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.