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WorkCover WA Board update

WorkCover WA extends their sincerest thanks to Victoria Wilmot, whose term with the Board concluded at the end of 2022. Ms Wilmot has been a member of the Board since 2005 and has made significant contributions to the operations of the agency with her accounting and financial management expertise. We…Read More »

Changes to audiometric equipment approval standards

WorkCover WA currently approves audiometric equipment based on the criteria set within Australian/New Zealand Standard – Occupational Noise Management Part 4: Auditory Assessment, AS/NZS 1269.4 1998. This Standard was updated in 2005 and 2014. WorkCover WA views Standards as living documents, reflecting progress in science, technology and systems. As of 1 January…Read More »

WorkCover WA Holiday Closedown 2022

WorkCover WA will be closed over the festive period, from Monday 26 December to Monday 2 January inclusive. Normal services will resume on Tuesday 3 January 2023. While the WorkCover WA Online portal will still be available for document lodgement during this period, documents will not be processed until services…Read More »

WorkCover WA hosts its boldest and biggest Conference yet!

Yesterday we proudly hosted the WorkCover WA 2022 Conference to ‘reflect on the past and focus on the future’ as we celebrated 40 years of WorkCover WA. Over 450 delegates from a range of workers’ compensation and injury management organisations were in attendance as The Hon. Bill Johnston MLA, Minister…Read More »

Celebrating 40 years of WorkCover WA

Momentum is building as we prepare to welcome delegates at the WorkCover WA Conference 2022. Celebrating 40 years of WorkCover WA, the Conference will provide a unique opportunity to collaborate with experts and professionals across the industry and will deliver an interactive program of local and interstate speakers. Hosted at…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 2022. The amendments apply a 2.25 percent increase to all medical and allied health fees, based on application of WorkCover WA’s composite index. Click here to access current and archived medical…Read More »

Public Hospital Fees 2022-23

The WA Department of Health has advised that from 19 October 2022, item 9 of the Public Hospital Fees for Compensable Patients 2022-23 schedule will increase from $339 to $351. There are no changes to the remaining items. A copy of the schedule is available under Rates, fees & payments.

PIEF Conference 2022: Together Today & Tomorrow

Representatives from WorkCover WA are visiting Brisbane this week to attend the Personal Injury Education Foundation Conference, ‘Together Today & Tomorrow’. WorkCover WA has a long-standing relationship with PIEF, and recently collaborated to produce the online training program and micro-credential, Foundations of Workers’ Compensation: Claims Managers. The conference showcases initiatives…Read More »

Conciliation and Arbitration Services – Digital Check-in for Conferences and Hearings

As part of our digital transformation, WorkCover WA has developed an automated check-in facility to register attendance at: Conciliation conferences Pre-Arbitration conferences Arbitration hearings Three individual check-in touch screens will be available in the reception area enabling you to digitally register your attendance and removing the need for manual registration….Read More »

Regional Compliance Education

WorkCover WA inspectors will be visiting Esperance on 29 September 2022 to conduct compliance checks and provide education regarding workers’ compensation. The aim of the visits and inspections will be to encourage and assist employers to comply with their duty to hold a current workers’ compensation policy. Inspectors will be…Read More »