About & Why NobleOak

The Australian Life Insurance company with a 140 year history.

We’re one of Australia’s
longest standing life insurers.

Established as the Druids Friendly Society of NSW, NobleOak is an Australian public unlisted company regulated by APRA.


Our products are backed by a leading global reinsurer, Hannover Life Re, for extra security. We’ve grown a lot over the last 140 years, but our desire to make Life Insurance more affordable and more accessible is stronger than ever. That’s one of the reasons we’ve been recognised with a number of major industry awards.


Our History

The Ancient Order of Druids (AOD) was founded in London, England, in 1781 and still operates today. The AOD is guided by the principles of justice, benevolence and friendship.


The term ‘druids’ is in reference to the ancient druids who were members of the educated, professional class among the Celtic peoples of Gaul, Britain, Ireland, and elsewhere during the Iron Age, around 1,000 BC. Winston Churchill was a member of the Albion Lodge of the Ancient Order of Druids of Oxford.

The first Australian Druids Lodge was established in Victoria in 1851 by Mr James Hymen. The NSW Ancient Order of Druids followed shortly after, and in 1861 it became one of Australia’s earliest insurers. The NSW AOD went on to become a friendly society in August 1868 and an established mutual society in 1877.  It was then demutualised in 2011.

To this day, NobleOak continues to operate within the spirit of the Ancient Order of Druids, with a genuine desire to provide our clients with good value Life Insurance and Income Protection products to better protect them and their families.



What we believe

By putting our clients’ needs first at all times, we make purchasing Life Insurance straightforward so you can get the cover you need.


We believe Australians deserve better

We believe that for many of us, Life Insurance is a need, not a want. For too long you’ve had to pay too much for quality Life Insurance to protect yourself and your family. Not anymore.


We believe in keeping you happy

We don’t pay high upfront commissions to advisers and limit our costs, so we can provide better personal service, secure cover and lower premiums. We put you first, always.

We believe you should feel confident

We ask you a few more health and lifestyle questions at application time, so you know exactly what you’re covered for. This gives you more certainty when it comes to claim time.


We believe in a good night’s sleep

Our products have no hidden clauses or tricks. We simply provide great value, comprehensive Life Insurance so you and your loved ones can sleep more comfortably at night.

Award winning cover.

Feel secure knowing you’re covered by the winner of the Canstar Outstanding Value, Strategic Insight Overall Excellence and FEEFO Gold Trusted Services awards.


Let’s get started.

Request a quote or book a time to speak with one of our friendly insurance specialists and start saving with NobleOak today.