Registration as a Self-Insurer - South Australia


You will need this registration if you are an employer and you intend to operate as a self-insurer. Self-insurers are employers who manage workers' compensation claims for their workers.

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 an employer must:

  • be a body corporate or in the case of a group of employers, related bodies
  • be familiar with the legislation
  • have completed and submitted an Expression of Interest for registration as a single or group self-insured employer

As part of the assessment for initial registration, an employer must be able to demonstrate:

  • a significant level of employment
  • an ability to meet liabilities relating to workers compensation claims
  • established work health and safety systems
  • a good record in relation to serious injuries and interaction with the safe work organisation
  • appropriate financial, human and physical resource to the administration of its claims and rehabilitation activities\preparedness for injury management
  • a history of appropriate rehabilitation outcomes and provision of suitable employment
  • a better than industry group (based on levy rate) record over recent years in the incidence and severity of claims incurred
  • consultation with appropriate industrial associations.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Between $10,000 and $40,000 (plus GST), based on the number of employees. Fees for 2021-2022.

Administering agency


Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Insurer Regulation Group


South Australia
Website: ReturntoWorkSA (Opens in new window)