Legislation and codes
We administer acts, regulations and codes relating to work health and safety (WHS), as well as workers compensation. Information here outlines each piece of legislation and each code.
Codes of practice
Codes of practice provide information and guidance on how you can comply with work health and safety (WHS) laws.
Work health and safety legislation
We administer and provide advice on the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (WHS Regulation).
Workers compensation legislation
Our workers compensation scheme is legislated through the Workers Compensation Act, the Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act, the Workers Compensation Regulation, and the Workers Compensation (Bush Fire, Emergency and Rescue Services) Act.
If you manufacture, import, store, transport, supply, handle or use explosives and/or security sensitive dangerous substances you must comply with this Act.
Rural Workers Accommodation Act
If you have workers who need to live for more than 24 hours at or near your agricultural or pastoral premises, you are required to provide suitable accommodation for them.