External guideline #11: Application overview for prospective self-insurers

A brief overview of the application process for becoming a self-insurer.
Last updated

Jul 2020

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PDF, 779.14 kB

Document length

8 pages

What it contains

Self-insurance gives eligible employers the option to manage and bear the costs and risks of their own claims. However, you must first get approval from WorkSafe, who will determine whether you are ‘fit and proper’ to be a self-insurer.

This guide for prospective self-insurers will help you determine whether you might be eligible. It outlines:

  • who can apply to be a self-insurer
  • how to apply
  • what WorkSafe will look at when assessing your application
  • how much it will cost