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Work health and safety (WHS) laws apply when workers work from home just as they do in traditional workplaces such as offices. This means a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must ensure the health and safety of their workers, so far as is reasonably practicable, when working from home.
SWA is not a regulator and cannot advise you about WHS issues in the workplace. If you need help please contact your state or territory work health and safety authority.
You may be required under state or territory law to allow your workers to work from home due to COVID-19. Refer to the Safe Work Australia COVID-19 - Working from home webpage for specific guidance.