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PTSD presumption for ambulance workers – effective 1 February 2022

Amendments to the Regulations establish a rebuttable presumption of work-related injury for post-traumatic stress disorder contracted by ambulance workers. The amendment regulations implement a McGowan Government election commitment and come into effect on 1 February 2022. Visit the Recent legislative amendments page for a fact sheet about the amendment regulations.

Reminder – WorkCover WA Christmas Reduced Service Period

With the festive season just around the corner, WorkCover WA CEO Chris White, reminds all stakeholders that the Agency will have reduced services operating on 29, 30 and 31 December this year. Staff in the Conciliation and Arbitration Services Registry will be available during standard business hours to assist with…Read More »

WorkCover WA Christmas Reduced Service Period

Ahead of a busy festive season, WorkCover WA CEO Chris White, reminds all stakeholders of the Agency’s services. WorkCover WA is open for business, with reduced services operating on 29, 30 and 31 December this year. Staff in the Conciliation and Arbitration Services Registry will be available during standard business…Read More »

WorkCover WA Conference Call for Speakers – applications now open

Join us as the workers’ compensation and injury management industry come together to celebrate 40 years of WorkCover WA at our Conference in 2022. This highly anticipated event is shifting to a one-day contemporary style function scheduled for Wednesday 25 May 2022 at one of Perth’s most sought after venues,…Read More »

New medical and allied health fees

Amendments to the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management (Scales of Fees) Regulations 1998 come into effect on 1 November 2021. The amendments apply a 1.54 percent increase to all medical and allied health fees, based on application of WorkCover WA’s composite index. To access the new medical and allied health…Read More »

COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries

This bulletin provides general information on the issue of COVID-19 vaccine injuries in the Western Australian workers’ compensation and injury management scheme.  Bulletin: Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations & Workers’ Compensation Further information with respect to making a workers’ compensation claim can be found at the WorkCover WA website or from WorkCover…Read More »

Save the date – WorkCover WA 2022 Conference

Join us as we celebrate 40 years of WorkCover WA at our Conference next year! This highly anticipated Conference will be a one-day contemporary event and will be held on Wednesday 25 May 2022 at Optus Stadium, Perth. The day is set out to be thought provoking and inspiring, with…Read More »

Welcome to Workers’ Compensation: Employer Essentials Seminar

On Wednesday 10 November 2021, WorkCover WA will be hosting a free seminar developed for employers. Delivered by WorkCover WA staff, attendees will gain an in depth understanding of an employer’s role, rights and obligations in the workers’ compensation and injury management scheme. By understanding rights and obligations, employers can…Read More »

Reminder – Bill consultation submissions closing soon

The public consultation period for the Workers Compensation and Injury Management Bill 2021 (Consultation Draft) closes on 10 November 2021. If you plan on providing a submission, it is recommended you begin your submission now, so you meet the November deadline. The draft Bill modernises WA’s workers compensation laws and…Read More »

Modernising WA’s Workers Compensation Laws – Additional information sessions

Due to the success of the first five information sessions, WorkCover WA is hosting two additional sessions on the Workers Compensation and Injury Management Bill 2021 (Consultation Draft). Wednesday 8 September – Virtual session: 9:00am – 10:00am Thursday 9 September – Face-to-face session: 2:30pm – 4:00pm These sessions will provide…Read More »