Safe Work Australia is the national policy agency responsible for WHS and workers’ compensation arrangements in Australia.
Since 2009, we have run a national campaign each October to raise awareness of WHS and provide resources for Australian workplaces to run their own events.
Individuals, their families and the broader community are all impacted by work-related injury and illness. Last year in Australia, Safe Work Australia preliminary data shows that around 180 people died while doing their job. Around 107,000 people made a workers’ compensation claim for serious injury or illness in 2017-18.