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The scheme

The Comcare scheme is an integrated safety, rehabilitation and compensation system for federal workers and their employers, regardless of which state or territory they operate in, or where workers are based.

What is Comcare’s scheme about?

Our scheme:

  • Works in partnership with employers and workers to prevent workplace injuries and diseases.
  • Uses regulatory sanctions if there is a demonstrable failure of the employer’s duty of care.
  • Encourages employers to work with their employees to support injured workers in the workplace or to achieve an early, safe and long-lasting return to work.
  • Gives employers a duty to provide injured workers with suitable employment.
  • Provides injured workers with a statutory package of economic and non-economic benefits, such as:
    • a high standard of income support (until retirement of age if necessary)
    • medical assistance, household services, permanent impairment benefits, aids and certain alterations.
Page last updated: 23 Apr 2014