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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.

How premiums are calculated

A premium is the amount an employer is required to pay Comcare for workers’ compensation insurance. Premiums fully fund the forecasted cost of claims from injuries and diseases occurring that year, including Comcare's claims management costs.

Your Guide to Premiums 2018–19 [PDF,2.4MB] provides an overview of the premium setting process. The Guide to Premiums for previous years are also available.

The Framework for Setting Premiums [PDF,192KB] describes how Comcare’s CEO determines the premiums payable by each agency. The Framework for Setting Premiums for previous years are also available.

Comcare ensures it's calculation of premiums is sound and uses independent actuaries to assess liabilities and determine premiums.

Premium Pool outcomes provide the total premium to be charged across all agencies for forecasted injuries and diseases sustained in each premium year:

Page last updated: 01 Apr 2019