Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013

The Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013 (WIRC Act) addresses what happens when a Victorian worker is injured or killed. It covers:

  • insurance
  • workers compensation
  • claims
  • rehabilitation
  • return to work
  • dispute resolution.

The WIRC Act came into effect on 1 July 2014. It replaced 2 previous acts:

  • Accident Compensation Act 1985
  • Accident Compensation (WorkCover Insurance) Act 1993

Which law applies to workers’ compensation claims?

Claims made since the WIRC Act came into force are dealt with under the WIRC Act. If you made a claim before 1 July 2014, it is still dealt with under the Accident Compensation Act 1985. 

Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Regulations 2014

The Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Regulations 2014 are made under the WIRC Act. They set out additional details about matters like compensation and insurance.