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About Us

Comcare’s efforts are driven by our outcome—support participation and productivity through healthy and safe workplaces that minimise the impact of harm.

We work with employees and employers to minimise the impact of harm in the workplace, improve recovery at and return to work, and promote the health benefits of work through good work design.

We provide expert advice and services to the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (SRCC) and the Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority (Seacare Authority).

Governing legislation

The Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act) establishes Comcare and the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (SRCC), and 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 the Asbestos-related Claims (Management of Commonwealth Liabilities) Act 2005 (ARC Act).

Under these legislations we have roles as the workers compensation insurer, national WHS regulator and scheme manager. We manage the Commonwealth's asbestos-related claims liabilities.

Comcare's strategic priorities

Comcare’s operations span a diverse and changing Australian workforce, in a complex environment. Our success is contingent upon anticipating and adapting to change while maintaining our strategic focus and commitment to employees, employers and our stakeholders.

To deliver on our outcome over the next four years Comcare will focus its efforts around our five strategic priorities and their purposes:

  • Leading workers’ compensation insurer—working with employees and employers to minimise harm in workplaces, support recovery at and return to work, and deliver sustainable management of the fund.
  • Effective national regulator—Achieving safer and healthier workplaces through promoting continuous improvements in work health, safety and rehabilitation practices and monitoring compliance with the law.
  • Excellence in scheme design and management—Excellence in scheme design and management to achieve sustainable and better practice national schemes.
  • Efficient and effective operations—Working collaboratively and innovatively across the organisation to enable the business to achieve Comcare’s Outcome and support the business to drive change.
  • Drive innovation and better practice for the schemes—Collaborate across Comcare and sectors to design and deliver research and innovative initiatives to further enhance scheme outcomes.

Corporate publications

Organisational structure

Comcare diversity programme

Page last updated: 16 Oct 2019