Comcare and Self-insurance status

Following changes to the Comcare legislation, the Federal Howard Government allowed for and encouraged  national companies to apply for self-insurance under the commonwealth scheme. Once they were granted self-insurer status, they came under both the commonwealth workers compensation and occupational health legislation.

NOTE: Government moratorium on new companies joining the Comcare Scheme

On 11 December 2007, the then Minister for Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, the Hon Julia Gillard MP, announced that: 'the Rudd Government has placed a moratorium on new applications from private corporations wanting to move to the Comcare workers' compensation scheme'.

The media release added that: 'companies that have already been declared eligible to apply for a self-insurance licence by the previous Liberal government will not be affected by the moratorium'.

In accordance with this policy the SRCC will continue to consider licence applications from corporations that have been declared eligible to apply for a licence, but no more will be considered for the time being. The moratorium is still in place.

Companies currently in the Comcare system as self-insurers

As at February 3, 2016 there were 33 licensees under the SRC Act
  1. Asciano (Formerly Pacific National (ACT) Limited) 
  2. Australian air Express Pty Ltd    
  3. Australian Postal Corporation    
  4. BWA Group Services Pty Limited (Bankwest) 
  5. BIS Industries Ltd  
  6. Border Express Pty Ltd   
  7. Cleanaway Operations Pty Ltd
  8. Colonial Services Pty Ltd    
  9. Commonwealth Bank of Australia Ltd   
  10. Commonwealth Insurance Ltd    
  11. Commonwealth Securities Ltd   
  12. CSL Ltd    
  13. DHL Supply Chain (Australia) Pty Ltd
  14. Fleetmaster Services Pty Ltd
  15. John Holland Group Pty Ltd  
  16. John Holland Pty Ltd   
  17. John Holland Rail Pty Ltd 
  18. K&S Freighters Pty Ltd    
  19. Linfox Australia Pty Ltd    
  20. Linfox Armaguard Pty Ltd
  21. Medibank Health Solutions
  22. Medibank Private Ltd
  23. National Australia Bank Ltd 
  24. National Wealth Management Services Ltd (MLC)
  25. Optus Administration Pty Ltd
  26. Prosegur Australia Pty Limited  (Chubb Security Services Ltd)
  27. Reserve Bank of Australia   
  28. StarTrack Retail Pty Ltd (AaE Retail Pty Ltd)
  29. Telstra Corporation Ltd     
  30. Thales Australia (formerly ADI Ltd) 
  31. TNT Australia Pty Ltd    
  32. Visionstream Pty Ltd 
  33. Wilson Security Pty Ltd  

More Information:

Last amended February 2016

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