Licensing

Under the SRC Act, certain Commonwealth authorities and eligible corporations may apply for a licence to self‑insure their workers’ compensation liabilities and manage compensation claims.

Comcare provides support to the Commission in its performance of its regulatory functions regarding licensing. Comcare evaluates licence applications, monitors a licensee’s performance against licence conditions and recommends actions and licence fees.

Three licence applications were received in the reporting period. The Commission granted licences to Wilson Security Pty Ltd and StarTrack Express Pty Ltd, and will consider Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd’s application in 2016–17.

The Commission granted licence extensions to Australian Postal Corporation, BWA Group Services Pty Ltd, Border Express Pty Ltd, Cleanaway Operations Pty Ltd, Colonial Services Pty Ltd, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Commonwealth Insurance Pty Ltd, Commonwealth Securities Pty Ltd, John Holland Group Pty Ltd, John Holland Pty Ltd, John Holland Rail Pty Ltd, K&S Freighters Pty Ltd, National Australia Bank Limited, National Wealth Management Services Limited, Telstra Corporation Limited and TNT Australia Pty Ltd.

At the licensees’ requests, the Commission agreed to revoke the self-insurance licences of Avanteos Pty Ltd and Medibank Health Solutions Pty Ltd.

The table below summarises licence types, licensees and expiry dates at 30 June 2016.

The Commission considered and agreed to minor changes to its cost recovery arrangements and settled licence fees for 2016–17 at its 14–15 June 2016 meeting.

Consultation with licensees

A meeting between the Commission and licensees was held on 9 March 2016. The meeting comprised an open discussion on developed elements of the Commission’s new regulation model and included presentations from various licensees on their work health and safety processes and experiences. The Commission also consulted during the reporting year with licensees on changes to the licence fee model, the review of the Commission’s regulatory model and other matters affecting licensees . The Commission will continue to meet and work with the licensees collectively on current topics of interest.

Table 26: Licence types, licensees and expiry dates—as at 30 June 2016

Licence type Features Licensee (expiry date) Claims management arrangements
Corporation Self-insurance self-claims management (with capacity to arrange for a third party claims manager) Asciano Services Pty Ltd (formerly known as Pacific National (ACT) Limited) (30/06/2017) In house with claims review performed by Australian Postal Corporation
Australian air Express Pty Ltd (30/06/2017) QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited
Avanteos Pty Ltd (30/09/2015) Commonwealth Bank of Australia
BWA Group Services Pty Ltd (30/06/2022) Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Bis Industries Ltd (30/06/2023) In house with claims review performed by QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited
Border Express Pty Ltd (30/06/2022) In house with claims review performed by CGU
Cleanaway Operations Pty Ltd (formerly Transpacific Industries Pty Ltd) (30/06/2022) CGU Self Insurance Services
Colonial Services Pty Ltd (30/06/2022) Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Commonwealth Bank of Australia (30/06/2022) In house
Commonwealth Insurance Limited (30/06/2022) Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Commonwealth Securities Limited (30/06/2022) Commonwealth Bank of Australia
CSL Limited (30/06/2023) QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited
DHL Supply Chain (Australia) Pty Ltd (30/06/2022) In house
Fleetmaster Services Pty Ltd (30/06/2023) In house with claims review performed by CGU Self Insurance Services
John Holland Group Pty Ltd (30/06/2024) In house
John Holland Pty Ltd (30/06/2024) John Holland Group Pty Ltd
John Holland Rail Pty Ltd (30/06/2024) John Holland Group Pty Ltd
K & S Freighters Pty Limited (30/06/2024) In house
Linfox Australia Pty Ltd (30/06/2023) In house
Linfox Armaguard Pty Ltd (30/06/2023) CGU Self Insurance Services
Medibank Private Limited (30/06/2022) Gallagher Bassett Services Pty Ltd
Medibank Health Solutions Pty Ltd (30/06/2015) Gallagher Bassett Services Pty Ltd
National Australia Bank Ltd (30/06/2024) In house
National Wealth Management Services Limited (30/06/2024) National Australia Bank Ltd
Corporation Self-insurance self-claims management (with capacity to arrange for a third party claims manager) Optus Administration Pty Limited (30/06/2023) QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited
Prosegur Australia (formerly trading as Chubb Security Services Limited (30/06/2017) In house with claims review performed by Moray & Agnew
StarTrack Retail Pty Ltd (30/06/2017) QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited
Telstra Corporation Limited (30/06/2022) In house
Thales (formerly known as ADI Limited) (30/06/2017) In house with claims review performed by QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited
TNT Australia Pty Ltd (30/06/2022) In house with claims review performed by QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited
Visionstream Pty Ltd (30/06/2023) CGU Self Insurance Services
Wilson Security (30/06/2023) QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited
Commonwealth Authority Self-insurance
self-claims management
Australian Postal Corporation (30/06/2022) In house
Reserve Bank of Australia (30/06/2023) In house with claims review performed by Australian Postal Corporation