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Current legislation

The Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Amendment Regulation (No. 1) 2008 was enacted on 29 April 2008 by the Governor in Council.Regulation, Explanatory Notes and Regulatory Impact Statement

(SL No. 105 of 2008).

Consolidated version—current Act and Regulation

New workers' compensation regulation

The Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Regulation 2003 (the 2003 Regulation) is subordinate legislation made under the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003. It is a procedural regulation that provides for ways of meeting obligations created by the Act. The 2003 Regulation expired on 1 September 2014 under the requirements of the Statutory Instruments Act 1992. The Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Regulation 2014 (the 2014 Regulation) replaces the 2003 Regulation.

The 2014 Regulation essentially remakes the 2003 Regulation in a form that retains current policy intent, protects injured workers' rights and entitlements, provides for efficient processes for insurers and employers, and removes any obsolete processes, requirements and unnecessary duplication. The amendments do not trigger any additional cost to employers, and nor are there any increases to entitlements.

Further information is available on the Department of Justice and Attorney-General website.

Legislative amendments October 2013

Queensland Parliament has passed the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013. A dedicated section summarises the main changes, and provides links to the legislation, explanatory notes, Department of Justice, and relevant news items in our website.

You can visit this section by clicking here, or by using the navigation on the left.

Repealed legislation

Links to historical versions of reprints or repealed Acts are available from the Queensland Government website

WorkCover Queensland industry classifications (WIC)

The current WorkCover Queensland industry classifications for 2013–2014 were gazetted on 7 June 2013.

Last updated
05 September 2014

Safe Work Month 2014

What’s your most important reason for work health and safety? Get involved with scheduled events during the month of October to help raise awareness on the importance of making Queensland workplaces safer.