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Resumption of in-person conciliation conferences Conciliation and Arbitration Services will continue the staged return of in-person hearings from 12 July 2021 to include conciliation conferences. Final Arbitration hearings and Pre-Arbitration conferences will continue as in-person hearings. Unless otherwise directed by the conduct Arbitrator, all directions and interlocutory hearings remain telephone…Read More »

Seeking general practitioners for work-related mental health trial

Are you a doctor who sees patients with depression, anxiety or stress that has arisen as a result of work? WorkCover WA have joined Monash University as a research partner in supporting the implementation of a new NHMRC-funded Partnership trial, Implementing work-related Mental health guidelines in general PRactiCE (IMPRovE). Monash…Read More »

New WorkCover WA Board member

WorkCover WA is pleased to welcome Mr Richard Sellers to its Board, following his appointment as Director General of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety on 31 May 2021. Mr Sellers replaces Mr David Smith who has been a valuable Board member since July 2017. WorkCover WA recognises…Read More »

Indexation of Workers’ Compensation Payments for 2021-22

Injured workers have a range of statutory entitlements available to them in the Western Australian workers’ compensation scheme to assist them to recover from their workplace injury and return them to suitable and sustainable employment. The Indexation of Workers’ Compensation Payments 2021/22 Schedule provides the list of indexed entitlements to…Read More »

WorkCover WA Educational Videos – Now in Bahasa Malaysia

When it comes to the rights, roles and responsibilities of stakeholders within the workers’ compensation and injury management scheme, it is essential that education is available and accessible to all WorkCover WA stakeholders. To support this effort, Workcover WA created a series of educational videos which are available on our…Read More »

CAS Service Update

Changes to service delivery, Conciliation and Arbitration Services In light of the most recent COVID-19 lock down and the restrictions presently in place please note the following changes: The Arbitration Service’s planned resumption of face to face arbitration hearings from 1 May 2021 is postponed. The resumption of face to…Read More »

Insurance Brokers Online Training Program Launch

WorkCover WA is excited to announce the launch an innovative insurance brokers online education program. Developed in partnership with the National Insurance Brokers Association WA and the Insurance Council of Australia WA, the education program consists of modules designed to inform and guide brokers’ knowledge of workers’ compensation and injury…Read More »

2021/22 Recommended Premium Rates

WorkCover WA Chief Executive Officer, Mr Chris White, today made a media statement announcing a 4 per cent increase in the 2021/22 recommended premium rates for compulsory workers’ compensation insurance in Western Australia. The average recommended premium rate for 2021/22 will be 1.704 per cent of total wages (up from…Read More »

Online education program for insurance brokers

WorkCover WA, in partnership with the National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA) WA, is pleased to announce the launch of an online education program, centred on the workers’ compensation and injury management scheme in Western Australia. Accredited by NIBA and the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF),…Read More »

Noise induced hearing loss tests

It is important for employers to be aware of their obligations to arrange and pay for baseline and subsequent hearing tests for all workers in a prescribed “noisy” workplace. Employers are required to use testers approved by WorkCover WA and the testing environment and equipment must meet Australian Standards. Under…Read More »