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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.

Comcare’s five business priorities are:

  • Driving innovation and better practice—Collaborating 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—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 providing trusted advice, assurance and robust frameworks, to effectively enable and support the delivery of our outcome

Corporate publications

Organisational structure

Comcare diversity programme

Page last updated: 15 Nov 2019