About Us

Local Heritage

Zurich Australia is the Australian arm of Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) - a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets.

Zurich was founded in the city of Zurich, Switzerland in 1872, where our headquarters remain today. Since then we have applied our expertise and experience to ensuring our customers have the very best protection for the things they value. This is our mission and is at the heart of everything we do.

Our Australian story dates back to 1920, when the Commonwealth General Assurance Corporation Ltd (CGA) was incorporated in New South Wales. In 1961, CGA became part of the Zurich Insurance Group. Since then our Australian business has grown significantly, employing more than 1,000 people across Australia and New Zealand who share our commitment to always placing our customers' needs at the heart of our business.

In December 2017 we announced our intention to acquire OnePath Life Ltd from ANZ. At the completion of this transaction Zurich will become one of the leading retail life insurers in Australia.

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