The performance of workers compensation schemes in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Northern Territory (NT), Western Australia (WA) and Tasmania (Tas) are reviewed by their respective governing bodies on an annual basis.

These reviews provide information that helps the government and industry set premiums and manage risks.

To help our partners and customers understand the review reports and what they mean to them, we’ve summarised important information from each including recommended premium rates, claims trends and key economic and environmental factors.

Overview recommended premium rates

State or Territory Recommended average premium rate 
 ACT 2020/21 average premium rate of 2.33% of wages1 
 NT 2019/20 break-even average premium rate of 2.2% of wages2
 TAS 2020/21 average premium rate of 2.22% of wages3
 WA 2020/21 average premium rate of 1.638% of wages4
1ACT Workers Compensation Review of Scheme Performance - 2020, 2NT WorkSafe Actuarial Review of the NT Workers Compensation Scheme as at June 2019 – 2020 – 2020, 3Work Cover Tasmania Board Suggested Industry Premium Rates for 2020/2021 - 2020, 42020/21 recommended premium rates report - 2020

Scheme review guides

ACT WC scheme review guide


The ACT Government has released the ACT Workers Compensation Review of Scheme Performance. 

NT WC scheme review guide


WorkSafe NT has released the Actuarial Review of the NT Workers Compensation Scheme – June 2019.

TAS WC scheme review guide


WorkSafe TAS has released the WorkCover Tasmania Board Suggested Industry Premium Rates for 2020/21.

WA WC scheme review guide


WorkCover WA has released the 2020/21 recommended premium rates report for the WA Workers Compensation scheme. 

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