National harmonisation of work health and safety laws
The Victorian Government has confirmed that Victoria will not adopt the national model workplace health and safety laws in their current form.
The Government supports the principle of national harmonisation and continues to work towards best practice legislation.
WorkSafe continues to enforce Victoria's existing occupational health and safety laws and regulations.
This means that Victoria's workplaces need to refer to Victoria's codes and guidance materials for information about how to comply with Victoria's occupational health and safety laws.
Victorian codes and guidance materials are specifically designed to inform duty holders as to how they can comply with Victorian occupational health and safety legislation. National Workplace Health and Safety codes and guidance materials have no legal status in Victoria. They are designed to support the national model laws and are not designed to support Victorian occupational health and safety laws.
For more information about Victoria's OHS compliance framework, click here.
For more information about the national model work health and safety laws, visit the Safe Work Australia website.