From 14 January 2022, employers and self-employed persons are no longer required to notify WorkSafe if they become aware on or after that date of a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis attending the workplace, even if the attendance was before that date.
If, before 14 January 2022, they became aware of a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis attending the workplace, please notify WorkSafe by contacting WorkSafe Advisory.
Employers and self-employed persons must also continue to notify WorkSafe immediately after becoming aware that a notifiable incident has occurred.
Report health and safety incidents to WorkSafe Victoria
Depending on the incident, there are a number of other important actions you may need to take, including notifying WorkSafe and preserving the scene if possible and if safe to do so.
Reporting an incident
- If the situation is still dangerous or high-risk, call emergency services immediately on 000
- Confirm if the incident is notifiable
Find out what type of incidents must be notified.
- Ensure the incident scene is not disturbed until a WorkSafe inspector arrives
However, incident scenes can be disturbed if necessary to:
- protect a person's health or safety
- help someone who is injured
- make the area safe (for example, if a person with a confirmed diagnosis of coronavirus (COVID-19) has attended the workplace during the infectious period, it is essential the site is cleaned and disinfected, in order to prevent further transmission of the virus)
- Notify WorkSafe immediately by calling 13 23 60
We'll lodge details of the incident and email you a link to an online incident notification form.
WorkSafe will then advise if an inspector will make a site visit and whether the incident scene can be disturbed before the inspector's attendance.
Call 13 23 60.
- Report the incident in writing within 48 hours
Once you have completed and submitted the online incident notification form, you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your records.
- Having trouble completing the online form?
- Save a copy of the incident notification form
You are required to keep a record of the form for at least five years.