Model Work Health and Safety Act

 

The model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act forms the basis of the WHS Acts that have been implemented in most jurisdictions across Australia. For the model WHS Act (including amendments to the model WHS Act) to have effect in a jurisdiction, the Act (or amendments) must be passed by the Parliament of a jurisdiction and subsequently enacted.

Jurisdictional implementation of the model WHS laws

For information on the WHS laws in your jurisdiction, please see the Jurisdictional implementation table or contact your WHS regulator. The current version of the model WHS Act, dated 21 March 2016, incorporates amendments agreed to in 2014 and 2015.

Explanatory Memorandum to the model WHS Act

The Explanatory Memorandum to the model WHS Act explains the intended operation of the model WHS Act. For an explanation of the WHS laws that apply in your jurisdiction, please contact your WHS regulator.

Guide to the model WHS Act

The Guide to the model WHS Act provides an overview of the model WHS Act. It is designed as a general guide to help people understand health and safety duties at work. This document is not intended to replace the model WHS Act nor the WHS laws that apply in your jurisdiction. For information on the WHS laws that apply in your jurisdiction, please contact your WHS regulator.

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