New Zealand Title
Earthquake Commission (EQC)
New Zealand Description
The Earthquake Commission (EQC) is New Zealand's primary provider of natural disaster insurance to residential property owners.
The Commission is a Crown Entity, wholly owned by the Government of New Zealand and controlled by a Board of Commissioners. Crown Entities are not Government departments or state-owned enterprises but nevertheless belong to the Government and are subject to public sector finance and reporting rules.
EQC administers the Natural Disaster Fund, comprising capital and reserves. The Government guarantees that this fund will meet all its obligations.
New Zealand News and Events
News and Events
4 Aug 2023
Ten university research teams have been awarded a combined $4.5 million funding from Toka Tū Ake EQC, to boost Aotearoa New Zealand’s understanding of natural hazards and the effects on our communities.
The research topics include ways to build more resilient buildings, land use planning for climate change, mapping areas which could suffer severe rainfall in the near future and investigating what’s getting in the way of people getting better prepared for natural hazards.
28 Jul 2023
Toka Tū Ake EQC has renewed its sponsorship support for Quake City(external link) – Canterbury Museum’s special exhibition telling stories from the Canterbury earthquakes – for a further 3 years.
7 Jun 2023
QBE customers in New Zealand will soon have a simplified EQCover claim process when QBE becomes the ninth insurer to join the world-leading partnership with Toka Tū Ake EQC from Monday 3 July 2023.