Employment
Safe Work Australia is a tripartite body with the following members: - an independent chair; - members representing the Commonwealth and each state and territory; - members representing the interests of workers; - members representing the interests of employers, and - the Chief Executive Officer. Further information about Safe Work Australia Members can be found under Our Members. Safe Work Australia's was established to lead policy development that improves work health and safety and workers' compensation arrangements across Australia. It performs its functions in accordance with strategic and operational plans agreed annually by the Select Council on Workplace Relations. Safe Work Australia began operating as an independent Australian Government statutory agency on 1 November 2009. It is jointly funded by the Commonwealth, state and territory governments through an Intergovernmental Agreement. As a national policy body Safe Work Australia does not regulate work health and safety laws. The Commonwealth, states and territories retain responsibility for regulating and enforcing work health and safety laws in their jurisdiction.
Appropriations 21143000
Departmental expenses 20659000
Average staffing level 101
Level 7, New Acton Nishi, 2 Phillip Law St
Canberra ACT 2601
Australia

Further information

  • Type of Body

    A. Non Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification

    GGS

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Safe Work Australia Act 2008

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • Materiality

    Small

  • GFS Function / Sector Reported

    Other Economic Affairs

  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Statutory Agency

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Creation Date

    1 July 2009

  • Postal Address

    GPO Box 641 ACT 2601

Government appointed boards

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