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On 11 April 2019 the Australian Government assumed a caretaker role, with an election to be held 18 May 2019.
Information on websites maintained by Comcare will be published in accordance with the Guidance on Caretaker Conventions until after the election and conclusion of the caretaker period.

Permanent impairment–information for claims managers

Permanent impairment guide

The Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act) provides for payment of lump sum compensation for permanent impairment and non-economic loss resulting from a work-related injury, provided the degree of permanent impairment is assessed as at least 10 per cent or at least 5 per cent in the case of binaural hearing loss. The degree of permanent impairment (if any) is to be assessed by reference to this guide.

Permanent Impairment assessments

Permanent Impairment calculator

The PI calculator estimates the payment that is due as a result of the assessment of permanent impairment and non-economic loss.


The following Comcare forms relate to permanent impairment. Employees of licensees and ADF members should ask their employer for the relevant form.

Page last updated: 10 Jul 2018