Home Warranty Insurance - Have your say

The Tasmanian Government is committed to providing opportunities for community involvement in the development of Government legislation and policy and we are seeking your input on the reintroduction of a Home Warranty Insurance Scheme for Tasmania. Home Warranty Insurance (HWI) covers homeowners for loss incurred due to incomplete or defective building work in the event that a builder has died, disappeared or become insolvent.

In May 2022 an initial public consultation paper was released on the proposed broad parameters, model and operation of the scheme, seeking views from stakeholders and the broader Tasmanian community.

Following from this earlier consultation, the Tasmanian Government has now prepared a draft Residential Building (Home Warranty Insurance Amendments) Bill 2022. This Bill proposes to establish the mandate for HWI for certain residential building work.

As the proposal for HWI will have an impact on businesses in Tasmania, a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) has been prepared and is also provided as part of this consultation.

Consultation draft Residential Building (Home Warranty Insurance Amendments) Bill 2022 (PDF, 767.9 KB)

Regulatory Impact Statement (PDF, 579.0 KB)

How to make a submission

All written submissions in response to the consultation documents must be received by 5:00pm on 31 March 2023.

You can make your submission either online, by email or by post.

Submit online

All fields are required

your can upload only docx, doc or pdf and not larger than 10 MB

Important: By submitting your file, you agree to publish it on this website.


Email your submission to haveyoursay@justice.tas.gov.au


Mail your submission to

Department of Justice
Office of the Secretary
GPO Box 825
Hobart TAS 7001

Publishing submissions

Other than indicated below, submissions will be treated as public information and will be published on the Department of Justice website. Submissions will be published will be published after the consultation period.

No personal information other than an individual’s name or the organisation making a submission will be published.

For further information, or to ask any questions relating to this consultation, please contact: CBOS.info@justice.tas.gov.au and include ‘Home Warranty Insurance Consultation’ in the email subject.

Important information to note

  1. Your name (or the name of the organisation) will be published unless you request otherwise.
  2. In the absence of a clear indication that a submission is intended to be treated as confidential (or parts of the submission), the Department will treat the submission as public.
  3. If you would like your submission treated as confidential, whether in whole or in part, please indicate this in writing at the time of making your submission clearly identifying the parts of your submission you want to remain confidential and the reasons why. In this case, your submission will not be published to the extent of that request.
  4. Copyright in submissions remains with the author(s), not with the Tasmanian Government.
  5. The Department will not publish, in whole or in part, submissions containing defamatory or offensive material. If your submission includes information that could enable the identification of other individuals then either all or parts of the submission will not be published.

Accessibility of submissions

The Government recognises that not all individuals or groups are equally placed to access and understand information. We are therefore committed to ensuring Government information is accessible and easily understood by people with diverse communication needs.

Where possible, please consider typing your submission in plain English and providing it in a format such as Microsoft Word or equivalent.

The Government cannot however take responsibility for the accessibility of documents provided by third parties.

Information provided to the Government may be provided to an applicant under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI). If you have indicated that you wish all or part of your submission to be treated as confidential, your statement detailing the reasons may be taken into account in determining whether or not to release the information in the event of an RTI application for assessed disclosure. You may also be contacted to provide any further comment.