Who we are

The Agency

The Agency of approximately 100 staff work together with Members to deliver the objectives identified in Corporate plan and Operational plan.

Safe Work Australia works to:

  • coordinate and develop national policy and strategies
  • assist with the implementation of model work health and safety legislation and reform the legislative framework
  • undertake research, and
  • collect, analyse and report data.

Further information on our functions can be found under About Safe Work Australia.

Organisational structure

SWA Organisational structure

Safe Work Australia Organisational Chart (PDF 47KB) 

As at 2 November 2015 Safe Work Australia is structured into four branches sitting under the CEO. The sections for each branch are outlined below:

  • Evidence and Explosives
    • Explosives Policy
    • Data and Analysis, and
    • Research and Evaluation.
  • Legal and Regulatory Review
    • Legal, and
    • Regulatory Review.
  • WHS Framework Branch
    • Occupational Hygiene
    • Plant and Licensing, and
    • Industry Policy.
  • Policy and Services Branch
    • Special Advisers - Policy and Engagement
    • WHS & Compensation Policy
    • Stakeholder Engagement, and
    • Corporate Services.


Safe Work Australia’s ABN is 81 840 374 163.

Further information

Further information about who we are can be found in the following:



Questions should be emailed to info@swa.gov.au.

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