About GIO

Since 1927, GIO has helped generations of customers feel better protected to navigate the uncertainties of life with our range of trusted insurance products.

GIO – Part of the Suncorp Network. It’s worth Knowing

We’ve been helping customers navigate life’s uncertainties since 1927. The certainty GIO provides is knowing what you’re covered for when it comes to your insurance, well before you may ever need it. Who knew knowing could feel so good?

So, did you know that GIO is part of the Suncorp Network?

Our network brings together financial services and products with brands like GIO, Suncorp, AAMI, APIA, Shannons and Bingle, in one place – that means more great service and value for you. For example, access to Suncorp banking products that help you get on top of your money. You can also tap into industry experts through workshops and seminars that help you with everything from investments to growing your business. And you can make easy online claims. Plus, eligible personal customers can enjoy exclusive rewards through Suncorp Benefits and get discounts on everyday expenses like groceries, fuel, and travel at over 100 retailers including Woolworths, David Jones and Virgin Velocity. So now you can be sure you’ll get more with GIO.

History

1927

GIO Australia is founded as the Government Insurance Office in 1927. It was set up by the Government Insurance Act of New South Wales to provide workers' compensation insurance under the Workers' Compensation Act of 1926 to take over activities previously carried out by the NSW Treasury Insurance Branch. 

1941

The Workers’ Compensation Act is amended to allow the selling of life insurance.

1989

The name GIO Australia is adopted to reflect the business nationwide.

1991

An association with the Home Building Society in Western Australia is formed and GIO Australia’s personal and life insurance products become available through 30 Home Building Society outlets.

1992

GIO Australia is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange following a public and institutional offer.

1999

AMP acquires a majority shareholding (57.47%) in GIO Australia Holdings Limited and GIO becomes a listed subsidiary of AMP Limited. At the time, GIO has nearly $10 billion in assets under management, a significant customer base and a growing retail market share. 

2001

Suncorp Group acquires AMP’s general insurance interests, including GIO General Limited.

2010

GIO is confirmed as a major partner with Wheelchair Sports NSW.

2011

GIO becomes an official supporter of Youngcare an organisation that helps the care of young Australians at home. 

2012

GIO announces a major sponsorship deal with NSW Rugby Limited and becomes the inaugural platinum partner of TAD Disability Services NSW.

2013

Suncorp Group’s general insurance businesses in Australia are transferred to AAI Limited and now, AAI Limited trading as GIO, issues GIO general insurance products. 

2014

GIO announces two major deals sponsoring the Canberra Stadium, home to the Canberra Brumbies and the Canberra Raiders, and Disability Sports Australia.

2016

A new version of the innovative GIO Claim Mate app, originally launched in 2013, is released allowing customers to make a claim quickly and easily for damage to their car or caravan.