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Why do Performers need insurance?

As a performer, there’s no doubt what you do is driven by passion – whether it’s your passion for music; love of making people laugh, or joy from the sound of children’s laughter. As much as your work brightens up peoples’ days, sometimes one small incident such as an audience member tripping on a piece of your equipment could be enough to darken your days in a very significant way. That’s why it is important for performers to hold appropriate insurance to help make sure you’re not faced with unexpected financial strain if you experience an unfortunate incident.

Why Aon?

Performers Insurance. Easy

Easy to understand

  • Easy to digest information about what insurances your business needs and buy online
  • Or it’s an easy call one of our experienced, friendly brokers on 1800 806 584

Easy to Buy

  • Quick quotes available online
  • Purchase in just a few clicks
  • Options available to pay monthly

Easy to manage

  • Adjust your policy anytime you require and manage your renewals with a quick call
  • Request certificates of insurance quickly and easily
  • Aon can assist you in filing complex claims

Why choose Aon for Performers Insurance?

When it comes to Insurance for Performers, deciding on the cover you need might not be easy. Aon is committed to making life easier for you by arranging insurance that’s easy to understand, buy and manage, so you can get quotes and take out a policy online in just a few clicks. Or if you do need help, our team of friendly experienced brokers are a phone call away to help you understand what insurances you may or may not need, but more importantly, why. Helping give you confidence that you’re making a better decision for you and your business

What Insurance do Performers need?

Public Liability
Performers Public Liability Insurance covers you for your legal liability if you have a third-party property damage and/or bodily injury occurrence arise from your actions or your business activities.1
Breach of Professional Duty
Breach of Professional Duty cover for Performers and Entertainers is designed to protect your business against legal costs and claims by third parties for damages arising from acts, omissions or breaches of professional duty in the course of your business.1

This feature is available within the Public Liability Insurance for Performers arranged through Aon.
Equipment Insurance (Optional)
Instrument & Equipment insurance includes cover for accidental loss or damage and theft of your own equipment, instruments and associated items.1 Equipment and Musical Instrument Insurance is available as an optional cover.

Cover benefits of Performers Insurance

Public and Products Liability cover

  • Public Liability $30,000,000 any one occurrence
  • Products Liability $30,000,000 for any one occurrence and in the aggregate of any one period of insurance
  • Breach of Professional Duty $5,000,000 any one claim and in the aggregate any one period of insurance.1

Worldwide cover
Third-party injury or property damage arising because of your business activities, is generally available for anywhere in the world excluding North America, but subject always to the Territorial Limits stated in your Schedule.1,2

Tutoring and workshops
Cover may be available for any tutoring or workshops you do that are specific to your performance activity, provided it is noted in your Schedule.1

Venue hire
Cover may be available for when you stage a show, rehearsal or workshop with an audience, provided it is noted in your Schedule.1 Generally, cover is available for an audience of up to 300, but if you need cover for more than 300 people just call us on 1800 806 584 we can help.


Frequently Asked Questions
Here are answers to some commonly asked questions by Performers.
Who is covered by Performers Insurance?
The Performer’s Liability Insurance arranged through Aon can cover the following categories of performers:

Category 1
Actors/Acting, Astrologers, Baton Twirling, Bingo Callers, Bubble Blowing, Caricatures, Cartoonists, Characters, Comedians, Comperes, Costumed Characters, Escape Artists, Hula Hoop, Impersonators, Magicians, Marching, Marriage Celebrants, MC’s, Mime, Models, Poets, Promotional Boy/Girl, Public Speakers, Puppetry, Race Callers, Spruikers, Statues, Stilt Walkers, Storytellers, Theatre Performers, Trivia Hosts, TV Presenters, Unicycling/Trick Cycling 

Category 2 
Acrobats, Aerial Performers, Balloon Sculpting, Burlesque Artist, Clairvoyant, Clowns, Dancers, DJ’s/Video DJ’s, Face & Body Painters, Juggling, - Non-Dangerous Goods – balls etc, Karaoke, Musicians/Singers, Pavement Art, Physical Theatre, Plate Spinning, Roller Skating, Tarot Card Reading, Temporary. 3 

If you are in a category not described above please contact our entertainment team, and they can assist with your query. 
Do I need Performers Insurance if the venue has insurance?
Although the venue or contractor may have their own Public Liability insurance in place, it generally won’t cover liability of performers or other third parties engaged by the venue in the event of an occurrence which results in a claim.

