- Promoting health and safety
- Creating mentally healthy workplaces
- Why is work health important?
- Healthy worker
- Working together: Promoting mental health and wellbeing at work
- Mental Health and Wellbeing - Participating and thriving in our workplaces
- Supporting ability at work
- Supporting health, performance and productivity
- Flexible work
- Building a resilient workforce
- Health Benefits of Work
- Roles and responsibilities
- Duty Holders
- Comcare research program
- Health and safety representatives
- Investing in Experience: Age diversity in the workplace
- Education & training
- Creating mentally healthy workplaces
- Preventing harm
- Managing risks in the workplace
- Managing hazards
- Early intervention
- Recovery and return to work
- Recovery and rehabilitation
- Returning to work
- Returning to independence
- Claims and benefits
- Roles and responsibilities - claims
- Can I claim?
- Lodging a claim
- Assessing a claim
- Medical treatment
- Benefits and entitlements
- Frequently asked questions
- Dispute Resolution Service
- Customer Information System (CIS)
- Our service charter
- Our fraud policy
- Case managers
- Forms & publications
- The scheme
- The SRC Act
- Legislative Instruments and Gazettal Notices under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
- Information on 2011 SRC Act amendments
- Information on 2009 SRC Act amendments
- Information on the 2007 SRCOLA Amendments
- SRC Regulations Amendments 1988 to 1999
- SRC Regulations Amendments 2000 to 2009
- SRC Regulations Amendments from 2010
- Overview of the Comcare scheme
- The Parliamentary Injury Compensation Scheme
- The WHS Act
- The ARC Act
- Authorities we work with
- Premium paying employers
- Our compliance and enforcement activities
- Scheme guidance
- Regulatory guides
- Regulator Performance Framework
- Cost recovery
- The SRC Act
- About us
- Organisational structure
- Comcare 2017-18 Corporate Plan
- Useful links
- Contact us
- Access to information
- Service charter
- Public Interest Disclosures
- Comcare diversity programme
- News & media
- Comcare and Defence Science and Technology Research and Development Community of Practice Forum
- SA/NT WHS Networking and Information Forums
- NSW WHS Networking and Information Forums
- Comcare National Conference
- Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards
- Past events
- 2017 National WHS Forums
- Learn how to manage workplace psychological injuries
- Managing Workplace Psychological and Stress Injuries
- 2016 National Conference
- 2016 National WHS Forums
- 2016 Comcare Rehabilitation Case Manager Forum - May
- 2016 Chronic Pain: New Understanding, New Paradigm, New Approach
- 2015 Comcare Rehabilitation Case Manager Forum - May
- 2015 Managing psychological injuries in the Comcare scheme
- 2015 Health and Safety Representative Forums
- 2014 Health and Safety Representative Forums
- 2014 National Conference
- 2014 Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards
- 2013 National Conference
- 2014 Preventing psychological injury in changing workplaces forum
- 2013 Rehabilitation Case Manager Forum - May
- 2012 Comcare Asbestos Forum
- 2012 Rehabilitation Case Manager Forums - November
- 2012 National Conference
- 2012 Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards
- 2012 Rehabilitation Case Manager Forums - May
- 2011 National Conference
- Health and Safety Representative Forums Cairns/Townsville
- Current vacancies
- Stepping Into Program
- Graduate Program
- Indigenous Graduate Program
- How to apply
- What we offer
- Working at Comcare
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. Comcare is the national work health and safety regulator under the national WHS Act. We manage the Commonwealth’s asbestos-related claims liabilities.
We provide expert advice and services to the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (SRCC) and the Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority (Seacare Authority).
Comcare’s work underpins healthy and safe workplaces and plays a vital role supporting workforce participation and productivity, as well as making an important contribution to the Australian Government’s Regulatory Reform Agenda.
Our role is to have a positive impact on reducing injury and harm in the workplace, as depicted in the table below.
Comcare’s outcome statement (our Outcome) provides strategic focus for our purposes:
Support participation and productivity through healthy and safe workplaces that minimise the impact of harm.
So we are:
The leading insurer
Working with employers and employees to minimise the impact of harm in workplaces, facilitate recovery at and return to work, and deliver sustainable management of the fund.
The national regulator
Working with employers, employees and other stakeholders to improve work health, safety and rehabilitation outcomes through consistent, risk based regulation.
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.
Sustainable management of the fund’s liabilities.
Embed the compliance and enforcement framework.
Engage with scheme participants and experts to inform and improve scheme design.
Provide strategic advice to effectively enable and support the organisation to deliver business outcomes.
Responsive, relevant and cost effective services.
Implement the risk based regulatory model.
Successfully implement improvements across the schemes.
Streamline/improve business systems, processes and practices.
Ensure national consistency in service delivery.
Monitor and review the performance of the Comcare and Seacare Schemes.
Deliver core business systems and processes.
Improve Comcare’s WHS performance.
The corporate plan shows how:
- each purpose contributes to the achievement of our Outcome
- we will continue to drive transformation throughout the organisation.
Through this corporate plan, employers and employees will be able to see the benefit from the improved performance across each of our four purposes. Comcare is committed to being outcome focused, transparent, innovative and collaborative in delivering our work. We have identified ambitious performance targets that reflect our shared commitment to minimising harm in the workplace, both now and in the future.