Self-Insurer Licence - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to manage your own workers compensation policies instead of paying workers compensation premiums to a licensed insurer. Workers compensation is a system whereby an employer must pay, or provide insurance to pay, the lost wages and medical expenses of an employee who is injured in the workplace.

Employers are required by law to hold workers compensation insurance. This licence provides exemption from this requirement.

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 licence you must demonstrate core competencies across a range of areas. These include:


  • Case management
  • Decision making
  • Customer service and dispute resolution
  • Reporting and data quality
  • Understanding of, and compliance with, the Regulatory Framework.

You must also prove your ability to meet present and future claims made by employees by providing:


  • copies of your annual report and balance sheet for each of the previous 3 years
  • a statement from your Chief Finance Officer about your financial solvency
  • a copy of your business plan for the next 3 years
  • an actuarial report outlining an estimate of your current outstanding and expected ongoing liability in relation to compensable injuries
  • evidence that you have a guarantee from an authorised deposit-taking institution for an amount that will cover the estimate of outstanding claims liability
  • evidence of reinsurance for a single event that will cover your future liability
  • evidence that you have a place of business in the Australian Capital Territory.


3 years


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Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

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