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Changes to the Assessment of Premium Rates and Industry Classification: Loading and Appeal Policy

Following a round table discussion with senior underwriters in June 2022, the WorkCover WA Board has approved a change to the Assessment of Premium Rates and Industry Classification: Loading and Appeal Policy, effective 1 July 2022. This policy informs and guides insurers, employers and employer representatives of the policies and…Read More »

Indexation of Workers’ Compensation Payments for 2022-23

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 2022/23 Schedule provides the list of indexed entitlements to…Read More »


Following the recent postponement of the WorkCover WA Conference due to COVID-19, a new date has been confirmed – Wednesday 16 November 2022 and early bird registrations are now open. The Conference format will remain unchanged as a contemporary one-day event at Perth’s Optus Stadium. Acknowledging that 2022 marks ‘40…Read More »

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan – 2022-2027

WorkCover WA’s commitment to ensure the Agency’s workplace and services provided are accessible and inclusive to all Western Australians has been realised in the recent development of the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (the Plan) for 2022 to 2027. This refreshed plan outlines a range of measures and activities to…Read More »

Customer Service Update

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, WorkCover WA is pleased to announce the resumption of face-to-face engagement with external stakeholders. This includes accepting stakeholders at its premises, 2 Bedbrook Place Shenton Park, and resuming compliance and education visits. Persons attending the Shenton Park office are required to ‘self-serve’ check in…Read More »

Workers Compensation and Injury Management Bill 2021 (Consultation Draft) – Submissions now online

The Workers Compensation and Injury Management Bill 2021 (Consultation Draft) was released for public consultation on 11 August 2021 and the period for public submissions has closed. A total of 86 submissions were received and WorkCover WA thanks all submitters for their contribution to the process of modernising WA’s workers…Read More »

2022/23 Recommended Premium Rates

WorkCover WA Chief Executive Officer, Mr Chris White, released a media statement announcing an increase in the 2022/23 recommended premium rates for compulsory workers’ compensation insurance in Western Australia. The average recommended premium rate for 2022/23 will be 1.822 per cent of total wages (up from the previous year’s 1.704…Read More »

WorkCover WA Stakeholder Engagement Charter

WorkCover WA values the experiences and contribution of stakeholders and we are committed to ongoing and effective engagement. To support this engagement, WorkCover WA has developed a Stakeholder Engagement Charter which sets out our commitment to effective engagement with all stakeholders. When engaging with stakeholders we commit to: creating genuine…Read More »

WorkCover WA Conference 2022 – Important Update – Date Postponed

WorkCover WA has been monitoring the spread of COVID-19 here in Western Australia, as well as current advice from health authorities. With the revised definition of close contact, new isolation protocols and likely changes to border controls, it is anticipated the COVID-19 numbers will surge over the coming months. At…Read More »

Customer Service Update

WorkCover WA is adopting new customer service processes at its premises, 2 Bedbrook Place Shenton Park, to ensure we provide a safe environment for staff and stakeholders in line with government health advice. This includes changes to the delivery of in-house counter services. The new approach will ensure stakeholders can…Read More »