Who we are

Helping you look after what's important in your life.

Insuring This Australian Life

As one of Australia’s leading life insurers we’ve learnt that the most important part of life isn’t the stuff we own, but the experiences we share with the people we love. It’s living life. This Australian life.

That’s why we do what we do, protect people, not things, to help you look after what matters most. From covering your children’s education, to keeping up the mortgage payments for the family home or rehabilitation to get you back on track sooner.

Together with our partners we protect more than 5 million customers1 and their families, helping  them look after what matters most, so they have the freedom to keep living the life they planned.

TAL is a leading life insurer

150 years experience

When you’ve been around for as long as we have you learn what matters most. It's the experience we have that ensures you can protect you, your loved ones, and their future.
Trusted by over 5 million customers1

Join the millions of Australians who trust that we'll be there to support them when they need us most.
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Last financial year we paid $4.2 billion in claims to 50,128 customers. Helping more Australians to keep living the life they love after an illness or injury.2


We're in this Australian life together.

The most important part of life isn't the things we own, but the experiences we share with the people we love. That's why it's not just about what we do at TAL, it's about how we do it. Because when you choose TAL, you choose an insurer who cares.


Our life story

From our humble origins in 1869, through to today as a leading life insurer, we’ve been in the business of looking after people, not things.


It begins in New Zealand. The Government Life Insurance Office is created there and quickly develops an outstanding reputation as a specialist life insurer.

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Our journey continues in Australia. The Government Life Insurance Office is renamed TOWER and enters Australia with the purchase of Adriatic Life Insurance. They have expertise from their base in Europe, and bring more ways for customers to buy.

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TOWER increases their reach by purchasing Friends Provident Life Assurance. The financial futures of more Australians can be protected by offering tailored solutions through more advisers.

  1. Based on customer covers in force across Group, Retail and Direct and there may be duplicate lives insured.

  2. Claims statistics based on total claims paid under TAL Life Limited and TAL Life Insurance Services Limited insurance products (including funeral insurance) between 1 April 2023 and 31 March 2024.

Our recognition starts with people

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  • FSC Life Insurance Award 2021 - Innovation in Retail Winner
  • 2020 Life Company of the Year Winner
  • Commonwealth Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) – Employer of Choice
  • 2020 Momentum Media Women in Finance Winner