About us

“We’ve gone to Gerard and Kim-Maree for our insurance needs for 15 years. We know they understand the specific risks facing retail businesses, and have helped us along the way with any claims. We appreciate the service and the peace of mind we have with Gerard Faulkner Financial Services.”
Damian and Amanda Murrihy, Swish clothing

Gerard Faulkner Financial Services was established in 2013 by Founder and Director Gerard Faulkner. Gerard originally started his career in banking, but was recruited into insurance by mentor (and later business partner) Alan Plummer, a renowned local insurance expert.

Local heritage, national reach
The head office is located in Ballarat, Victoria (where Gerard Faulkner is originally from), but the team has clients across a range of industries Australia-wide.

Brown Hill Sponsor 2The business prides itself on being truly part of the community, especially through its involvement and sponsorships. These include support of the Brown Hill Cricket Club and as a Player Sponsor of Jack Jess at the Redan Football Netball Club.

Your needs, our expertise
Our team has a deep and diverse range of skills and expertise. Whether you’re running a farm, managing a small business, opening a cafe or just trying to make sure you have the right insurance solution to protect your home, we can help.

We take the time to get to know you and your business, to help identify your unique risks. The team at Gerard Faulkner Financial Services prides themselves on their client service and industry expertise. But don’t just take our word for it!

“Gerard Faulkner has been looking after our farm and personal insurance for more than 10 years! During that time, any claims we’ve had to make have been settled in a timely manner – we wouldn’t go anywhere else because of the personal service we’ve received. We would recommend Gerard Faulkner Financial Services to anyone looking for good insurance and customer service for their business, car or home.”
Greg and Nicky Carlson, Carlson Contracting (Bullarook, VIC)

Our team looks after you when you need it most
Should you be facing an incident or issue that may result in a claim, we’re here to guide you every step of the way. In case of emergency, please ensure people are safe and emergency services/000 are called. Then contact us 24/7 on 0418 573 763 to begin the claims process or to discuss your situation. Remember to take photos and write down any relevant details while they’re fresh in your mind.

 Meet the team

Gerard Faulkner

Gerard previously worked for ANZ, assisting with banking products and advising clients on mortgage and personal loans. Then in 1999, he joined Alan Plummer Financial Services, where Alan mentored Gerard on the insurance side of the business. Leveraging his background with both organisations, Gerard Faulkner is now well placed to advise clients on all their financial services needs.

Kim-Maree Spratling

Kim-Maree provides general insurance services for clients, as well as administration and reception for the business. 

Kim has been working with Gerard for seven years and has extensive knowledge of general insurance products. 

Nikki Faulkner

Nikki provides Gerard Faulkner Financial Services with accounting and administration advice and services.

Nikki has a background in both hospitality and finance/accounting, and brings a unique perspective to the business.

Contact us to find out more or get a free, no-obligation quotation.

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