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.

If you are an employer or business (or other PCBU) you must comply with these laws to ensure the health and safety of your workers.

Our simple safety section explains these laws in plain English.

The WHS legislation is supported by our Compliance policy and prosecution guidelines, which supplements the National compliance and enforcement policy.

This information is general about the law only, and is not a statement of the law as it is applied to a particular problem or individual.

Seek legal advice if you need assistance on the application of the law to your situation.

Amendments to the NSW Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011

Amendments have been made to the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 to correct errors, clarify policy intent and addresses workability issues  and will not create a regulatory burden for NSW businesses.

The key changes are summarised on Safe Work Australia’s website and apply mainly to:

In addition licence fees will be increasing from 1 July 2015 by 2.5% in line with CPI and consistent with NSW Treasury’s - Guidelines for pricing of user charges.

The changes come into effect in NSW on 13 February 2015.

Please visit the New South Wales Legislation website to ensure you have the most up to date version of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011.