WorkCover Queensland (WorkCover), an independent government owned statutory body, is a customer focused insurer aiming for insurance excellence. Despite it being mandatory for all Queensland employers to hold a WorkCover accident insurance policy (unless employers hold a self-insurance licence), WorkCover strives to be competitive with commercial insurers and is branded as such. The approach is simple: build lasting, valued relationships with customers and stakeholders. This means understanding and meeting customers’ needs and evolving business processes to suit these needs.
‘WorkCover Tasmania’ consists of the WorkCover Tasmania Board and the people who work for it. The WorkCover Tasmania Board is a statutory entity with responsibilities under the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 and theWorkplace Health and Safety Act 1995.
WorkCover WA is the government agency responsible for overseeing the workers’ compensation and injury management system in Western Australia. This includes monitoring compliance with the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981, informing and educating workers, employers and others about workers’ compensation and injury management, and providing an independent dispute resolution system.
WorkSafe ACT was created on 3 May 2010 to replace ACT Workcover. WorkSafe ACT’s role is to enforce the Territory’s health and safety and workers’ compensation laws through a mixture of education and compliance activities.
Broadly, the responsibilities of WorkSafe are to: