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Bass Coast Shire Council welcomes a new public liability insurance scheme for not-for-profit community groups

By Bass Coast Shire Council - 13th May 2002 - Back to News

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Bass Coast Shire Council welcomes a new public liability insurance scheme for not-for-profit community groups.

The new public liability scheme has been developed by the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) to provide public and products liability cover to not-for-profit community organisations. The scheme has been developed as a response by local government to the concerns raised by community groups to large increases in premiums and the increasing difficulty in getting cover.

The scheme has been developed by MAV in partnership with the State Government of Victoria, Jardine Lloyd Thompson and

The new scheme will be available from June 2002.

It will cover organisations that:

  • Provide a public benefit or serve a charitable purpose
  • Support the social fabric of the community
  • Are not controlled or appointed by the business or government sectors
  • Do not return profits to the owners or managers
  • Essentially control their own affairs even though they may have grants or other sources of funding from business and government sectors
  • Have some degree of voluntary commitment of time by those involved in the organisation
  • Usually have an institutional presence and structure (e.g. are incorporated)

Cover will also be available for most community events, celebrations and festivals.

There are exclusions involving sporting, adventure and emergency services.

Two levels of cover are available: $5 million and $10 million (with a standard excess of $1,000 for each and every claim).

To get more information, to obtain a quotation or to get cover visit or call (03) 9860 3470 or (03) 9860 3434.


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