The Act

The Terrorism Insurance Act 2003 (TI Act) was enacted by the Commonwealth Government following the withdrawal of terrorism cover by insurance companies. Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (ARPC) was established under the TI Act to administer a reinsurance scheme, which commenced operation on 1 July 2003. Section 41 of the Act requires a review of the need for the TI Act to continue at least once every three years.


The Act was reviewed in 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2015. For more information please go to:

Explanatory Memorandum

Ministerial Directions

Declaration of Terrorist Incident

  • Declaration of Terrorist Incident (15/01/2015) – Lindt Cafe, 53 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000