About Us

Company Profile

As a leading insurance broker in Cairns, the team at Bill Owen Insurance Brokers are experts in the field.  We are passionate about providing tailored advice to ensure our clients are given the best cover available. Our knowledge of insurance markets enables us to offer professional advice and the highest standard of service.

We have developed the skills to place and service many varied and difficult insurance risks, including small-medium enterprise (SME), construction, transport, tourism, retail and aviation-related accounts.

We strive to maintain our reputation as a top service provider and believe that all clients deserve the highest standards.  Our operations rely on a small team of highly qualified and skilled personnel whose focus is to provide the professional advice with the highest level of service.

Bill Owen was the sole Director and shareholder of the company for many years, and in 2013, long term employee and Broking Operations Manager, Angela Downs, became a shareholder and subsequently a Director.

In October 2021, Bill and Angela made the decision to sell 100% of their shareholding in Bill Owen Insurance Brokers to Steadfast Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd (Steadfast), a wholly owned subsidiary of Steadfast Ltd.

The decision to sell their holdings was not made without fully considering the effect upon all the company’s stakeholders. The wellbeing of clients, our team of brokers and support staff was their major consideration in choosing a suiter to continue the ethos of the business they built over some 38 years.

Angela continues to lead the business as Managing Director whilst Bill has fully retired from the insurance broking industry.

License Details

Bill Owen Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd
ABN 62 067 609 572
Australian Financial Services Licence No. 235365

Financial Services Guide

If you require any further information about our company license, products we advise on or any other information not found on this website contact our office on (07) 40521000.

Value Proposition

Our Value Proposition to You is:
  • Save you time and money by managing your insurance needs so you can get on with running your business
  • Eliminate the need for you to conduct price and product comparison shopping
  • Offer objective advice and represent your interest, not the Insurer’s
  • Represent your interest in ensuring quick, efficient settlement of claims
  • A business partner that provide professional advice based on experience and expertise.
  • You benefit from the expertise of professionals who are trained and in tune with the latest industry developments
  • Access to a full range of insurance to cover all aspect of your business
  • Build long term relationships by understanding your business before providing the solution to ensure the right protection is provided
  • Developing risk management strategies to lower premiums
  • Minimise risk of over or under insurance by correct assessment of assets and identifying gaps in cover
  • Improving cash flow through access to premium funding
  • Handling of insurance placement, documentation and renewals
  • In-depth knowledge across a range on insurance products, the market (locally and internationally) and the business environment impact on insurance
  • Keep you abreast of impacts of market changes to your insurance cover
  • Work with other business partners (accountants, financial advisers, legal) to improve business practices, reduce risks and improve your bottom line
  • Full client relationship management and ability to look at your business from a holistic perspective
  • Ensure the insurance is placed with secure, stable insurers
  • Going direct may appear cheaper but can cost more in the long term if cover is inadequate, risk management is not handled expertly, or when a claim arises

Professional Standards

ASIC has granted a licence to operate as a General Insurance Broker under the new Financial Services Reform Act. Bill Owen Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd is regulated by ASIC to ensure that our clients can be assured of our professional standards.