Workers compensation

Workers compensation is governed by individual Australian states and territories.

What workers compensation is

Workers compensation is a form of insurance payment to employees if they are injured at work or become sick due to their work.

Workers compensation includes payments to employees to cover their:

  • wages while they're not fit for work
  • medical expenses and rehabilitation.

Employers in each state or territory have to take out workers compensation insurance to cover themselves and their employees.

Who to contact for workers compensation advice and help

Workers compensation is governed by individual states and territories, and isn't an area that we can help with. Each state and territory has their own regulator that administers and gives advice on workers compensation.

Contact the workers compensation regulator in your state or territory:

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Have a workplace problem?

Problems can happen in any workplace. If you have a workplace problem, we have tools and information to help you resolve it.

Check out our Fixing a workplace problem section for practical information about:

  • working out if there is a problem
  • speaking with your employer or employee about fixing the problem
  • getting help from us if you can't fix the problem.

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