Approval as a Workplace Rehabilitation Provider - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to offer occupational rehabilitation services to workers' compensation recipients in order to help them return to work. As a rehabilitation provider you may:

  • assess the needs of the injured worker and the workplace requirements, to develop a rehabilitation plan of action, listing the services needed to return the injured worker to work
  • employ different health professionals, such as occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists and rehabilitation counsellors
  • be referred to by an employer, insurer or the treating doctor to help in complex cases
  • be involved in the return-to-work program.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this application you must:

  • provide sufficient information to support the capacity of the organisation to meet the conditions of approval
  • be a fit and proper person for the purposes of this accreditation
  • be 18 years of age or over
  • have a demonstrated ability to comply with the standards for providers
  • hold the minimum qualifications and experience as required by the Authority.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


3 years.


RenewRenewalThe renewal fee is calculated according to the total payments made to the provider for workplace rehabilitation services in the financial year prior. Fees will be between $1,000 and $5,000.

Administering agency

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
State Insurance Regulatory Authority

Act(s) name

Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Workers Compensation Regulation 2016 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Strategic Response and Regulatory Operations Group
Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
State Insurance Regulatory Authority

Operating address:
Level 25
580 George Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000


13 10 50


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