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.
On 1 June 2019 ANZ’s life and consumer credit insurance business (OnePath Life) was formally acquired by Zurich Australia. This created one of Australia’s largest life insurers, with a combined Australian heritage of more than 200 years, serving more than two million customers and paying more than $1 billion per annum in claims.