We develop national policy relating to WHS and workers’ compensation.
Information about us, our role and functions and why our work is so important.
Safe Work Australia is an Australian government statutory agency. We develop national policy to improve work health and safety (WHS) and workers’ compensation arrangements across Australia.
We work to:
- develop and evaluate national WHS and workers’ compensation policy and strategies
- develop and evaluate the model WHS legislative framework
- undertake research
- collect, analyse and report data
As a national policy body, we don’t regulate WHS laws or administer workers’ compensation arrangements.
The Commonwealth, states and territories regulate and enforce WHS laws and administer workers’ compensation schemes in their jurisdictions.
For further information on Safe Work Australia, check out their website here