WorkCover WA administers a number of related workers’ compensation and injury management legislation and rules. We are actively involved in reviewing key legislation and initiating legislative reform where required.

This section includes information on recent legislation amendments and key legislative reviews.

Find out about the legislation and rules administered by WorkCover WA.

This section includes comparative information on national workers’ compensation arrangements.

Go to Legislation and rules.

Find out about recent legislative amendments to the workers’ compensation and injury management scheme.

Go to Recent legislative amendments.

Find out about the current review of the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981.

Go to Legislative Review.

A Bill to increase compensation for workplace fatalities.

The Hon Bill Johnston MLA Minister for Commerce and Industrial Relations released a media statement on 12 June 2017 publicly announcing the development of a Bill to amend the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981.

The Bill is intended to increase lump sum compensation for dependants and increase the weekly allowance paid to support dependent children. The Bill will also address equality of access for de facto partners and married spouses and simplify and streamline the process for dependants making compensation claims.