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Employer premium performance

Employers are financially accountable for the cost of work-related injury and disease through the payment of an annual premium.

The premium rate that Comcare sets for each employer responds to that employer's claim frequency and average claim cost, as well as to overall claim trends and the total amount that Comcare needs to collect from all employers to cover the cost of work-related illness and injury.

This means the rate for each employer provides an indication of the employer's effectiveness in preventing injury or illness and in helping employees return to work quickly and safely after a work-related injury or illness.

The publication of employers' premium rates over a number of years contributes to increasing leadership accountability for prevention and injury management.

The following table shows premium rates excluding GST for agencies estimates to have more than 100 full time equivalent employees in 2015–16.

Caution is needed in interpreting premium rates for employers for the following reasons:

  • The premium rate for each employer responds to overall claim trends and the total amount Comcare needs to collect, as well as to each individual employer's claim frequency and average claim cost. The response to the employer's claim performance is faster for larger employers than it is for smaller employers.
  • Comparison between employers may not be valid because employees in different organisations may face inherently different risks. For example, the nature of duties and type of workplace may be different.

Year-to-year comparisons for some employers may also not be valid because of machinery-of-government changes where parts of organisations with higher or lower risk have moved between employers.

Employer premium performance(1)

Customer name

2013-14 Revised rate(2)
(excl GST)

2014-15 Revised rate(2)
(excl GST)

2015-16 Revised rate(2)
(excl GST)

2016-17

Prescribed rate (excl GST)

Aboriginal Hostels Ltd

9.81%

10.34%

7.74%

7.36%

ACT Government (3)

3.55%

3.89%

4.01%

3.46%

Administrative Appeals Tribunal

0.66%

0.68%

0.43%

0.37%

Airservices Australia

0.83%

1.05%

0.75%

0.90%

Army and Airforce Canteen Service Board of Management

4.26%

5.95%

4.25%

5.09%

Attorney-General's Department

0.60%

0.57%

0.70%

0.83%

Australian Aged Care Quality Agency

1.17%

1.37%

1.62%

1.40%

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

1.35%

1.38%

1.39%

1.39%

Australian Bureau of Statistics

2.07%

2.46%

2.21%

1.90%

Australian Communications and Media Authority

1.00%

1.78%

1.65%

1.37%

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

0.41%

0.87%

1.13%

0.80%

Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission

1.21%

1.66%

1.87%

1.36%

Australian Electoral Commission

1.18%

1.84%

1.45%

2.08%

Australian Federal Police

2.91%

3.76%

4.35%

3.98%

Australian Film, Television and Radio School

1.65%

1.59%

1.33%

1.11%

Australian Financial Security Authority

0.71%

0.69%

0.82%

0.96%

Australian Fisheries Management Authority

2.18%

2.85%

1.83%

2.00%

Australian Hearing

0.93%

1.72%

1.43%

1.48%

Australian Human Rights Commission

0.19%

0.37%

0.27%

0.26%

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

1.81%

1.65%

1.24%

1.08%

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

0.72%

0.76%

1.23%

1.11%

Australian Institute of Marine Science

0.15%

0.27%

0.17%

0.17%

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

0.52%

0.50%

0.56%

0.42%

Australian National Audit Office

0.68%

0.78%

0.89%

0.83%

Australian National Maritime Museum

1.24%

1.47%

1.99%

1.53%

Australian National University

1.47%

2.40%

1.88%

1.89%

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

0.71%

0.75%

0.67%

0.60%

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

0.61%

0.48%

1.27%

1.03%

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

0.56%

0.65%

0.64%

0.44%

Australian Public Service Commission

1.25%

1.13%

1.66%

1.82%

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency

0.23%

0.20%

0.15%

0.14%

Australian Rail Track Corporation Ltd

1.73%

1.59%

1.39%

1.39%

Australian Research Council

1.30%

1.48%

1.56%

1.39%

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

0.86%

0.96%

0.63%

0.87%

Australian Skills Quality Authority

1.20%

1.27%

0.85%

0.92%

Australian Sports Commission

0.95%

1.14%

1.11%

1.03%

Australian Taxation Office

2.15%

2.39%

1.89%

1.69%

Australian Trade and Investment Commission

0.32%

0.56%

0.48%

0.49%

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre

0.56%

0.61%

0.63%

0.52%

Australian Transport Safety Bureau

0.67%

1.45%

1.55%

2.10%

Australian War Memorial

0.90%

1.95%

2.15%

2.19%

Bureau of Meteorology

0.70%

1.24%

1.24%

1.04%

Central Land Council

1.64%

1.75%

1.41%

1.36%

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

0.80%

0.76%

1.06%

0.89%

Clean Energy Regulator

0.93%

1.35%

1.01%

0.94%

Comcare

4.43%

4.69%

5.97%

4.44%

Commonwealth Ombudsman

1.64%

3.18%

2.23%

1.89%

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

0.70%

0.85%

0.83%

0.88%

Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation

1.84%

2.23%

2.02%

2.35%

     

