Application for WorkSafe Insurance - Victoria

Service summary

All Victorian employers that pay more than $7 500 in wages per year, or employ apprentices or trainees are required to register with WorkSafe.

The purpose of this compulsory insurance arrangement is to provide your business with insurance coverage for the cost of workers compensation entitlements if any of your workers are injured or become ill because of their work.

Entitlements may include replacement of lost income, medical and rehabilitation treatment costs, legal costs or, in the event of a serious injury, lump sum compensation.

Sole-traders or partners to a partnership are not considered to be employees for insurance purposes. However, directors and executive officers of a company who are paid wages are considered to be employees.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for registration you must:

  • fall into the category of employer that is required by law to provide WorkSafe insurance
  • pay any required fees
  • provide a complete and accurate application form, and any associated documents.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing requirements

It is an ongoing requirement that you:

  • pay an insurance premium
  • notify the agency of any change of circumstances, including a change of address or change in activities carried on at your workplace
  • keep a Register of Injuries in which employees can record any workplace incidents or injuries
  • provide any employee who notifies you of a workplace injury with a written acknowledgement that you have been notified of the injury
  • complete an Employer Claim Report stating whether you accept liability for the claim
  • notify WorkSafe Victoria of all claims, no matter how small
  • receive any claim for compensation from an employee
  • pay your injured employee if the claim liability is accepted.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Ongoing.

Forms

Application

Apply

Your application must be received within 60 calendar days of the date you are required by law to hold a WorkSafe Insurance Policy. You will need to lodge your application with the WorkSafe agent of your choice (which are detailed on the application form), and attach any relevant documentation.


Vary

Your application must be received within 14 days of becoming the occupier of a workplace which is not included under your WorkSafe Insurance Policy.


Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance
WorkSafe Victoria

Act(s) name

Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Regulations 2014 (Victoria)

Contact details

WorkSafe Advisory Service
Department of Treasury and Finance
WorkSafe Victoria


Phone:

03 9641 1444

Phone:

1800 136 089

Fax:

03 9641 1222
info@worksafe.vic.gov.au

Supporting information

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