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Sally and the team share the same office as SD Insurance Brokers located in the Woree Business Centre Cairns. Finance is a specialised area so as the experts in this area we refer our clients into them to utilise their knowledge and experience. The business has been operating since 1996 and carries its own AFSL 377282 and is authorised to provide advice and deal in the following areas:

  • Equipment finance
  • Business Finance
  • Home Loans
  • Cash Flow Finance
  • Investment Loans
  • Cash Flow Finance
  • Property Finance
  • Business acquisition

Sally and the team are tenants of SD Loans Leasing & Insurance brokers located in the Woree Business Centre in Cairns. Risk Insurance and Financial Planning which covers the services listed below is a very specialise area and requires a further level of qualification to provide these services. As our joint partners we refer clients to Neville and the team to provide that specialised level of expertise. SD Life Insurance & Wealth Advice Pty Ltd is a corporate representative of FSP AFSL 237590.

Services offered:

  • Superannuation
  • Retirement advice
  • Life Insurance
  • Trauma
  • Accident/Sickness/Disability Insurance
  • Permanent & Total Disability Insurance
  • Income Protection Insurance
  • Business Expense Insurance
  • Key Man Insurance
  • Buy Sell Agreements for business

SD Loans & Leasing is a member of the Cairns Chamber of Commerce. This is one of the leading business organisations in Cairns, established for over 100 years and a representative of the local business community.

Cairns Chamber plays a key role in assisting the local business community resolve regional development issues through economic lobbying and representation. Another key activity of the Chamber includes mentoring businesses and connecting them to appropriate contacts. They also provide migration assistance for businesses through its role as a Regional Certifying Body for the Department of Immigration & Citizenship.

Cairns Chamber of Commerce is a membership based, not-for-profit organisation. With over 640 member businesses from various industries it is an important stabilising force which ensures prosperous and integrated economic growth within the local business community.

SD Insurance Brokers is a member of The Steadfast Group Limited. Steadfast was established in 1996 and is Australia’s largest network of insurance brokers comprising of 285 brokerages in both Australia and New Zealand. So what are the advantages of choosing an insurance broker backed by this fantastic organisation:

  • Having a local insurance broker that you know and trust can really take a load off your mind. After all, if you ever need to make a claim, the person who helped put your policy in place is right there to represent your best interests, dealing directly with the insurance company concerned.
  • The network generated $4.3 billion in insurance sales in the 2013 financial year. As you can imagine, this provides the group with enormous buying power, flexibility and influence when negotiating with insurers.
  • They support all of their members by providing a comprehensive suite of ongoing education programs and support services, including business and compliance support and customer service tools.
  • So whether it’s insurance for home, car, boat, small or large business, you can be assured that The Steadfast Group Limited has access to a broad choice of insurance products, exclusively built policies, at a competitive price as well as a unique claims escalation process.

By being part of this group, it supports the goals of our brokerage and allows us to provide an exceptional standard of service to all of our clientele.

The Community Broker Network (CBN) came together from three separate networks: Westcourt General Insurance Brokers(established 1982), NAS Insurance Brokers (established 2001) and the CGU AR Network (tracing back to 1916).

In 2017, these three networks came together to form one strong network of approximately 400 authorised brokers, servicing more than 200,000 SME businesses.

The Community Broker Network’s purpose is to support our communities so they can sustain, grow and thrive.


CBN has the unique opportunity to build the kind of business it wants to be. As such, we developed our foundations to establish the basis from which to grow.

  1. Customer-centric
  2. Purpose-led
  3. Authorised brokers control and own their business
  4. Benefits for all stakeholders
  5. Responsible, accountable


The Community Broker Network’s pillars are the guiding principles, trademarks even, of all that we do.

  1. Customer guided (community)
  2. Shared value/equity (sustain)
  3. Continuous development (grow)
  4. Intimacy at scale (thrive)


We’ve identified our unfair advantage over other networks, in that we understand and release the value opportunity in the relationship between clients and authorised brokers.

NIBA is the national trade association for licensed Life and General Insurance Brokers in Australia. It is a not for profit organisation and neither sells insurance products or represents insurance companies.

NIBA is the national voice of insurance brokers and an advocate for insurance consumers. Their members are recognised as having attained a high standard of professionalism and knowledge through ongoing educational support and technical development. NIBA represents qualified Practicing Insurance Brokers.