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.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

The application fee is $10,000 plus $15 per worker employed by the organisation up to a maximum of $40,000 (plus GST). Fees for 2023-24

Administering agency


Contact details

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