, and they have to begin the process all over again.

There are of course a range of other insurance products required by builders including Contract Works and Third Party Liability.  EBM's insurance broking expertise for the construction industry is equal to the very best in Australia.

For more information on EBM's range of products and services for builders click here.


Application Forms

New South Wales

HBCF Multi-Dwelling Project Application Form

HBCF All Work (excluding Multi-Dwellings) Application

HBCF Builder Project Completion Advice
HBCF Builder Eligibility/Profile Change Application



VMIA Project Application Form

VMIA Eligibility Form

Contract Works Quote Request


Western Australia

QBE Builder Profile Change

QBE New Eligibility Application - Turnover over $5 million
QBE New Eligibility Application - Turnover under $5 million

QBE Single Dwelling Application

QBE Multi Unit Application


All States

Contract Works and Public Liability Insurance Application






8 Redfern Road

Hawthorn East  VIC 3123


PO Box 879

Hawthorn VIC 3122

Phone:  03 9425 1890
Fax:   03 9425 1899

1162 Hay Street

West Perth WA 6005


PO Box 1065
West Perth WA 6872

Phone:  08 9213 4567
Fax:   08 9213 4566

Key Contacts

Specialists in this area include:


Team member greg Koster

Greg Koster 

Account Manager & National Warranty Leader

email Greg

Albert Roncal

Kelsay Dusterwald

Service Assistant 

email Kelsay

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