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15 Feb

WorkCover WA Conference program released!

WorkCover WA is excited to announce the release of the program for the WorkCover WA Conference. The Conference will be held on 8 and 9 May 2019 at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth. Click here to be the fi... Read More »

11 Feb

Combating elder abuse

WorkCover WA is supporting the Department of Communities in raising awareness about the prevalence of elder abuse in Western Australia. Elder abuse is a community-wide issue that can have a long and l... Read More »

04 Feb

Review of specified diseases contracted by firefighters legislation

The Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Amendment Act 2013 inserted Part III Division 4 –Specified diseases contracted by firefighters– into the Workers Compensation and Injury M... Read More »


Welcome to WorkCover WA Seminar

The Welcome to WorkCover WA Seminar is an event hosted by WorkCover WA based on stakeholder demand. It provides an introduction to the workers’ compensation scheme in WA and all interested parties are welcome to attend. Topics include: How the scheme operates Legislation and premium rates Claims process and statistics...Read More »
February 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am View Event »


IFAP’s Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Course for WRPs

This course aims to introduce the law of workers’ compensation and injury management to workplace rehabilitation providers. Participants will be introduced to critical legal and injury management principles. This knowledge will then be applied to challenging case studies that require application of the principles. Designed for: This course is designed...Read More »
March 15 View Event »


IFAP’s Injury Management Coordinator Course

This course is specifically designed for people who have responsibility (either directly or indirectly) for injured workers in their organisation. It provides the participant with an introduction to the rights and obligations enshrined in the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 and its regulations for all parties involved in...Read More »
March 18 - March 20 View Event »

11 Feb

WorkCover WA officers will be visiting Albany, Denmark and Mount Barker in the Great Southern region from 19 to 22 February 2019. They will be performing compliance checks on businesses in the area to ensure workers’ compensation insurance policies are up-to-date, and provide education to general practitioners and brokers about workers’ compensation.

It is important to remember:
• employers in WA must have workers’ compensation insurance
• workers’ compensation insurance does not automatically renew each year
• public liability insurance is not the same as workers’ compensation insurance
• family members paid to work in a business must be insured
• contractors and sub-contractors can be ‘workers’ and may require cover
• ‘business packages’ from insurers often exclude workers’ compensation liability, so it’s important to check you have the correct cover.

WorkCover WA welcomes the opportunity to meet with you to answer any questions you may have in relation to workers’ compensation. If you would like to meet with WorkCover WA or arrange a presentation, please email Communications & Education at
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11 Feb

WorkCover WA is helping the Department of Communities - Child Protection and Family Support in raising awareness about the prevalence of elder abuse in Western Australia.

Elder abuse is a community-wide issue that can have a long and lasting impact on older people, and affects up to 75,000 Western Australians.*

The majority of cases reported in WA involve financial and psychological elder abuse, with family members found to be the most common perpetrators.* It can also include physical, social, sexual or physical abuse, or neglect.

If you or a family member is suffering elder abuse, call the Elder Abuse Helpline on 1300 724 679 or visit the Advocare website for more information at

*information sourced from
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