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Self-insured licensees

For: Employers and managers

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

List of self-insured licensees

A list of current and former self-insured licensees is available from the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (SRCC). The list includes the licence start and expiry date.

Applying for a self-insurance licence

Becoming a self-insured licensee under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act) is a two-step process.

The Minister must first declare a corporation eligible to be granted a licence to self-insure under the SRC Act. A request can be sent to the Minister of Employment and Workplace Relations. Once declared eligible by the Minister, a corporation may apply to the SRCC for a self-insurance licence.

Current and former Commonwealth authorities may apply to the SRCC for a self-insurance licence after consulting with their portfolio minister.

See Apply for a licence to self-insure and Assessing licence applications on the SRCC website for more information about the process and eligibility.

Guidance for licensees

Guidance for self-insured licensees is available on the SRCC website:

Most content on the Comcare website applies to self-insured licensees operating within the Comcare scheme and their employees. The following information is particularly relevant for self-insured licensees:

Training for self-insured licensees

We provide training through our learning management system called Comcare LMS.

To access our training, you first need to create an account in Comcare LMS (see the steps to create an account). Then, select the training item that you are interested in and login with your email and password.

For a full list of training available to self-insured licensees and their employees, visit Training for self-insured licensees on the SRCC website.

More information

Visit the SRCC website or contact the SRCC for more information.

Page last reviewed: 22 January 2024

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Date printed 19 May 2024