Local Government

Local Government risk profiles are unique to manage in a highly regulated and complex environment where decreasing revenue and resources, new regulations and increased demand for services are forcing Local Government executives to do more with less.


In addition, changes in population growth, diversity and age, climate change, technological advances and the need to balance new capital works with asset renewal, continue to stretch both the levels and types of risk. This means that cost effective retention and transfer of risk is important for Local Government.

In our 2018 Risk Report for Australian Local Government, the market highlighted the following Top 10 risk concerns affecting their council.

Solutions for every challenge in Council’s unique risk profile

At Aon, we want to empower you to make more informed decisions when reviewing your insurance and risk program. We provide independent advice and use our local government experience to help Council reduce risks and reduce costs. This is through our services across three core capabilities - Risk, Health and Talent, underpinned by Data and Analytics.

Risks are continually emerging and evolving. We’re not just here to help you broke your risk, but to help you build a future proofing risk management structure:

  • Property & asset management
  • Insurable risk management
  • Enterprise risk management
  • People risk management
  • Catastrophe planning and hazard mapping

Longer life expectancy means we now have five generations in the workforce at the same time, spend on healthcare continues to rise both for employers and employees. Aon can assist councils with their Health and Welfare Administration.

  • Employee benefit administration
  • Medical/Private Health insurance consulting
  • Work Health & Safety
  • Employee wellness programs
  • OH&S/Safety audits & due diligence

Shifts in traditional employment, employee expectations and talent acquisition remain top management concerns. Our data driven services help clients take control.

  • Governance evaluation
  • Recruitment solutions
  • Leadership & Talent consultancy
  • Employee engagement surveys
  • Community Engagement Surveys

Our job is to help you make more informed decision which we do by using our unrivalled access to data on risk placement across the globe. We can use this data to help you:

  • Negotiate the best coverage with insurers
  • Benchmark your risk in the industry
  • Analyse claims experience for best outcomes
  • Progress Council through its risk maturity lifecycle, to reduce exposure and premiums.

Aon Local Government Experts

Claudio Battilana
National Public Sector Practice Group Leader
+61 3 9211 3075
[email protected]


Related Information

2018 Risk Report: Australian Local Government

2017 Risk Report: Australian Local Government

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