Workers' Compensation

Gig workers working arrangements and the types of work they do will impact if they are covered by an Australian workers’ compensation scheme. Your access to workers’ compensation may depend on your work status (whether you are an employee or an independent contractor).

Generally, gig workers are not covered by workers’ compensation insurance in Australia. You should check with your workers’ compensation scheme to find out if whether or not you are covered.

The Workers compensation and the gig economy factsheet provides more information on workers’ compensation and the gig economy.