Safe Work Australia uses a range of data to inform the development and evaluation of policies relating to work health and safety and workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation data is the main source of information for work-related injuries in Australia.

Further information can be found on the frequently asked questions page.

Key statistics

The links below provide information about commonly requested statistics in relation to work health and safety and workers’ compensation.

Requesting statistics

If the information you are seeking is not contained in the key statistics listed above or if you require more detailed information please email your request to

Please ensure you include the following information with your request:

  • name
  • telephone number
  • email address
  • details of request.

Worker deaths

Safe Work Australia also collects and reports on fatalities in the workplace.
View the Safe Work Australia worker fatalities page.

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