Comcare's role under the SRC Act
Comcare works with employers to support employees to remain and return to work safely and to minimise the severity of injuries and their duration.
Comcare’s functions under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act) include:
Compliance and enforcement activities
We carry out compliance and enforcement activities to ensure rehabilitation authorities and employers comply with their workplace rehabilitation obligations.
Our role includes:
- the approval process for workplace rehabilitation providers
- compliance with the conditions of approval by approved workplace rehabilitation providers.
Comcare has the power under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act) to determine the amount of premium payable by an Australian Government agency or statutory authority.
See Premium payers for more information about premiums.
Expert advice and services
We provide expert advice and services to the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (SRCC).
The SRCC has duties and powers related to:
- granting, monitoring and extending self-insured licences for private sector entities and some Australian Government authorities
- setting premium and regulatory contribution guidelines for Comcare.
We also provide expert advice and services to the Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority.
We are the claims manager for employees of Australian Government agencies and statutory authorities who submit a claim for workers’ compensation.
See Workers’ compensation claims for more information.
See section 69 of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act) for Comcare's functions.