A simple guide to WorkCover insurance

An overview of WorkCover insurance, who needs it and how it works once you’re registered.

Date last updated

Monday 17 Feb 2020

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What is WorkCover insurance?

WorkCover insurance covers employers for the cost of benefits if employees are injured or become ill because of their work.

It is compulsory for Victorian employers and is funded by their contributions.

WorkCover insurance may cover

  • replacement of lost income
  • medical and rehabilitation treatment costs
  • legal costs
  • lump sum compensation in the event of a serious injury.