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For more than 120 years!, QBE has been making a significant contribution to Australian commercial history.

In October 1886, James Burns and Robert Philp, two young Scotsmen, formed The North Queensland Insurance Company Limited. Within 4 years, the company had established more than 36 agencies around the world, in locations including New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and London.

Since those early beginnings and through stable growth, merger and strategic acquisition, QBE has grown to become one of the top 25 insurers and reinsurers worldwide.

QBE Australia is a member of the QBE Insurance Group, Australia’s largest international insurance and reinsurance group and one of the top 25 global insurers and re-insurers as measured by gross written premium. QBE operate in all key insurance markets with offices in 49 countries staffed by around 13,500 team members.

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