Defence Housing Australia

1.60%

1.31%

1.25%

0.87%

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

2.24%

2.98%

3.38%

2.98%

Department of Communications and the Arts

1.67%

0.99%

0.62%

0.79%

Department of Defence

1.55%

1.67%

1.86%

1.63%

Department of Education and Training

0.78%

1.23%

1.03%

1.08%

Department of Employment

1.27%

1.10%

0.98%

0.76%

Department of Finance

1.06%

1.05%

1.15%

1.08%

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

1.42%

1.07%

0.76%

0.62%

Department of Health

2.03%

2.25%

1.98%

1.78%

Department of Human Services

2.56%

2.97%

2.68%

2.55%

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

2.23%

2.76%

2.92%

2.67%

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

1.68%

1.45%

1.14%

1.12%

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

0.70%

0.53%

0.84%

0.77%

Department of Parliamentary Services

2.11%

3.01%

3.05%

2.10%

Department of Social Services

1.69%

2.00%

2.15%

2.13%

Department of the Environment

1.54%

2.31%

2.36%

2.33%

Department of the House of Representatives

0.68%

0.60%

0.43%

0.38%

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

1.17%

1.10%

1.31%

1.30%

Department of the Senate

1.31%

1.49%

1.01%

0.96%

Department of the Treasury

0.28%

0.44%

0.45%

0.46%

Department of Veterans' Affairs

1.79%

1.95%

2.25%

2.11%

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation

0.63%

0.74%

0.52%

0.45%

Fair Work Building and Construction

2.43%

2.52%

3.04%

2.64%

Fair Work Commission

0.43%

0.65%

0.58%

0.53%

Fair Work Ombudsman

1.86%

1.85%

2.75%

2.31%

     

Federal Court of Australia

0.88%

1.18%

1.00%

0.95%

Food Standards Australia New Zealand

0.28%

0.23%

0.17%

0.16%

Future Fund Management Agency

0.52%

0.62%

0.42%

0.37%

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

1.26%

1.33%

1.26%

1.02%

Indigenous Business Australia

2.00%

1.76%

1.39%

0.92%

     

Murray-Darling Basin Authority

2.49%

3.05%

2.25%

3.23%

National Archives of Australia

1.66%

1.71%

1.40%

1.32%

National Disability Insurance Agency

1.59%

2.16%

1.63%

1.47%

National Film and Sound Archive

1.34%

1.45%

1.67%

1.43%

National Gallery of Australia

1.77%

2.45%

1.90%

2.25%

National Health and Medical Research Council

1.21%

0.92%

1.45%

1.12%

National Library of Australia

0.66%

0.82%

0.68%

0.76%

National Museum of Australia

3.12%

4.28%

3.84%

3.42%

National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority

0.71%

0.81%

0.53%

0.47%

NBN Co Limited

0.14%

0.29%

0.21%

0.17%

Northern Land Council

1.65%

2.30%

1.80%

1.48%

Note Printing Australia Ltd

3.09%

2.30%

1.92%

1.50%

Office of National Assessments

0.33%

0.62%

0.78%

0.89%

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

1.27%

1.34%

1.52%

1.39%

Productivity Commission

0.07%

0.22%

0.34%

0.28%

Royal Australian Navy Central Canteens Board

1.50%

2.01%

2.95%

3.05%

Safe Work Australia

0.83%

0.97%

0.72%

0.71%

     

Snowy Hydro Limited

0.65%

0.81%

0.76%

0.81%

Special Broadcasting Service

0.94%

0.91%

0.71%

0.88%

The Australia Council for the Arts

0.87%

0.81%

0.62%

0.55%

Torres Strait Regional Authority

0.41%

0.44%

0.72%

0.95

Tourism Australia

0.04%

0.25%

0.89%

0.78%

(1) Premium rates as at September 2016.

(2) Premium rates are excluding GST. The premium rate history for agencies affected by  machinery-of-government changes is notional to reflect the current structure of the organization at
1 July 2016.

(3) ACT Government does not receive a "Revised Rate". These are "Prescribed Rates".

Page last updated: 02 Feb 2017