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The SRC Act

The workers’ compensation scheme contained in the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act) covers:

  • Commonwealth and ACT public servants
  • Employees of Commonwealth and ACT statutory authorities and corporations
  • Australian Defence Force members for injuries before 1 July 2004
  • Employees of corporations who have a licence to self-insure under the SRC Act.

The SRC Act provides rehabilitation and workers’ compensation to employees covered by the scheme for a work related injury. A copy of the SRC Act is available on The Federal Register of Legislation website at Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988.

Regulations

The SRC Regulations are available on the Federal Register of Legislation website at Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Regulations 2002.

Amendments to the SRC Regulations

Amendments have been made to the SRC Regulations over time and they are grouped below. To view the amendments please go to the following links:

Directions

The SRC Act allows the Minister to issue directions to Comcare, licensees or the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission.

A copy of the current directions is available on The Federal Register of Legislation website at Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Directions 2002.

Instruments made under the SRC Act

The SRC Act allows for a variety of legislative and non-legislative instruments (including declarations, guidelines, notices and licences) to be made. A list of these instruments is available on the Comcare website at Legislative Instruments and Gazettal Notices under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988.

Amendments to the SRC Act

Important amendments and changes have been made to the SRC Act over time. The amendments have been grouped according to the year they came into effect. To view the amendments please see the links below:

Policy

Important policy issues, including routine jurisdictional policy advice made under the SRC Act and subsequent regulations are available at:

Rehabilitation Guidelines

Section 41 of the SRC Act specifies Comcare may prepare and issue guidelines to rehabilitation authorities.

A copy of the most recent version of the Guidelines for Rehabilitation Authorities and other relevant rehabilitation information can be found at Guidelines for Rehabilitation Authorities.

Page last updated: 17 Aug 2016