Workplace health and safety
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.
More: Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) in your state or territory
Department of Industry and Science
Provides information on asbestos in the home and workplace. The Agency provides a national focus on asbestos issues which go beyond workplace safety to encompass environmental and public health issues.
Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency
As the workers' compensation insurer for the Australian Government, provides safety, rehabilitation and compensation services to Australian Government employees (and employees of the ACT Government).
More: WHS Codes of practice | Managing risks in the workplace | Forms
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)