Contractor guideline: Contractor provisions about contracts mainly for equipment or materials

When a contractor is mainly supplying equipment or materials, they are not considered to be a worker for the purposes of WorkCover insurance.
Last updated

Jan 2017

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What it contains

Each time you hire a contractor, you need to determine whether they are considered to be a 'worker' by WorkSafe. If the person is considered a worker, you effectively become their employer for WorkCover insurance purposes, and you must include the money you pay them in your total remuneration.

This document goes into more detail about how to tell if a contractor is mainly supplying equipment or materials, and therefore whether they count as a worker.