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About us

What WorkSafe does

Our purpose is to advance work health, safety and wellbeing in Tasmania. Our promise to Tasmanians is ‘Safe and Well, Every Day’. We achieve this by:

  • promoting safer and healthier workplaces and practices through practical guidance and education
  • investigating workplace incidents
  • auditing workplaces for compliance with legislation
  • promoting prompt and effective return to work through practical guidance and education
  • processing occupational licences and permits.

Read more about what our inspectors do.

See the acts and regulations we administer.

Working with the WorkCover Tasmania Board

WorkSafe Tasmania has a strong relationship with the WorkCover Tasmania Board, helping the Board fulfil its statutory functions in injury management, work health and safety, and workers compensation.

About the WorkCover Tasmania Board

Strategic Plan 2018-2023

Our objective is healthier, safer and productive workplaces in Tasmania.

Our plan is to focus on:

  • targeted harm reduction – reducing harm in Tasmanian workplaces
  • culture and capability – responding to current and emerging WHS issues
  • regulatory frameworks – ensuring regulatory frameworks are contemporary and effective
  • exemplar regulator – striving for excellence as a regulator.

Strategic Plan 2018-2023 and summary

About this website

This website is managed by WorkSafe Tasmania, and proudly brought to you through the generosity of the WorkCover Tasmania Board.

This website consolidates content from:

  • WorkSafe Tasmania
  • WorkCover Tasmania
  • Better Work Tasmania

The WorkCover and Better Work sites no longer exist. If you’ve previously bookmarked content on one of these websites, and that content still exists, you’ll be redirected to its new location on this website.

Finding information on our new website

From any page, you can:

  • use the drop-down menu at the top right hand corner
  • click the home page buttons to go to popular sections on our website
  • use the sitemap for a list of all the pages on the site
  • try ‘Search’ if what you need isn't obvious and to see what’s popular.

If you can’t find something, please contact us.


Strategic Plan 2018-2023 and summary

WorkSafe Tasmania annual reports: Department of Justice annual reports (external link)

Coronial findings review report

Updated: 13th March 2020