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Travel and other allowances


WorkCover will cover the cost of necessary and reasonable travel expenses including travel for:

Travel is reimbursed according to what is the most reasonable method, usually public transport.

Some travel expenses are not covered, such as:

  • trips less than 20km, one way
  • if there is a closer treatment provider, but you choose to attend another further away.

Other allowances

We may reimburse other costs throughout the claim, including:

  • parking (for medical treatment, rehabilitation, Medical Assessment Tribunal or independent medical examinations)
  • meals when required to travel a whole day or overnight:
    • breakfast—$22 (not payable on day of departure)
    • lunch—$22 on day of departure (must arrive at destination before 1.30pm, on return must arrive home after 1.30pm)
    • dinner—$38 on day of departure (must arrive at destination before 6.30pm, on return must arrive home after 6.30pm)
  • reasonable itemised chemist expenses directly related to the work injury.

If your employer is licensed as a self-insurer, some internal processes may differ from WorkCover, therefore if you require clarification, you are able to contact the relevant workers’ compensation unit directly to discuss.

Last updated
14 June 2019

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