This is because their insurance generally covers them for their own insured activities and liabilities. Performers are not employees, and therefore the venue’s/contractor’s policy will not necessarily extend to liability incurred by them or any other third party working for them.
Does my Public Liability Insurance cover me if I work overseas?
If you travel overseas to perform, Public Liability Insurance for Performers arranged through Aon will generally cover you anywhere outside of North America, provided this is stated in your Schedule.1,2
Explore more FAQs
Am I covered if I let someone borrow my equipment or instruments?
Yes, under the Equipment & Musical Instrument Insurance arranged through Aon, your equipment may be covered if you lend it to someone else. However special terms, conditions and excesses apply. Please ensure you read the PDS, Policy Wording, and/or contact our office for more information.

Is insurance mandatory in my field?
While there is no governing body which mandates insurance for bands & performing groups,  insurance should still be an important consideration regardless of whether or not it is mandatory. Some of your clients or some production locations may also require you to hold Public Liability insurance before commencing work.

How do I make a claim?
​You will find details of how to make a claim in the policy wording you receive from us. However, we also appreciate that having to make a claim can be a stressful time which is why as your advocate we are always on hand to help with any questions. Please do not hesitate to call us on 1800 806 584.

What if I need to make a change to my policy?
It is important to keep your policy up to date with the changing shape of your work but also to keep your business and personal information up to date in the event of a claim.

Should your business circumstances have changed, for example you have changed the services that you offer and you are not sure if your existing insurance covers it anymore then you can always call one of our experienced friendly brokers to discuss on 1800 806 584.

How do I renew my policy?
Your renewal offer will be sent to you via your elected email address, approximately 30 days before your renewal date you will receive a renewal email and schedule from Aon. It is important at this stage to review the details of our offer carefully (remember pricing and coverage levels may have changed so it is important to review). If you are happy with the offer and wish to accept, please make your payment by the date specified on your invoice.

Thank you for looking into renewing your policy through Aon. It is greatly valued that you are pleased with the level of service and coverage you receive.

What should I do if I have not received my certificate of currency or renewal offer/documents?
Please accept our apologies, at Aon we strive to deliver best in class service, so we are sorry to hear you have not received your documents. Please contact us on 1800 806 584 or and we will look to send your documents as soon as possible.

What are your opening hours?
Our opening hours are 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Monday to Friday (except public holidays). If you need to contact us out of hours you can email us at and we will pick up your query on the next business day.


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8:30am - 5:00pm AET
Mon - Fri (except public holidays)
1Subject to full terms, conditions and limits of the policy. Please review the full policy wording for more information.  
2Cover is not provided in respect of activities in North America. 
3APRA, Music Victoria, Music ACT & WAM members receive a discount when category 2 cover is selected. 

Performers Liability insurance is arranged by Aon Risk Services Australia Limited ABN 17 000 434 720 AFSL 241141 (Aon) as agent for the insurer, XL Insurance Company SE, Australia Branch, ABN 36 083 570 441.If you purchase this insurance, Aon will receive a commission that is a percentage of the premium. Further information can be found in our FSG click here or provided upon request. 

Equipment and Instrument Insurance is arranged by Aon Risk Services Australia Limited ABN 17 000 434 720 AFSL 241141 as agent for the insurer, Allianz Australia Insurance Limited, ABN 15 000 122 850, AFSL 234708. If you purchase this insurance, Aon will receive a commission that is a percentage of the premium. Further information can be found in our FSG click here or provided upon request.