Workers Compensation Requirements - New South Wales


You must have a workers compensation insurance policy if you employ or hire workers on a regular, casual or contract basis. Generally, a worker is someone who receives wages or commission, regardless of the number of hours worked each week, and includes workers who work away from their employer's premises, apprentices or trainees and employees of private households.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Advisory Material

Advisory material provides advice and guidance in undertaking a business.

Eligibility requirements

All businesses in New South Wales must have a workers compensation policy.

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Policies are valid for 12 months.


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The premium payable is based initially on an estimate of wages to be paid to workers in the year for which insurance is required. The business will be classified according to the degree of risk involved in the type of activity undertaken.

Act(s) name

Workers Compensation Act 1987 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Workers Compensation Regulation 2016 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Customer Service

Insurance and Care NSW

Contact details

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General Enquiries

Insurance and Care NSW

Department of Customer Service

Operating address: 321 Kent Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Phone: 13 44 22
Website: Insurance and Care NSW (Opens in new window)