Workers' compensation insurance - Queensland


You will need to obtain workers' compensation insurance if you are a Queensland business that employs people. Workers' compensation insurance covers workers against workplace accidents. A business must take out an accident insurance policy within 5 business days after employing people.

The majority of Queensland employers get their workers' compensation insurance through WorkCover Queensland. While you continue to employ workers, you will need to renew your policy with WorkCover Queensland each year. WorkCover Queensland will contact you each July when your policy is due for renewal.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Eligibility requirements

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

Please contact the agency for information on any eligibility requirements for an exemption.


1 year


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Please contact the administering agency for information on fees to be submitted.

Application process


To apply for WorkCover Queensland accident insurance policy, call WorkCover Queensland or complete the online form.

Administering agency

Office of Industrial Relations

WorkCover Queensland

Contact details

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