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Workers compensation cover

Workers compensation cover is an insurance payment to employees if they are injured at work or become sick due to their work.

This cover includes payments to employees to cover their wages while they are not fit to work as well as medical expenses and rehabilitation.

It is governed by individual Australian states and territories. 

Who Offers Domestic Workers Compensation Cover?

First of all, please check your household insurance policy to see if it includes Public Liability and/or Domestic Workers insurance – the wording may include the likes of “this optional cover is only applicable in states or territories where this insurance can be offered in conjunction with a home contents policy. 

Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania and Western Australia are the States and Territories where this cover is able to be obtained as an optional extra.

In all other states you will have to take out domestic workers insurance as a separate insurance policy as these States and Territories have no provision for adding these services to home insurances,

 

In NSW, Victoria and South Australia, the government authorities have approved designated insurers called “Scheme Agents” who act as Providers of such insurance policies.

Queensland is the only State where the State Government manages and provides coverage under “WorkSafe” – formerly known as WorkCover. 

Domestic Work Cover - States & Territories

Here’s a state-by-state rundown of who offers domestic workers cover:

  • Allianz
  • CGU Workers Compensation
  • EML
  • GIO
  • QBE
  • Allianz
  • CGU Workers Compensation
  • EML
  • Gallagher Bassett
  • Xchanging
  • WorkCover Queensland’s Household Worker’s Insurance Policy
  • Allianz
  • Catholic Church Insurance
  • GIO
  • Guild Insurance
  • CGU Workers Compensation
  • QBE Insurance
  • Wesfarmers General Insurance
  • Zurich
  • EML
  • Gallagher Bassett
  • Allianz
  • Catholic Church Insurance
  • GIO
  • Guild Insurance
  • CGU Workers Compensation
  • QBE
  • Zurich
  • Allianz
  • Catholic Church Insurance
  • GIO
  • Guild Insurance
  • CGU Workers Compensation
  • QBE
  • Zurich
  • Allianz
  • GIO
  • CGU Workers Compensation
  • QBE

Please check the relevant State or Territory website for specific information relating to your responsibilities regarding insurance coverage in your individual situation.

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