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.

At GIO, we know insurance, so you know you’re covered.

For almost 100 years, our experts have been helping thousands of Australians navigate life’s uncertainties and protect the things that matter most.

Why? Well, you could say we’re a team of highly skilled insurance experts who are totally obsessed with every aspect of insurance and provide our customers with excellent insurance solutions.

We’re so passionate about your insurance experience, we’ve even created the new GIO App, so you can access your insurance documents and manage your insurance policies from your smartphone. That means wherever you are, you can be certain what you’re covered for.

At GIO, we want our customers to get the right level of cover, and the confidence that goes with it. With us, you don’t have to worry.

When it comes to insurance, our experts are here for you.



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. 


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


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


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.


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


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. 


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


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


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


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. 


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


GIO celebrates 10 years of sponsoring Wheelchair Sports NSW.


GIO Launches their new app, featuring weather alerts, the ability to make and track claims, update your policy info, and more.