Workplace health and safety
Find government information about workplace and occupational health and safety issues.
Safe Work Australia
Business owners have responsibilities regarding health and safety in the workplace. This page links to information on WHS/OH&S Acts, regulations and codes of practice and workers' compensation requirements.
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Provides information on asbestos in the home and workplace. Gives a national focus on asbestos issues which go beyond workplace safety to encompass environmental and public health issues.
Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency
Information on laws that have been put in place to help harmonise occupational health and safety across Australia.
Department of Employment
Carries out regulatory functions in relation to Comcare and other authorities that determine workers’ compensation claims under the SRC Act.
Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission
A national scheme of workplace health and safety (WHS), rehabilitation and workers’ compensation arrangements which apply to defined seafaring employees.
Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority (Seacare Authority)