National harmonisation of work health and safety laws

The Victorian Government has stated that it will not be implementing the model work health and safety laws in their current form.

WorkSafe continues to enforce Victoria's existing occupational health and safety (OHS) laws.

Victoria's Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 will expire in 2017, ten years after they were made. WorkSafe is currently undertaking work to review and make new regulations by this date.

Victorian workplaces should refer to WorkSafe'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 laws. Model Work Health and Safety codes and guidance materials are designed to support the national model laws and are not designed to support Victorian occupational health and safety laws.  In some situations, they may provide useful guidance.

More information about Victoria's OHS compliance framework

For more information about the national model work health and safety laws, visit the Safe Work Australia website.