Public Liability Insurance, Venue Inductions & Foreign Labour

Public Liability Insurance

Diversified Communications is committed to delivering the best event experience and outcomes for our Exhibitors and visitors. A key part is ensuring that every exhibitor is sufficiently insured against the kinds of risks that may occur in connection with the exhibition, especially Public Liability, All Risks on Property and Employer’s Liability.

Diversified has worked closely with our insurance issuer to create a Public Liability Insurance product that is cost effective, easy to administer and provides for 100% current and correct cover for your participation in the exhibition. A flat $40 (including GST), has been included on your Exhibition Stand Contract. This allows Diversified to apply to our insurer, on your behalf, for $10 million PLI cover for a single event in respect of public liability, general property and employer’s liability insurance. Exhibitors will not be required to make an application or pay any money directly to an insurance company.

Please note this insurance covers the exhibitor only and does not cover your stand builder building your stand. Diversified will contact your stand builder directly to get copies of your stand builder insurance details and Workers Compensation Certificates.

Venue Induction Requirements

Any person constructing a stand on site, including exhibitors constructing their own stand, are required to complete a venue induction. Prior to completing the induction you will will need to register your company in their contractor management system. To register your company please contact cms@mcec.com.au and provide the following details:

  • Company name
  • ABN (Australian Business Number)
  • Company representative
  • Representative email address
  • Representative contact number

Foreign Labour

It is important to make sure all foreign staff involved in the event have relevant visas and insurance covering them for their time in Australia. All construction, materials and safe work practices must comply with the relevant Australian Standards. All foreign labour must also have an understanding of these practices/standards. Any non-Australian staff (including account managers, contractors and stand builders) involved in the construction of stands should have a worker’s compensation insurance policy that meets the statutory requirements of the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013.

Please note that insurance taken outside of Australia may not be valid within Australia. It is the responsibility of the stand builder to ensure that all insurances meet with Australian standards. If insurance can’t be provided or does not meet Australian standards, the stand builder and their staff will not be permitted access to the site.

It is a requirement that there is at least one English speaking member of the team on site at all times during the move in and move out of the stand.