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
14 October, 2021
New Zealand’s Earthquake Commission went home with two awards, the overall award for Future Enterprise of the Year and Best in Future of Industry Ecosystems. Auckland Airport also won two awards, taking out the Future of Operations and a special award for Digital Resiliency. Other winners included AGL, BPAY Group, City of Sydney, Cue Clothing, Sydney Local Health District, Todd Energy and Waste Management NZ, who all distinguished themselves for their discernible and measurable excellence in their digital transformation efforts and significant efforts to transform or disrupt the market.
This annual report shows how we are fulfilling our past, present, and future responsibilities through our commitment to Recovery, Resilience, Risk Financing, and Readiness for any event.
2 September, 2021
Earthquake Commission Chief Executive officer Sid Miller has announced he will leave his role in March 2022.
28 June, 2021
From 30 June 2021, New Zealanders will have a single point of contact to support their insurance recovery if their home or land is damaged in a natural disaster.