What we do

We are New South Wales’ workplace health and safety regulator.

We offer:

With more than a third of Australia's entire economic output coming from NSW, the work we do to make workplaces safe is very important.

We receive over 200,000 calls and 10,000 emails from customers each year.

We issue more than 200,000 licences, notifications, certificates and permits each year.

Injury prevention

Most recently, our approach to injury prevention included:

  • free advisory visits in workplaces
  • workshops, presentations, expos and events
  • workplace inspections
  • financial support for education, training and development projects in workplace safety and injury management
  • payments and rebates to NSW businesses and employers, employer associations, trade unions and not-for-profit training organisations (among others) to make workplaces safer
  • partnering events in rural and remote communities to spread the safety message

Further information

Visit how we can help for more information on the programs and support we offer.


On 1 September 2015, WorkCover NSW was replaced by three new entities – including SafeWork NSW, the new work health and safety regulator.

Between them, these cover all the same services and functions you are used to getting from WorkCover.

These changes are part of reforms to improve the workers compensation system for both employers and injured workers.

Visit icare for information on workers compensation insurance or SIRA for workers compensation regulation.

 WorkCover has been split into SafeWork NSW for work health and safety regulation; the State Insurance Regulatory Authority for insurance regulation of workers compensation motor accidents compensation (ctp) and home building compensation and icare for insurance and care provision of workers insurance lifetime care, dust diseases care, self insurance, and builders warranty.

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