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Professional Indemnity Insurance

You spend your career taking care of other people, so let us take care of you.

ACORN has negotiated a cost-effective solution for members who want professional indemnity insurance through a partnership with Guild Insurance.


Why has ACORN partnered with Guild?

As the preferred insurance partner for ACORN, Guild Insurance provides professional indemnity insurance cover designed specifically for you as a perioperative nurse. From your time as a nursing student and throughout your professional years, Guild Insurance is there for you every step of the way. Guild Insurance has been providing professional indemnity insurance for Australian allied health professionals for over 60 years. They currently partner with and provide insurance for 12 Ahpra registered professions.

Why do I need my own Professional Indemnity cover?

As a nurse you are exposed to risks every day.

A patient could have an adverse reaction to treatment. You might follow the right procedures, but a patient accuses you of wrongdoing. No matter where you work, claims can be made not just against your employer, but against you as an individual. Even if you’re found not at fault, the cost of defending a claim against you can be financially and emotionally crippling. In some cases, relying on your employer’s policy could conflict with your own best interests.

What does Guild Insurance cover me for?

When you are insured with Guild, you’ll have protection that meets Ahpra requirements as determined by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Guild offers you financial peace of mind and support by mitigating risk as you perform your activities as a registered nurse or nurse practitioner. Guild ensures your interests are best served should a conflict arise, protecting you against differing versions of events or testimony from your employer or another practitioner.

With a choice of $20 million, $10 million or $5 million liability options, you’ll enjoy the convenience of having it all in one policy:

1. Professional Indemnity 
Broad cover for financial loss caused in connection with your nursing services.

2. Public Liability 
Cover for accidents that cause injury or property damage because of you performing your job.

3. Products Liability
Protects you against liability for damages caused by goods sold or supplied by you in your role.

It’s always the little extras in your policy that can make all the difference including:

  • Free run-off cover which protects you when you’ve ceased nursing permanently
  • Cover for legal costs and expenses associated with complaints to your registration body, disciplinary proceedings, or a coronial inquiry
  • Choice of full-time, part-time, self-employed, or employed cover
  • Nil basic excess on professional indemnity claims
  • Pay by the month at no extra cost
  • 24/7 claims support

How can I find out more?

To find out more on the benefits of Guild’s Nurses Professional Indemnity Insurance or to get a quote, go to our website or call 1800 810 213.


Insurance issued by Guild Insurance Ltd. ABN 55 004 538 863. AFSL 233791 and subject to terms and conditions and exclusions. Guild Insurance supports your association's ongoing projects, lobbying and research through the payment of referral fees. This information is of a general nature only. Please refer to the Policy Disclosure Statement (PDS) and Target Market.