Builders FAQs

  • How do I apply for, or renew my DBI eligibility?

    Contact your insurance broker to discuss your requirements. Contact National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA) to find a broker if you do not have one.

  • How do I find out the status of my application

    Contact your insurance broker.

  • I have received a Letter of Eligibility. Does this now cover me for all my projects?

    No. The Letter of Eligibility simply sets out the terms of your eligibility with VMIA, that is, the number and value of projects you are able to complete and any applicable terms. You need to apply for a separate DBI Certificate of Insurance for each building project you undertake valued at $16,000 or more. Contact your broker for more information.

  • I have purchased DBI for a building project. What do I need to do now?

    By law, you are required to give the homeowner a copy of the Certificate of Insurance and policy wording that applies to the proposed building works.