About us

Safe Work Australia is an Australian government statutory agency. We develop national policy to improve work health and safety (WHS) and workers’ compensation arrangements across Australia.

As a national policy body, we don’t regulate WHS laws or administer workers’ compensation arrangements.  

The Commonwealth, states and territories regulate and enforce WHS laws and administer workers’ compensation schemes in their jurisdictions. 

Learn more about who we are, what we do and why our work is important in the video below.