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This website for Queensland's safety and compensation services represents a strategic partnership between the Office of Industrial Relations (OIR) and WorkCover Queensland. OIR includes Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, the Electrical Safety Office, and the Workers' Compensation Regulator (formerly Q-COMP). WorkCover Queensland is an independent government owned statutory body. Both organisations report to Queensland's Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations.

To make it easier for Queenslanders to get information about safety and workers' compensation issues, we've combined our websites and provide a single phone number. Other contact options are also available.

Though we remain separate organisations, we will continue to work together to deliver efficiencies for Queensland businesses and the broader community.


WorkCover Queensland

WorkCover Queensland (WorkCover), an independent government owned statutory body, is a customer focused insurer aiming for insurance excellence. Despite it being mandatory for all Queensland employers to hold a WorkCover accident insurance policy (unless employers hold a self-insurance licence), WorkCover strives to be competitive with commercial insurers and is branded as such. The approach is simple: build lasting, valued relationships with customers and stakeholders. This means understanding and meeting customers' needs and evolving business processes to suit these needs.

Read more about WorkCover Queensland.

Office of Industrial Relations

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) is responsible for improving workplace health and safety in Queensland and helping reduce the risk of workers being killed or injured on the job. WHSQ enforces work health and safety laws, investigates workplace fatalities, serious injuries, prosecutes breaches of legislation, and educates employees and employers on their legal obligations.

Read more about Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.

The Workers' Compensation Regulator

The Workers' Compensation Regulator plays a diverse range of roles including insurer regulator, facilitator of legal and medical resolution, educator and promoter of the workers' compensation scheme in Queensland.

The Workers' Compensation Regulator works closely with scheme partners and stakeholders to balance the needs of workers and employers, and ensure a fair and efficient scheme.

It develops services and initiatives that better serve industry, and ultimately ensure that injured workers are able to safely return to the workplace after a workplace injury.

Read more about the Workers' Compensation Regulator.

Electrical Safety Office

The Electrical Safety Office (ESO) develops and implements legislative, compliance and enforcement frameworks to improve electrical safety.

The ESO enforces standards for electrical safety and promotes strategies for improved electrical safety performance across the community.

Read more about the Electrical Safety Office.

Last updated
15 June 2016

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