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Welcome to Brooklyn

Welcome to Brooklyn , a market-leading underwriting agency for retail insurance brokers in Australia.



Product Description:

Brooklyn Liability offers a market-leading broadform Public & Products Liability insurance policy for a wide-range of business occupations.


Cover Includes (Key Features):

Product Feature & Benefits Summary

Broadform Public & Products Liability Insurance Policy.

Key Features & Benefits

  • Up to $500,000 CCC (any one occurrence);
  • Ability to offer US exports extension;
  • Errors & omissions extension - up to $500,000 in the Aggregate;
  • Product Recall expense coverage - up to $1,000,000 in the Aggregate;
  • No Height Restrictions imposed.

Limits Available:

$20,000,000 any one occurrence and in the annual aggregate in respect of Products Liability.

$50,000,000 available upon request.


Underwriting Information Required:

  • Detailed liability submission or proposal
  • Updated 5 years liability claims experience
  • Product listings or website details.
  • Quality assurance and risk management information for work away from premises risks.
  • Turnover split of activities.

Occupations Appetite:

Target market SME but we will consider the larger business up to $100 m in turnover.

  • Abattoirs and meat processing
  • Building maintenance & repairs
  • Chemical manufacturers, wholesalers & distributors
  • Confectionery manufacturers, importer and sales
  • Cosmetics manufacture, wholesalers & distributors
  • Dairy manufacturers
  • Detergent manufacturers, wholesalers & distributors
  • Earthmoving, excavation and site preparation
  • Fertiliser manufacturers, wholesalers & distributors
  • Food and beverage manufacturers, importers and wholesalers
  • Food processing, manufacturing, wholesalers & distributors
  • Formworkers
  • Heavy engineering & construction
  • Height & safety contractors
  • Metal fabrication and installation of any kind
  • Motor wreckers (excluding critical parts)
  • Mining equipment and consumables
  • Mining contractors (above & below ground)
  • Plant & machinery operators, contractors & manufacturers
  • Playground installation & manufacture
  • Pressure cleaners / sandblasters
  • Riggers
  • Small goods manufacturers
  • Solar & renewable energy business
  • Stock feed manufacturers and wholesaler
  • Structural steel fabrication and fabricated products manufacturers
  • Swimming pool installation
  • Telecommunications contractors
  • Toy manufacturers, wholesalers & distributors
  • Turners & fitters
  • Trailer, caravans manufacturers & assemblers

Occupations available Online:

  • Abrasive Blasting / Sand Blasting
  • Audio Visual lnstaller
  • Auto-Electrician
  • Air Conditioning Services
  • Alarm Installation
  • Antenna Installation
  • Bathroom Installation
  • Blind & Security Screen Installation
  • Boilermaker
  • Carpenter
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner
  • Carpet Laying
  • Cleaner
  • Concreters
  • Diesel mechanics
  • Earthmoving
  • Electricians
  • Elevator / Escalator Contractor
  • Flooring Contractor
  • Fencing contractors
  • Fitter & Turner
  • Garage Door Installation
  • Graffiti Removal
  • Green Waste Rubbish Removal
  • Gutter Cleaning
  • Garden maintenance & Landscapers
  • Gas Fitter
  • Glaziers
  • Guttering & Facia Board Fitter
  • Heating Equipment & Installation & Repair
  • Irrigation Systems Construction or Installation (Not Including Agricultural or Farm)
  • Insulation Installation
  • Joinery
  • Kitchen Installation
  • Land Clearing
  • Landscaping Contractor
  • Lawn Mowing Contractor
  • Lift / Hoist Installation Contractor
  • Painting Contractor
  • Paving Contractor
  • Pest Control
  • Plastering Contractor
  • Plumbers
  • Refrigeration Contractor
  • Rendering Contractor
  • Roofing Contractors
  • Shades & Sails Installation
  • Street Furniture Installation
  • Site Preparation
  • Steam Cleaning / Pressure Washing
  • Solar Panel Installation
  • Shop & Office Fitter
  • Signwriting Contractor
  • Spray Painter
  • Test & Tag Contractor
  • Tiling Contractors
  • Traffic Controllers
  • Tree Loppers
  • Ventilation Equipment Installation & Repair
  • Vending Machine Installation
  • Waterproofing Contractor
  • Welders
  • Window Cleaners
  • Weed Spraying
  • Window Installation

Contact Persons:

James Tuitavuki

Manager, Liability

Phone: 02 8270 1781

Mobile: 0415 294 032



Shane Golding

Senior Underwriter, Liability

Phone: 02 8270 1791

Mobile: 0435 028 579



Jeremy O'Connor

Underwriter, Liability

Phone: 02 8270 1782

Mobile: 0484 542 345



Russell McCauley

Underwriter, Liability

Phone: 02 8270 1788

Mobile: 0450 389 619



Alexandra Merida

Assistant Underwriter, Liability

Phone: 02 8270 1467

Mobile: 0459 878 194


Message for brokers:

From 1 June 2019, Brooklyn Underwriting’s products are issued by XL Insurance Company SE, Australia branch (ABN 36 083 570 441) trading as Brooklyn Underwriting. XL Insurance Company SE, Australia branch is licenced and regulated by APRA as a general insurer. XL Insurance Company SE is part of the AXA XL division of the AXA Group.

Any policies written before 1 June 2019 will have been issued by Catlin Australia Pty Ltd, for and on behalf of Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s.

XL Insurance Company SE does not currently hold an AFSL for the wholesale insurance products it writes for your wholesale clients. For our STRATA product (which is a retail insurance product), this is written by XL Insurance Company SE, Australia branch through our inter-group coverholder, Catlin Australia Pty Ltd (ACN 018 319 786, AFSL 301617) as agent for and on behalf of XL Insurance Company SE.

There will be no change to our bank account details – so please continue to pay premiums into the same bank account. For the avoidance of doubt, all wordings, closings, invoices and other documents relating to risks incepting post 1 June 2019 should refer to XL Insurance Company SE, Australia branch (ABN 36 083 570 441) as the issuer and insurer.

If you have any questions, please contact your usual contact at Brooklyn Underwriting.

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Brooklyn understands that the primary reason for the existence of specialist underwriting agencies is to add value. Value for our brokers and their clients in everything we do.

We are not just “another insurer”. We know, we must do more. We must make a difference and we must provide our clients with access to the best people, products and technology available in order to ensure every engagement with Brooklyn is meaningful. We’re here to assist to help your business and your clients.

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General Enquiries


Sydney Office

Angel Place, Level 28, 123 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: +61 2 8270 1790


Brisbane Office

Level 17, Suite 3 66 Eagle Street | Brisbane QLD 4000
Ph: +61 2 8270 1790


Melbourne Office

Level 19, 500 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Ph: +61 2 8270 1790

Mailing Address

GPO Box 4668, Sydney NSW 2001

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Here at Brooklyn we are acutely aware that excellent claims management is absolutely vital for our brokers and their clients when it matters most.

We are your first 'port-of-call' for all claims notifications and we remain present throughout the entire claims process.

Our dedicated claims function will liaise with you and our supporting insurers from the point of claims lodgement right through to final settlement.



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