Laws and regulations

This part of the website contains legal information from the Acts and Regulations. If you need help understanding anything please call the Advisory Service on 1800 136 089.

Please note: We're still working on this area of the website – if something's missing, try the list of pages with updates in progress.

Listed A-Z

  1. *Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations

    OHS Act 2004, OHS Regulations 2007 and 2017 review, compliance codes, legislation and policy.

  2. *Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act

    WIRC Act 2013, Accident Compensation Act 1985, WorkCover insurance legislation and policy.

  3. Common Law information

    Injured worker rights to sue for damages, legislation and forms, Ministerial Directions, legal costs.

  4. Compliance codes and codes of practice

    Duties, obligations, OHS, WIRC, dangerous goods, rehabilitation, compensation, return to work

  5. Court judgments about workers compensation

    Directory of court judgments of compensation claims under the AC Act 1985 and WIRC Act 2013.

  6. Enforcement policies and activities

    Enforcement and compliance policy, workplace inspections, investigations and prosecutions.

  7. Prosecution results and enforceable undertakings

    OHS or WIRC related prosecutions and enforcement outcomes where the plea or finding is guilty.

  8. Review of inspector decisions

    Internal review application, request internal or VCAT review of decisions made by WorkSafe or an inspector.

  9. Rights and responsibilities

    Employer and worker rights and responsibilities included in the OHS and WIRC Acts and Regulations.

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