Western Australia regulators
WorkSafe is the Western Australian Government agency responsible for the administration of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984. It is a division of the Department of Commerce.
WorkSafe aims to reduce workplace fatalities and injury and disease rates in accordance with national targets, by:
- reducing high incidence/severity risks
- improving the capacity of business operators and workers to manage occupational safety and health effectively
- preventing occupational disease more effectively
- eliminating hazards at the design stage, and
- strengthening the capacity of government to influence occupational safety and health outcomes.
Department of Mines and Petroleum
The Department of Mines and Petroleum carries prime responsibility for regulating mining, petroleum and geothermal industries and dangerous goods in Western Australia, including the collection of royalties and ensuring safety, health and environmental standards are consistent with relevant state and Commonwealth legislation, regulations and policies.
Phone: 08 9222 3333
WorkCover WA is the authority overseeing the workers’ compensation and injury management scheme in Western Australia, WorkCover ensures the scheme operates fairly and efficiently for all stakeholders, from injured workers to employers, insurers, health professionals and legal representatives.
WorkCover monitors compliance with the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 and informing and educating all stakeholders about workers’ compensation and injury management rights and obligations as well as providing an independent dispute resolution system.
Phone: 08 9388 5555