Become a self-insurer

Information and resources for prospective self-insurers.


How to become a self-insurer

To become a self-insurer, you must be assessed by WorkSafe as being 'fit and proper'.

The assessment is based on:

  • your financial strength and viability
  • your resources to administer claims
  • your incidence of injuries and claims costs
  • safety of your working conditions
  • your compliance with relevant legislation
  • any other matters WorkSafe thinks fit

Initial approval to self-insure is given for a period of three years, thereafter four years, unless WorkSafe uses its discretion to grant approval for six years.

Information and resources

WorkSafe Advisory Service

WorkSafe's advisory service is available between 7:30am and 6:30pm Monday to Friday. If you need more support, you can also contact WorkSafe using the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) or the National Relay Service.

1800 136 089 More contact options