About Us

Premier Insurance Brokers

Premier Insurance Brokers are General Insurance Brokers and were formed in 1985 to represent and service clients who were experiencing difficulty and inconvenience in obtaining a satisfactory level of professional and personalised insurance service.

We now form part of Austbrokers Limited. AUB Group is a top general Insurance broking group in Australia with a turnover $1.5 billion in general insurance premiums, and over $450 million in funds under management.

We recognise the recipe for continued success is our commitment to deliver a high quality standard of personalised and professional service to all clients by a team of dedicated and experienced staff. “ Listen Think Advise” is what you can expect from Premier and our staff.

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Our Clients

The company currently manages the insurance affairs of approximately 4,500 clients and enjoys the mandate as the recommended insurance broker for a number of Industry Associations and Organisations.

We also enjoy a major presence in the timber industry, including forestry contractors, saw-milling and timber product manufacturers and merchants. Our client base extends through industrial, commercial, professional and domestic accounts and ranges from SME’s to some of Queensland’s largest private companies.



Our People

Scott Hastings – Director

Scott has worked in the insurance broking industry for over 30 years. In this time he has gained a strong understanding of insurable risk for corporate and commercial businesses. For most of the 30 years he has been in the employ of international brokers such as Sedgwick, Alexander & Alexander and Aon. Whilst at Aon, Scott was appointed COO of their Indonesian operations and then Executive Director of the Singapore office running a Global Business Unit and business development.

In 2005 Scott and his family returned to Queensland where he joined a new Australian based brokerage and opened their Brisbane office. In 2010 he became an equity partner in Premier Insurance Brokers. This opportunity of jointly running a well established insurance brokerage and teaming with Austbrokers has been an exciting and rewarding experience.

He also holds a Diploma Financial Services (Insurance Broking) and is an Associate of the Australian New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance.


Lyn Heaton – Senior Client Manager 

Lyn started working as a receptionist for Sun Alliance Insurance in their Wollongong Office before moving to Brisbane in 1984.  She continued to work in insurance taking various roles with Insurance Agents, International Brokers as well as larger Metropolitan Brokers.  This allowed her to gain experience in all areas from domestic insurance to small commercial businesses including some specialised divisions and onto larger corporate accounts. 

Lyn joined a local broker in 1997 that merged with Premier Insurance Brokers in 2001.  Lyn takes pride in getting to know her clients extremely well with many of them remaining as her clients today. 

Over the years, Lyn has obtained a Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking) and is a Member of the Australian New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance.

Sandra King – Client Manager

Sandra has spent her entire working life in the insurance industry, well over 32 years. In this time she has worked for both insurers and brokers and has a sound understanding of most insurance policies and finding the best premium for coverage available for our clients. Her main focus is insurance for our pet industry clients operating under the trading name Premier Pets. www.premierpets.com.au

Peter Griffiths - Client Manager

Peter has been in the insurance industry for nigh on 30 years. Starting out as a Claims Examiner for Lloyds of London, he made a big move to Vanuatu to become an Underwriter and Manager at a Global insurance company, where he stayed for quite a number of years.

More recently Peter has made the move to Australia, eventually finding his way to Premier having previously worked for another brokerage here in Queensland.

Peter is currently working in the SME team, where he is aiming to build strong relationships with his clients, using his wealth of knowledge and experience.

Peter holds a Diploma of Financial Services – General insurance

Jeanette Keding - Client Manager

After many years as a successful full time mother, Jeanette joined the insurance industry in 2006, working for a claims assessor.

Not long after this time, Jeanette made the move to Premier, where since 2007 has worked in just about every facet of the organisation. Starting as a Data Entry & Admin Assistant, she has served as an Account Executive under a number of Client Managers, including the current Managing Director, Scott Hastings. Having earned her Diploma in Financial Services – Insurance Broking, Jeanette made the move to Client Manager for Private Clients and Residential Strata Divisions, which is where she remains today.

Jeanette strives to build lasting relationships with her clients, and aims to provide the highest level of service for them. 

Jonathan Bryant - Client Manager

Jonathan recently joined Premier, moving his young family up from Sydney to be closer to his extended family. He has several years experience in the insurance industry and focuses on understanding client needs and risk and delivering a cost effective solution.

Jono is managing a portfolio in our expanding SME team.


 Industry Associations

Premier Insurance Brokers has a focus on providing quality service offerings for our clients. One of the ways we do this is to ensure that we associate with only the most professional industry providers and organisations.

 Our Insurance Providers

We have an excellent working relationship (including on-line access) with many APRA (licensed approved) insurers and where necessary, we utilise international insurers including London markets.

Payment Options

There are a number of ways for you to pay your premium ($AUD). You can find these on our invoice, that is attached to your insurance documentation. 

If you are interested in paying your premium monthly, we have strong relationships with a number of Premium Funding companies who we can arrange that through. 

Any Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT) can be made directly to our bank account, using the reference number provided on your invoice;

BSB: 334-040

Account: 5543 98508

Name: Austbrokers Premier Pty Ltd

Industry Organisations

Our Parent Company is Austbrokers Holdings Pty Ltd
We are members of National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA).
We are members of the Council of Queensland Insurance Brokers (CQIB).

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Last modified: September 27 2018