Workers' Compensation Insurance - Western Australia

Service summary

You must obtain workers compensation insurance if you employ any workers in your business. Workers include:

  • full-time workers on a wage or salary
  • part-time, casual and seasonal workers
  • workers on commission
  • piece workers
  • working directors
  • contractors and sub-contractors (in some circumstances)
  • family members (in some circumstances).

You must obtain workers compensation insurance from an approved external provider however in some circumstances it is possible to be a self-insurer.

Please consult the Contact Officer for further information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

All employers must obtain insurance unless they are granted an exemption.

Please consult directly with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements for an exemption.

Duration

As indicated on the policy.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Worker's Compensation Insurance - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

WorkCover Western Australia

Act(s) name

Workers' Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Workers' Compensation and Injury Management Regulations 1982 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries
WorkCover Western Australia


Operating address:
2 Bedbrook Place
Shenton Park
Western Australia 6008

Phone:

1300794744

Phone:

08 93885555

Fax:

08 93885550
postmaster@workcover.wa.gov.au

Supporting information

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