If you are a registered insurer, you must pay duty on the premiums paid for insurance policies offering general insurance.

We will issue a monthly return booklet to you or your agent in July each year. The booklet contains pre-filled monthly return forms with your customer and reference numbers.

You have to complete the monthly return and lodge it with us by the 21st day of the month following the month the relevant insurance premium was paid. This is regardless of whether you have a duty liability or a nil liability.

If you have a duty liability, duty for the month must be also paid to us by the 21st day of the following month.

1

Gather required information

You need the duty return booklet and details of the previous month’s Victoria-related insurance premiums paid on general insurance to lodge your return.

Please call us on 13 21 61 with any queries.

2

Complete and lodge return

Regardless of whether you have a duty liability or a nil liability, you need to complete and lodge the monthly return. Follow the instructions outlined in the return booklet, using block letters in black or blue pen, and return it to us using one of these methods outlined below.

Email

Send your return (including a nil return) and any supporting documents to returns@sro.vic.gov.au with the subject line “Lodge a Return as an Insurer” and your customer reference number.

If you choose to pay by cheque, you will need to send that separately to the address below (see Step 3 for payment details).

Mail

Send your return, cheque and any supporting documents to:

State Revenue Office
GPO Box 1641
MELBOURNE
VIC 3001

or

State Revenue Office
DX 260090
Melbourne

Fax

Fax your return (including a nil return) and any supporting documents to 03 9628 6851 with a covering page entitled “Lodge a Return as an Insurer” and your customer reference number.

If you choose to pay by cheque, you will need to send that separately to the address below (see Step 3 for payment details).

3

Make your payment

You can pay by VISA, MasterCard, BPAY, EFT or cheque, made payable to State Revenue Office Victoria. If you pay by VISA, MasterCard, BPAY or EFT, please use the relevant reference for that month’s return to ensure your payment is allocated correctly.

Please send any cheque to us with the remittance slip from your return or print your customer number and reference details on the back of the cheque to ensure your payment is allocated correctly.