A dedicated team of insurance professionals


Local advice, global backing

Founded by Phil Doring, Doring Insurance Brokers is a family owned business that is backed by United Insurance Group (UIG). As an authorised representative of UIG, we are a member of the Steadfast Group (Australia’s largest insurance broker cluster group) – which gives us access to multiple insurance companies, a massive range of insurance products, extremely competitive pricing and a highly specialised industry and general insurance knowledge base.

Like our partners UIG and Steadfast, Doring Insurance Brokers has a “client first” approach in everything that we do. Your protection and peace of mind are of paramount importance to us. It’s why the business was started, and it will always be the reason that we get up and come to work each day.


Melinda Hutchings – Manager

Melinda has been in the insurance industry for over 15 years, and commenced with Doring Insurance Brokers in 2012. With her extensive experience and Tier 1 and 2 insurance brokering accreditations, Melinda is responsible for writing all of our insurance, as well as managing our client care processes. Melinda enjoys the daily challenges and diversity that working in the insurance industry brings, as well as taking the time to match the most appropriate insurance to the clients’ needs – and go the extra mile whenever needed to ensure her clients are happy with the outcome.

“I’m always helping someone new, getting in touch with a long-term client or working alongside our partners to find the best deals possible – every day is different.”


Tom Doring – Director

With Phil Doring establishing the business in the early 90s, Tom was able to watch as it grew and developed across the Mackay region – providing businesses and individuals with quality service and products. Coming on as a director in 2016, Tom's focus is on business development and creating opportunities as he continues to grow Doring Insurance Brokers, and expand our client base. Working in the mining industry since 2001, Tom brings invaluable firsthand knowledge to the business of the unique challenges that face mining professionals (and all the mining jargon!) – helping us to provide the best possible service and products.

Mention the word mining and premiums can go through the roof at some places – we’re not like that.”


Matt Doring – Director

Matt took on a director role with Doring Insurance Brokers with Tom in July 2016, and is also the owner of Doring Contractors – a rural land development firm that was established in 2005 and is based in Clermont. Matt’s breadth of experience as a business owner and ongoing work in the agribusiness sector gives Doring Insurance Brokers a genuine insight into how best to service our commercial clients. His extensive experience in the earthmoving industry also helps the whole team to have a better understanding of how to correctly insure earthmoving machinery.

“I know how important it is to have the right insurances in place to not only protect, but also grow your business.”