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Astute Insurance Services | Insurance Adviser Eastwood

Astute Insurance Services is an Authorised Representative of Insurance Advisernet, one of Australasia's biggest General Insurance Brokers. Being an Insurance Adviser in Eastwood our knowledge of the local insurance industry is second to none and our experience in handling insurance for many thousands of customers enables us to provide advice you can always trust. It also means you'll benefit from access to unrivalled financial strength, business efficiencies and buying power spanning every major insurer in Australia & New Zealand and access to major overseas insurers if and when required.


We specialise in Civil Contractors Insurance and Professional Indemnity Insurance as well as a broad range of insurance products.


About Us

Lewis Milford Pty Ltd was formed on the 1st July 2006 by John Lewis and Shaun Milford becoming the largest Authorised Representatives of Insurance Advisernet Australia Pty Limited in South Australia with an annual premium in excess of $6 million. With over 30 years experience each in the insurance industry; John and Shaun have combined their skills and knowledge to form a successful business with a dedicated team of staff behind them.


In July 2010 Jon Schiller joined the company as an equity partner and has seen the company go from strength to strength. Jon also has over 30 years experience in all areas of general insurance. In May 2012 Wayne Trezona joined the company as an equity partner and enhanced the strength of knowledge in the Professional Risks area. Wayne also has over 30 years experience in general insurance.


With Jon & Wayne on board it was decided in 2014 that the company name change to Astute Insurance Services Pty Ltd.


Astute is based on Greenhill Road in the Adelaide CBD fringe, our experienced staff pride themselves on providing our large client base with friendly and professional service. This convenient location provides for easy client parking (off street) at the front of the office.


Astute specialises in insurance packages for all types of business, including: earthmoving, transport, civil contractors, mining and a wide range of professional liability industries. They are proudly members of the Civil Contractors Federation (SA) and the recommended broker for The Finance Brokers Association of Australia.


“Our vision is to maintain a local presence whilst being able to tap into a national buying group for products and services needed by our customers in today’s complex business world”

John Lewis


Shaun Milford
Patrick  O'Connor

Patrick O'Connor PRINCIPAL

Jon Schiller
Wayne Trezona
Robert Di Pasquale
Cassandra Pearce
Scott Saunders

Leigh Moulden PRINCIPAL

Our Commitment

As your appointed General Insurance Advisers, we commit to:

  • Conduct an analysis of your risk/needs and advise our recommendations on the correct covers required to protect your assets and liabilities
  • Recommend the appropriate Insurer to match the risk
  • Only recommend financially secure and stable Insurers
  • Provide alternatives on your risk retention through various excess options
  • Provide alternatives to pay premiums in monthly instalments
  • Prompt and timely servicing of your account to ensure you are adequately informed of issues that may affect your business
    Emergency Claims - 1300 831 094

    In the event of a claim we will:

    • Provide you with the Insurer’s Claim Form
    • Arrange for the Loss Assessor to be appointed if applicable
    • Advise you on the completion of the Claim Form
    • Submit the Claim Form to the Insurer on your behalf
    • Provide advice to ensure you have received your full entitlements

      Insurance Expertise

      Civil Contractors Insurance

      Civil contractors insurance is an important aspect for civil construction businesses to consider due to the risks presented through the worksites and the occupation itself. Particular industries that should strongly consider civil contractor insurance include earthmoving, site preparation, excavation and concreting. There is a range of insurance policies available within civil contractor insurance; these include public liability, plant and machinery insurance, commercial motors insurance and employment practices.

      Public liability insurance protects your business in any instance where a member of the public suffers injury at the worksite or as a result of the worksite practices, covering medical expenses or hospital bills. Should equipment or machinery breakdown, disrupting or halting the business flow, plant and machinery insurance will insure the cost of repairs or replacement for the specific equipment, ensuring your business gets up and running as soon as possible. Commercial motors insurance provides financial protection to your business should a single car or even a fleet of trucks break down and require replacement or repairs. In order to protect your business against any illegal actions by employees under the business’ name or on behalf of the business, employment practices insurance covers the cost of any necessary legal bills that are incurred or fines that are charged.

      Selecting the correct combination of insurance covers protects your business financially and legally, providing you the peace of mind to run your business.

      Professional Indemnity Insurance

      Working within an industry where your role is to serve information and advice to clients, you are at risk of providing incorrect and inadequate information. In order to protect your business from any unexpected losses, professional indemnity insurance is one of the policies for investment. There are a variety of industries that are eligible and highly recommended to purchase the professional indemnity insurance such as media professionals, real estate professionals, charity groups and even leisure professionals.

