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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's key business priorities remain unchanged, our Comcare 2016–17 Corporate Plan builds on the new direction we began in 2015–16 that has already seen business improvements and improvement in financial health. It sets a clear path to transform our business and deliver our four business priorities:

  • Leading insurer—working with employers and employees to minimise the impact of harm in workplaces, facilitate return to work and recovery at work, and deliver sustainable management of the fund.

  • National regulator—working with employers, employees and other stakeholders to deliver consistent, risk-based regulation to improve work health, safety and rehabilitation outcomes.

  • Excellence in scheme management and design—working with scheme participants to achieve sustainable and better practice national schemes.

  • Efficient and effective operations—working together to achieve our Outcome.

Corporate publications

Organisational structure

Comcare diversity programme

Page last updated: 31 Aug 2016