About Us

As Australia's life insurance specialist, we help you look after what's important in your life.

TAL is Australia's life insurance specialist, and for over 140 years we’ve been protecting people, not things. Today, we insure more than 3.7 million Australians. And in 2015, we reached a new milestone paying over $1 billion in claims.

We know people are at the heart of what we do, and the key to our success. Our 1600 team members across six offices around Australia, come from all walks of life. And we partner with financial advisers and super funds with one shared goal: to protect the lives of Australians and give them choices when they need them most.


Insuring This Australian Life 

We protect the choices and options that matter to you, so you and your loved ones have the freedom to live the life you've planned.


Our life story

From our humble origins in 1869, through to today as Australia's life insurance specialist, 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.


Career opportunities

We believe every Australian life is different, and so are their career paths. With diversity and inclusion at the core of our culture, we actively seek out people from all walks of life with varied points of view.

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Our recognition starts with people

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  • Canstar logo
  • SMSF 2015 award winner logo
  • Direct life award logo
  • ABF award logo
  • Smart Investor Blue Ribbon awards winner logo 2015
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