Report a psychosocial hazard

Psychosocial hazards can increase the risk of psychological or physical harm. This page explains how to report a psychosocial hazard in the workplace and access support services.


Psychosocial hazards

Psychosocial hazards are a serious occupational health and safety issue.

Psychosocial hazards can cause a person to experience a negative psychological response that creates a risk to their health.

Negative psychological responses caused by exposure to psychosocial hazards can lead to physical injury, psychological injury (also known as mental injury) or both at the same time.

Common psychosocial hazards include:

  • bullying
  • aggression or violence
  • gendered violence including sexual harassment
  • exposure to traumatic events or content 
  • high and low job demands
  • low job control
  • poor support
  • poor organisational justice
  • low role clarity
  • poor environmental conditions
  • remote or isolated work
  • poor organisational change management
  • low recognition and reward
  • poor workplace relationships

Report psychosocial hazards to WorkSafe Victoria

Depending on the hazard, there are a number of actions you can take, including reporting to WorkSafe.

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

Where to find immediate help

If you feel unsafe right now or need immediate support, the following services are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

You may also consider speaking with your healthcare provider.

Support services

If you have experienced a work-related psychosocial hazard there are a range of support services available.

You can find further support by calling:

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