Comcare is the national authority for work health and safety, and workers’ compensation.
We are a government regulator, workers’ compensation insurer, claims manager and scheme administrator.
Through our role, we work with employees and other workers, employers, service providers and other organisations to:
- minimise the impact of harm in the workplace
- improve recovery at work and return to work
- promote the health benefits of good work.
We collaborate and partner with other schemes and organisations on research and innovative projects that improve outcomes.
We also provide expert advice and services to the:
- Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (SRCC), and
- Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority (Seacare Authority).
Comcare and the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (SRCC) were established under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act). This legislation sets out the functions and powers of these bodies.
Comcare also has functions and responsibilities under the:
- Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act), and
- Asbestos-related Claims (Management of Commonwealth Liabilities) Act 2005.
Through these pieces of legislation, we have roles as the workers’ compensation insurer, national work health and safety regulator and scheme manager. We also manage the Commonwealth's asbestos-related claims liabilities.
Our main strategic outcome is to support participation and productivity through safe and healthy workplaces that minimise the impact of harm. This outcome drives our work.
To deliver on this outcome, our focus is on five strategic priorities:
Driving innovation and better practice
Collaborate in the design and delivery of research, education and innovative initiatives to enhance scheme outcomes.
Leading workers’ compensation insurer
Working with employees and employers to minimise the impact of harm in workplaces, supporting optimal recovery and return to work, and delivering a sustainable scheme.
Effective national regulator
Increasing duty holders’ levels of compliance and commitment to best practice through regulatory oversight of work health and safety and workplace rehabilitation.
Excellence in scheme design and management
Achieving sustainable and better practice national schemes.
Efficient and effective operations
Working collaboratively and innovatively across the organisation providing trusted advice, assurance and robust frameworks, to effectively enable and support the delivery of our outcome.
Comcare’s operations cover a diverse and changing Australian workforce. To succeed, we need to anticipate and adapt to changes while keeping our focus and commitment to employees, employers and our stakeholders.
- Comcare Annual Report
- Comcare Corporate Plan
- Executive Remuneration 2017–18 (PDF, 353.8 KB)
- Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (SRCC) Annual Report
- Senate Order for Entity Contracts lists.
See a full list of our Corporate publications.
See Comcare’s Diversity program.
See Comcare's Organisational structure.