      This insurance type specifically protects you and your business against claims from clients claiming negligence, malpractice, misconduct or breach of duty. These claims can frequently become a legal issue which then becomes costly and results in financial loss for the business. Certain industries have a unique set of risks that are associated with their business therefore, they will need tailored insurance plans in order to solve any issues. Professionals such as accountants are required to have professional indemnity insurance to protect risks such as damages to third parties as a result of breach of duty or lack of information. Real estate agent professionals are required to have the policy professional indemnity insurance as, if they were to provide misleading and false information to their client and it has resulted in the suffering of emotional, physical and financial loss they can be held liable.

      Protect your business and income financially and legally by considering professional indemnity insurance.

      Local Understanding. National Strength.

      Astute Insurance Services Pty Ltd is proud to be an Authorised Representative of Insurance Advisernet, a network of more than 210 insurance advice practices across Australia and New Zealand. Insurance Advisernet is a principal member of the National Insurance Brokers Association and the largest member of the publicly-listed AUB Group – one of the leading general insurance broking groups in Australasia with over 450,000 clients. This relationship gives Astute Insurance Services Pty Ltd access to unrivalled financial strength, business efficiencies and buying power that spans every major insurer in Australia and New Zealand, and access to major overseas insurers when required. To find out more about the many benefits simply visit


      Insurance Types

      Having adequate general insurance cover is one of the most fundamental parts of being in business, as it provides invaluable protection against a range of risk events – from equipment and assets to legal liability – reducing financial uncertainty and protecting your livelihood and that of your workforce. Insurance companies provide a wide variety of general business insurance policies so it’s essential to get the right one for your needs.

      Builders Warranty Insurance

      Today licensed builders needs Builders’ Warranty Insurance for some, if not all residential jobs. Generally, a Builders’ Warranty Insurance certificate must be submitted before any work can begin.

      SME Business Insurance Pack

      Business Insurance is used by many businesses, but it’s best suited to SME-type operators.

      Business Interruption Insurance

      From your family and employees to customers and suppliers, there are a lot of people who depend on your business opening its doors each day.

      Contract Works Insurance

      Contract Works Insurance provides cover for any physical damage of works or third party liabilities during construction stages of a project.

      Cyber Insurance

      Technology has never been so deeply entwined in our businesses. While it delivers significant efficiencies and convenience, it also comes with significant cyber risks.

      Directors & Officers/Management Liability Insurance

      Many small and medium-sized business owners think they don’t need Directors & Officers (D&O) Insurance as it’s only relevant to large multi-national companies. However, D&O insurance is just as important to SME’s as any other business.

      Home Insurance

      For most people, the family home is the largest asset they’ll ever own. This means it is essential to protect it, inside and out, with the right insurance cover. After all, no one wants to discover they’re inadequately insured when it’s too late.

      Liability Insurance

      Despite the very best of intentions, accidents can still happen in any business. Public and Product Liability Insurance  protects you against claims for personal injury or damage to a third party.

      Marine & Hull Insurance

      Do you operate a marine business and/or transport goods? Marine Insurance is designed to provide peace of mind when you have a ship or vessel that requires insurance, or you are moving cargo across sea, land or air.

      Motor Insurance / Commercial / Heavy Motor Insurance

      Policy provides coverage for physical loss, damage or theft to your vehicle. It can be extended to cover Loss Damage or injury to a third party.

      Plant & Equipment Insurance

      Plant & Equipment Insurance is important for a wide variety of businesses that rely on mobile plant and equipment to continue their business activities. It protects the equipment itself, but also the liabilities associated with its use, from portable tools and the smallest of earthmoving machines, to forklifts and the largest of cranes.

      Professional Indemnity Insurance

      Professional Indemnity (PI) Insurance isn’t just limited to typical ‘professions’ such as accountants, engineers, lawyers, doctors and architects. Essentially, anybody providing advice or consultancy services for a fee has an exposure that needs to be considered.

      Property Insurance

      Cover for loss or damage to your physical business assets in the event of an incident occurring.

      Social Engineering Fraud

      Social Engineering Fraud (SEF) is when a fraudster gains the trust of an individual, usually within a role of influence within a business, and ‘tricks’ them into sharing confidential information or even transferring funds directly to the criminal.

      Strata Insurance

      Every owners’ corporation (also known as the body corporate) is obliged to take out Strata Insurance to cover the building, common property and common area contents of a strata scheme. Insurance is available for both residential strata and commercial strata properties.

      Workers’ Compensation

      While some occupations and industries have a higher risk of workplace incidents and/or fatalities than others, Workers’ Compensation is compulsory for all Australian employers. It provides financial compensation to workers if they suffer a work-related injury or illness.

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