An internal review allows an eligible person to seek review of a range of decisions made by inspectors when dealing with WHS issues in workplaces, and by other officers about licences, registrations and authorisations.

The service is free.

The decisions that can be internally reviewed are listed in the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 and the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012.

Decisions made under the Act and Regulations that are subject to internal review can also be found in ‘List of reviewable decisions (docx, 71.9 KB)’.

This guidance explains the principles of internal review and how internal reviewers will conduct reviews and make their decisions. An internal review seeks to be an authoritative and transparent process, which is consistent and independent of the original decision maker and their operational area.