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Comcare is established under the Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act).

Comcare has functions and responsibilities under the SRC Act, the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) and the Asbestos-related Claims (Management of Commonwealth Liabilities) Act 2005 (ARC Act). Under this legislation we have roles as insurer, regulator and scheme manager.

We provide expert advice and services to the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (SRCC) and the Seacare Authority, and we manage the Commonwealth's asbestos-related claims liabilities.

Comcare's outcome statement describes our success and provides strategic focus for all our efforts:

  • Supporting participation and productivity through healthy and safe workplaces that minimise the impact of harm in workplaces covered by Comcare.

Our role is to have a positive impact on reducing injury and harm in the workplace.  

Comcare's work underpins quality workplaces and plays a vital role supporting workforce participation and productivity, as well as making an important contribution to the Australian Government's deregulation agenda.

Comcare's business priorities

Comcare has made the conscious decision to change how we work. Our Comcare 2015–16 Corporate Plan sets a new direction to deliver healthy and safe workplaces that minimise the impact of harm. It sets a clear path to transform our business and deliver our four business priorities:

  • Leading insurer – working with employers and employees to minimise harm in workplaces, support return to work and recovery at work, and deliver robust and transparent management of claims.
  • National regulator – delivering risk-based, cost-effective and consistent national regulation of workplaces, encouraging compliance to improve health, safety and rehabilitation outcomes through education and appropriate, balanced enforcement.
  • Excellence in scheme management and design – working with scheme participants to achieve a sustainable, fair and best practice national scheme. We provide expert advice to the Minister for Employment, the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission and the Seacare Authority, and provide leadership in policy and scheme design.
  • Efficient and cost-effective corporate management – providing high quality, timely management of corporate services, supporting business innovation and improvement by leading corporate planning and building the capability of our people.

Corporate publications

Organisational structure

Comcare diversity programme

Page last updated: 28 Aug 2015