Exciting times at Rivers and Austbrokers Premier

Rivers Insurance Brokers and Premier Insurance Brokers are pleased to announce their merger.

Both Rivers and Premier have a proud history of providing exceptional insurance advice and client service to a broad range of client’s through-out Australia, with a particular focus on Queensland.

Combined the Rivers/Austbrokers Premier business will have operations in Cairns, Innisfail, Gladstone and Brisbane. It will employ in excess of 40 Staff, provide insurance and risk services to close to 7,000 clients and a combined premium volume of around $35 Million.  This places the business as one of the largest privately owned insurance brokerages in Queensland.  The business will ultimately be operating under the Rivers brand, and is a significant step towards achieving its 5 year strategy approved by the Rivers Board in May last year which is outlined below.


Don Tickle, Managing Director, of Rivers said that he was “very excited to be joining forces with Premier. Having Premier join us in Brisbane will really help accelerate our aspiration of helping more people find the best cover across Queensland. Importantly it will provide us with some serious scale in South East Queensland and add further capability to our team throughout the State.”

Scott Hastings, Managing Director at Austbrokers Premier, said that “he was looking forward to the prospect of working within a team that had the resources and plans to be a serious force in insurance broking going forward. I am very proud of the business that I have built over the past 8 years. I am now looking forward to focusing on my clients and delivering the capability of the combined Rivers/ Premier business to my existing and new clients”.

Our insurer relationships are key to our success as brokers. We look forward to working with you as a combined entity to ensure that we are delivering the best possible outcomes for our clients into the future.

All processes for the 2 businesses will remain as they are until we finalise our integration process.

Should you have any questions,  please contact :

Nerida Trappett:


Direct Phone: 07 30289494
Mobile : 0407 737 592

Email: nerida.trappett@riversinsurance.com.au

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Last modified: September 27 2018