Searchshow menu

On 11 April 2019 the Australian Government assumed a caretaker role, with an election to be held 18 May 2019.
Information on websites maintained by Comcare will be published in accordance with the Guidance on Caretaker Conventions until after the election and conclusion of the caretaker period.

Premium paying employers

The Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 makes Commonwealth agencies accountable for workers' compensation injuries and diseases through the payment of annual premiums to Comcare. The premiums for each agency respond to general trends in both the aggregate premium pool (‘premium pool’) and the respective agency’s claim performance.

Each year agencies are asked to provide their payroll and FTE estimates to enable the calculation of their premiums for the following year. Premium forms are available for agencies to submit their payroll and FTE estimates.

You can use the Customer Information System to monitor your organisation's injury management and claims performance.

The following webpages will provide you with tools and resources to help you obtain a projection of your agency’s premium:

Machinery of Government (MOG) changes

The Guide to Machinery of Government Changes outlines how these organisational changes affect workers’ compensation.

Page last updated: 01 Apr 2019