- Promoting health and safety
- Creating mentally healthy workplaces
- Why is work health important?
- Healthy worker
- Working together: Promoting mental health and wellbeing at work
- Mental Health and Wellbeing - Participating and thriving in our workplaces
- The Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance
- Supporting ability at work
- Supporting health, performance and productivity
- Flexible work
- Building a resilient workforce
- Health Benefits of Work
- Roles and responsibilities
- Duty Holders
- Comcare research and innovation approach
- Health and safety representatives
- Investing in Experience: Age diversity in the workplace
- Education & training
- Work health and safety profiles
- Creating mentally healthy workplaces
- Preventing harm
- Managing risks in the workplace
- Managing hazards
- Early intervention
- Recovery and return to work
- Recovery and rehabilitation
- Roles and responsibilities - rehabilitation
- Workplace Rehabilitation Framework
- Rehabilitation guidelines
- Barriers to Return to Work
- Working with Workplace Rehabilitation Providers
- Rehabilitation assessment
- Medical certificate of capacity
- Capability Products
- National Return to Work Survey
- Workplace rehabilitation provider fee guidance
- Returning to work
- Returning to independence
- Recovery and rehabilitation
- Claims and benefits
- Roles and responsibilities - claims
- Can I claim?
- Lodging a claim
- Assessing a claim
- Medical treatment
- Benefits and entitlements
- Frequently asked questions
- Dispute Resolution Service
- Customer Information System (CIS)
- Our service charter
- Our fraud policy
- Case managers
- Forms & publications
- The scheme
- The SRC Act
- Legislative Instruments and Gazettal Notices under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
- Information on 2011 SRC Act amendments
- Information on 2009 SRC Act amendments
- Information on the 2007 SRCOLA Amendments
- SRC Regulations Amendments 1988 to 1999
- SRC Regulations Amendments 2000 to 2009
- SRC Regulations Amendments from 2010
- Overview of the Comcare scheme
- The Parliamentary Injury Compensation Scheme
- The WHS Act
- The ARC Act
- Authorities we work with
- Premium paying employers
- Our compliance and enforcement activities
- Guidance on applying the SRC Act
- Regulatory guides
- Regulator Performance Framework
- Cost recovery
- Comparative claims
- Delegated claims management arrangements
- The SRC Act
- About us
- Organisational structure
- Corporate Plan 2018 - 2022
- Annual Report 2017 - 18
- Useful links
- Contact us
- Access to information
- Service charter
- Public Interest Disclosures
- Comcare diversity programme
- News & media
- Managing Difficult Conversations and Providing Feedback
When identifying inappropriate or harmful behaviour, line managers, the human resources area or the employee assistance program provider are able to give advice on the best ways to provide colleagues with feedback. The following fact sheet may help in preparing for these difficult conversations.
- Managing quad bikes in the workplace (WHS 099)
This information sheet provides an overview for persons conducting a business or undertaking and workers of the considerations necessary when using quad bikes in the workplace and some approaches that may be applied to reduce the associated risks.
- Measuring rehabilitation performance
The Guidelines for Rehabilitation Authorities 2012 requires Rehabilitation Authorities to have rehabilitation management systems in place by 1 July 2012. One component of a management system is the ability to monitor performance against defined objectives and targets. This document has been produced to assist Rehabilitation Authorities develop these management systems, by providing a range of performance indicators for consideration.
- Notes to assist completion of permanent impairment application form
These notes will help you complete the Compensation claim for permanent impairment and non-economic loss—form and checklist. It will explain the concepts of permanent impairment and non-economic loss and the process under which we will assess your claim for statutory benefits under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988.
- Notifications for lead risk work
This fact sheet provides an overview of the requirements applicable to lead risk work notifications.
- Overseas workers - how should I identify and manage the risks (WHS 084)
This fact sheet outlines the duties of a person conducting a business or undertaking and an officer's due diligence obligations in respect to managing workers overseas.
- People Matters with Machinery of Government Changes
This fact sheet is for employers and people managers. It provides an overview of change and how workers often feel and respond in times of uncertainty. It offers practical advice and a simple checklist to guide you through the process of supporting your people.
