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Self-insured licensees

For: Employers and managers

The Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act) grants certain authorities and corporations a licence to self-insure their workers' compensation liabilities and/or claims management.

List of self-insured licensees

A list of corporations and organisations with a self-insurance licence is available from the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission. The list includes the licence start and expiry date.

Meeting licence conditions

A self-insurance licence sets out the conditions that self-insured licensees must meet to remain compliant and be certified. It contains general, prudential and special conditions.

The Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the performance of self-insured licensees.

Guidance for licensees

Guidance for self-insured licensees is available on the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (SRCC) website. It includes:

Most content on the Comcare website applies to self-insured licensees operating within the Commonwealth jurisdiction and their employees.

The following information is particularly relevant for self-insured licensees:

Discover the scheme performance of licensees

Applying for a self-insurance licence

To be considered for a self-insurance licence, a corporation or organisation first sends a request to the Minister asking to be declared eligible.

After being declared eligible by the Minister, the corporation or organisation may then apply to the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (SRCC) for a self-insurance licence.

See more information about the process and eligibility:

More information

Contact the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (SRCC).

Page last reviewed: 18 December 2019
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Date printed 29 Sep 2020