Find out how to access Safe Work Australia data.
We compile and maintain national data sets on WHS and workers’ compensation. You can request access to data and information we haven’t published.
Timeframes for data and information requests depend on complexity and our available resources. If your enquiry is a media request, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a school student, our published statistics have a wide range of data that you can use to draw conclusions. Please note that due to resource constraints and the volume of requests that we receive, we do not respond to individual questions from students.
Our request form makes it easy for you to give us the information we need to consider your request. We work with you to keep you informed of the process, which usually takes at least 10 days depending on the complexity of your request. Some data requests may require further approvals, such as from an ethics committee or state and territory governments. For example, unit record level data requires further approval, which can take some time. Sometimes there may be technical or confidentiality issues that limit what we can provide, or there may be other data available to better suit your needs.
Complete our online data request form
Timing to assess requests
We assess every request for data on a case-by-case basis. How long it takes to assess your data and information request depend on how complicated or large it is and our resource constraints. We work with you to keep you informed of the process.