Complaints process for Life, Funeral and Income Protection Insurance

We hope that you never have a reason to complain, but if you do, we will do our best to work with you to resolve it. To lodge a complaint or if you require assistance to lodge a complaint, please contact us using one of the following means:

Phone:
1300 709 431
Monday to Friday (except public holidays)
8am – 8pm (AEST)
Writing:
Customer Support Complaints
Guardian Insurance
Reply Paid 6728
Baulkham Hills NSW 2153
Email:
enquiries@guardianinsurance.com.au

Our complaint resolution process has three steps.

1. Initial response

Usually when you have a complaint, we can resolve it immediately on the phone. If we cannot immediately resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, we will refer your complaint to our centralised complaints team who will acknowledge receipt of your complaint within 24 hours (or one business day) where reasonable. If we are still unable to resolve your complaint within five days or your complaint is in relation to hardship or the value or decline of a claim, we will escalate your complaint for review by our Internal Dispute Resolution team.

2. Internal Dispute Resolution

All matters escalated to our Internal Dispute Resolution team will be responded to in writing. After full consideration of the matter, a written final response will be provided within 30 days that will outline the decision reached and the reasons for the decision.

3. External Dispute Resolution

In the unlikely event that your complaint is not resolved to your satisfaction, or a final response has not been provided within 30 days, you may be eligible to refer your matter to the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) provided your matter is within the scope of AFCA’s Complaint Resolution Scheme Rules. AFCA is a free, fair and independent dispute resolution scheme.

You may contact AFCA at:

Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA)

Mail:
GPO Box 3, Melbourne VIC 3001
Phone:
1800 931 678
Website:
www.afca.org.au
Email:
info@afca.org.au

Complaints Process for Pet Insurance

We hope that you never have reason to complain, but if you do we will do our best to work with you to resolve it. Our complaints resolution process has three steps. Please let us know if you require additional assistance to lodge a complaint.

1. Immediate response

Usually when you have a concern, we can resolve it immediately on the phone. If we can’t immediately resolve your concern we will treat it as a complaint and take steps to resolve your complaint as soon as possible. We will acknowledge your complaint within one business day of receiving it.

Please contact us using one of the following means:

Phone:
1300 709 431
Monday to Friday (except public holidays)
8am – 8pm (AEST)
Writing:
Customer Support Complaints
Guardian Pet Insurance
Locked Bag 9021
Castle Hill NSW 1765

Please supply your policy number, if applicable, to enable the complaint or enquiry to be dealt with promptly. Your complaint or enquiry will be dealt with by someone with appropriate authority.

2. Internal Dispute Resolution

If we haven’t resolved your complaint to your satisfaction, at your request (refer to contact details provided for ‘1. Immediate response’), we will escalate your complaint for review by our Internal Dispute Resolution team. All escalated complaints will be acknowledged within one business day of being escalated. The Internal Dispute Resolution team will review your matter and any supporting evidence. After full consideration of the complaint, a written final response will be provided that will outline the decision reached and the reasons for the decision.

3. External Dispute Resolution

In the event that your complaint is not resolved to your satisfaction, or a final written response has not been provided within 30 days, you can refer your complaint to the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA), provided your complaint is within the scope of the AFCA Rules. 

AFCA is an independent dispute resolution service provided free of charge.

You may contact AFCA at:

Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA)

Mail:
GPO Box 3, Melbourne VIC 3001
Phone:
1800 931 678
Website:
www.afca.org.au
Email:
info@afca.org.au