As part of Scouts Qld's insurance renewal process and as specified in QBSI 5.6.8. , formations are required to review and validate their property records and values through the Annual Property Return. This directly impacts the insurance rechange amount that all formations receive in April.
The Annual Property Return exercise begins in August/September, all formations' Leaders in Charge will receive an email from Scouts Qld's Branch Facilities and Risk Team with the Annual Property Return forms to be completed, signed and returned by the specified due date. The property records and values received through the Annual Property Returns will be updated on SMS and Insurance Record by October/November. It will then go through extensive reviews by Scouts Qld's Insurance Management Committee before the current insurance policies expire in March for renewal by April, as per Scouts Qld's Financial Year.
Annual Property Return submission is a pre-requisite for Grant and Building Application. It is recommended that formations dedicate time to review and complete the property return forms during this annual exercise. If there are no changes to the property records and values, formations are still required to confirm by submitting the property return forms.
Formations are encouraged to inform Scouts Qld's Branch Facilities and Risk Team at any time the property records and values change, for an up-to-date SMS and Insurance Record, and the intended insurance coverage.
Annual Property Return Form
The 2023 Property Return form has been updated into a four-section form. The four-page Property Return form and together with the Motor Vehicle, Trailer and Marine form as well as the Summary of Equipment List have to be completed, signed and returned to Scouts Qld's Branch Facilities and Risk Team.
Accessibility and Compliance
Beginning 2023, the Annual Property Return will collect responses on disabled access and compliance of fire safety, electrical test, emergency management as well as asbestos management. These responses are required for all freehold, leased, licensed, regular hire, regular shared used sites and facilities.
Building Band and Value
With the exception of Band 1, building replacement costs associated with each band shall be maintained by Scouts Queensland and updated from time to time. The banding is based on average costs for the building configurations and floor area as described in the Building Band and Value table below.
Assumptions and Exclusions
- Building areas are based on total enclosed and covered areas (excluding
All new builds must include PWD, Ambulant, unisex toilets (2-3 in total)
for code compliance
All new builds are single story, slab on ground (or can be re-built as
single story SOG)
Existing services connections are suitable for re-use without
Excludes multiple buildings, car park, retaining walls
Excludes AC, Solar