The fresh approach to Crop Insurance - Rural Affinity

With effect from 8 October 2017, all new business and renewal transactions for all Rural Affinity products will be 100% underwritten by Talbot Underwriting Australia.  For more information on what this means for you, please click here


Policies incepting prior to 8 October 2017 are underwritten by Great Lakes Australia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Munich Reinsurance Company.

This insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE (ARBN 127 740 532, ABN 18 964 580 576, AFS Licence No. 318603) trading as “Great Lakes Australia”, authorised by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (‘APRA’). Great Lakes Australia is a branch of Great Lakes Insurance SE which is a limited liability company incorporated in Germany and a wholly owned subsidiary of Munich Re Insurance Company.

Change of company name

Effective 30 December, 2016 the insurer, Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) SE has transferred its registered office from the United Kingdom and become a limited liability company incorporated in Germany. Its name has changed to Great Lakes Insurance SE.

What the changes mean to you

Other details, such as the insurer’s trading name, contact details, the terms, conditions, exclusions and limitations as set out in your PDS or your policy wording (including our obligations under the relevant  insurance contract(s) with you) are unaffected by the changes

The Munich Re Group is one of the largest insurance groups in the world. Great Lakes Australia has strong financial security characteristics. However, please note that ratings can vary from time to time. You can check Great Lakes Australia’s current rating at the Standard & Poor’s website.