- Pharmacy Policy
Our Comcare Pharmacy Policy emphasises safely prescribing medicines—especially those that can be misused such as benzodiazepines and opiates. In our policy we also clarify injured employees' entitlements to access the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Please refer to the policies for further information.
- Presenting the business case for investment in health and wellbeing
This document provides brief guidance for people wishing to implement a health and wellbeing program, on how to present a business case to senior management to obtain authorisation and gain support for the program.
- Promoting safe and healthy practices around alcohol - How to effect change in the culture of your workplace
This fact sheet provides an overview of how workplace culture can influence alcohol use. It includes examples of what may be contributing to alcohol use in the workplace, along with suggestions for change to promote safe and healthy practices around alcohol.
- Psychological Injury and Performance
Creating mentally healthy workplaces delivers improved productivity and workplace participation. This fact sheet provides information about mental health at work and its relationship to performance.
- Quad bike case study - Making quad bikes safe for workers (WHS 107)
This case study focuses on the rigorous risk management review conducted by Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
- Quad bikes - Personal protective equipment (WHS 105)
This information sheet provides an overview for persons conducting a business or undertaking and workers on the appropriate personal protective equipment that should be worn when operating a quad bike.
- Quad bikes - Training and supervision (WHS 106)
This information sheet provides an overview for persons conducting a business or undertaking and workers on their health and safety obligations to provide, engage in and follow information, training, instruction and supervision in relation to quad bike use under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
- Rehabilitation and Return to Work
Returning to work is an important part of recovery from illness and injury. Work is the most effective means of improving and maintain the wellbeing of individuals including their families and communities. This fact sheet provides guidance on early and successful return to work and the importance of measuring outcomes to drive rehabilitation performance.
- Rehabilitation resourcing
This guidance material provides a range of indicators and considerations that can be used by rehabilitation authorities to gauge whether adequate resources are being allocated to manage rehabilitation
- Reimbursement of treatment expenses to an employer
This fact sheet is for employers who support early intervention action and seek reimbursement for medical costs paid on behalf of an employee who has a Comcare claim.
- Self-insurance licence application process—frequently asked questions
These frequently asked questions provide prospective applicants with general information to support them in applying for a licence under section 102 of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Cth) to self-insure in the Comcare scheme.
- Smoking in or near Commonwealth workplaces
This fact sheet provides advice to employers and employees in the Commonwealth jurisdiction, and to others who choose to smoke during working hours outside or near a Commonwealth workplace.
- Social functions
This fact sheet provides information on workers' compensation and employers' duty of care obligations in relation to social functions involving employees.
- Spray Painting
Spray painting is the process where a liquid coating substance, usually paint, is changed into a mist or aerosol, in order to apply a coating onto an object or surface.
- Strategies to help you stand up, sit less, move more
This fact sheet lists a number of day-to-day actions workers can adopt to reduce the amount of time they spend sitting down at work.
- Suitable vehicle risk decision tool (WHS 102)
This risk decision tool is for persons conducting a business or undertaking and workers to assist with choosing a suitable vehicle.
- Superannuation and Comcare benefits
Injured employees retired from Commonwealth or ACT Government employment who receive a pension and/or lump sum under a superannuation scheme as a result of their retirement, must have their incapacity payments determined in accordance with section 20, 21 or 21A of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act).
- The business case for reducing sedentary work practices
This fact sheet provides information and guidance for human resources and work health and safety managers. Its purpose is to help workplaces develop a business case for reducing sedentary practices in the workplace.
- The impact of psychosocial issues on musculoskeletal disorders
This fact sheet provides an overview of what musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are, the multifactorial nature of these conditions, and the need to address both physical and psychosocial hazards in preventing and managing these disorders.
- Vaccinations for Travelling
The objective of vaccination is to achieve immunisation against specific diseases. Vaccines may be administered orally or by injection.
- Weight management programs at work
This brochure is designed for corporate managers and those with responsibility for designing health programs in the workplace. It provides a review of the evidence to guide your decision-making and to help design programs relating to weight management.
- Why Comcare may review your patient's claim for compensation
This fact sheet explains the reasons why Comcare may review your patients claim for compensation and what steps you may need to take in this process.
- Workplace bullying
Bullying is repeated unreasonable behaviour that is humiliating, intimidating, threatening or demeaning to a person, or group of persons at the workplace, which creates a risk to health and safety.