What is workers compensation and what does it cover?
Who needs workers compensation insurance
Employers must have WorkCover insurance if they:
- employ workers in Victoria; and
- expect to pay more than $7,500 in wages and benefits in the next financial year; or
- employ trainees or apprentices.
If you're not registered for WorkCover insurance when you should be, you may face severe penalties. You may also be required to reimburse WorkSafe Victoria for any compensation paid to your injured workers.
Employers have 60 days from the date their new business meets eligibility requirements to register for WorkCover insurance.
Already have WorkCover Insurance?
Lodge a claim
Obtain proof of insurance
Transfer your policy
Manage a policy
Your responsibilities as an employer in Victoria
Maintain a register of injuries
Appoint a Return to Work Coordinator
Notify WorkSafe Victoria of any incidents
Support your worker’s return to work
Forms and resources
Workplace mental health
Training and courses
To help make your workplace safer, our training courses help improve understanding of workplace health and safety responsibilities and injury management, so that you and your staff have the skills and knowledge to manage injuries and claims effectively.
Our training platform allows you to view and book upcoming training courses and access our webinar library.
Labour hire amendments
WorkSafe OHS Essentials Program
Why choose us?
National personal injury expertise
Efficient case management
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Frequently asked questions
Yes, you’re permitted to change your WorkSafe agent once every 12 months. Once you change your agent, you must remain with your new WorkSafe agent for at least 12 months. Also, when changing agents, you can't owe any outstanding premium payments (annual or instalment) to your current agent.
If you're a new employer and have recently registered for WorkCover insurance, you must be with your original agent for at least 12 months and then wait until the end of the current financial year before changing agents.
Your effective transfer date is the first day of the next month. Your new agent must make sure transfer requests are provided to your current agent at least five working days before the first of the month.
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