How we began

Established over 40 years ago, Jerry Harding started Barrenjoey Insurance Brokers in 1979 at our current location in Avalon Beach. Now in its 2nd generation Jerrys daughter Leah Hannan and John Phillips joined the business in 1998. In 2001 they became directors and in 2019 bought the business from Jerry. Jerry retired in May 2022 after providing over 40 years of dedicated service to the insurance industry. Our clients are like family and we pride ourselves on providing a personalised service. We nurture them through the whole process from risk management to the development of an insurance plan and throughout the claims process.

Barrenjoey Insurance Brokers

Innovative and personalised service

The Barrenjoey team of qualified advisors place our customers at the heart of our company. We offer our clients the best and most innovative services available to the general insurance market for both business and personal risks in Australia's most treacherous climate.
Barrenjoey Insurance Brokers is part of Australasia’s largest general insurance broker network, the Steadfast Group. We leverage Steadfast’s scale to ensure our clients have access to a wide range of insurance companies, a broad range of products, exclusive policy options, and of course, competitive pricing. And when the time comes and you need to make a claim, you will have the backing of Steadfast behind you.

Let us help you

We'll do all of the leg work

Whether insurance has you confused or feel your time could be better spent on what really matters in life, we will simplify the insurance process whilst offering strategic solutions towards providing financial security in every aspect.

Our suite of products ranges from personalised home and motor packages to hard to place commercial insurances and everything in between.

Our team

Meet our experienced team

The Barrenjoey Insurance Brokers team is a highly qualified, dedicated group of insurance advisers who can help with many insurance placements and products.

John Phillips

Managing Director

Leah Hannan


Daniel Bateup

Account Executive

Sandra Ford

Account Executive

Taylah Hammond

Account Executive

Kristie Allen

Account Executive

Steve Warren

Claims Manager

Jerry Harding