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WHS entry permit holders

Unions may apply to the regulator (Chief Executive, WorkSafe Tasmania) to have one or more of their officials granted a WHS entry permit. This permit allows union entry into workplaces for specified purposes.

Our guidance note Workplace Right of Entry by Work Health and Safety Entry Permit Holders (PDF, 195.2 KB) gives details of:

  • the role of a WHS entry permit holder
  • when they may enter a workplace and the notice they must supply
  • what they may do after entry
  • how disputes about right of entry are managed.

How to apply for a WHS entry permit

To apply for a WHS entry permit, you must be:

  • an official of the union
  • have satisfactorily completed approved training; contact WorkSafe for current details of the training provider
  • hold or will hold a Fair Work entry permit, or are entitled to enter workplace under Section 77 of the Industrial Relations Act 1984.

If you meet all the above criteria, then you must:

If the regulator is satisfied you meet the criteria and objective of the Work Health and Safety Act, you will be issued a permit.

Permits are valid for 3 years and your name will be listed on our website.

Current entry permit holders

The list below contains the names of people who currently hold a WHS entry permit (listed alphabetically by surname) and the expiry date of their permits.

Australian Education Union

  • Jackie King 17/12/2022*
  • Bharti Kour 21/08/2023*
  • Kathryn Lee 17/12/2022*
  • Roz Madsen 17/12/2022*
  • Mitchell Wilkinson 16/12/2023*
  • Michelle Rippon 7/04/2025
  • Leeanne Clifford 5/05/2025*

Australian Manufacturing Workers Union

  • Jacob Batt 26/03/2023
  • John Short 20/03/2023

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation

  • Annette Beechey 6/07/2024
  • Mandy Clark 16/06/2024
  • Peter McBeath 10/11/2025
  • Phoebe Mansell  17/06/2024
  • Jane Pond 16/06/2024
  • Catelyn Richards 17/06/2024
  • Shane Rickerby 17/08/2024
  • Peter McBeath 10/11/2025

Australian Services Union

  • Samantha Batchelor 18/11/2022*
  • Jessica Cassidy 17/06/2024
  • Aaron De La Torre 13/09/2025
  • Karen Tantari 13/09/2025

Australian Workers Union

  • Anthony Beven 19/05/2024
  • Danny Mundey 11/12/2023
  • Max Murphy 26/09/2025
  • David Meers 26/09/2025

Communication, Electrical and Plumbing Union

  • Leaselle Archer 24/09/2024
  • Christopher Clark 13/07/2024
  • Amanda Coleman 31/05/2024
  • Paul Sutton 7/07/2024

Community Public Sector Union

  • Angela Bradshaw 10/06/2023
  • Blair Dowker 10/06/2023
  • Jessica Greene 10/06/2023
  • Natalie Jones 10/06/2023

Construction, Forestry, Mining, Maritime & Energy Union

  • Stephen Barrett 16/06/2024
  • Alisha Bull 13/08/2023
  • Daniel Murphy 4/08/2024*
  • Ricky Gale 5/10/2025
  • Nathan Milner 18/08/2024
  • Mark Green 7/09/2025
  • Paolo Giumarra 15/09/2025
  • Jaxson Mahy 30/09/2025
  • Rhett Campbell 30/09/2025
  • Andrew De Bono 30/09/2025
  • Chris Chrisopoulidis 30/09/2025
  • Nikolaos Vamvas 13/10/2025
  • Gerard Ayers 26/10/2025
  • Anthony Thornton 26/10/2025
  • Gerald McCrudden 18/11/2025
  • Garry Donnon 29/11/2025

In exercising right of entry to workplace as a WHS entry permit holder the permit holder must observe the provisions of section 77 of the Industrial Relations Act and conditions set out in Regulation 18 of the Industrial Relations Regulations.

Health and Community Services Union

  • Troy Baker 23/03/2023
  • Geoff Blyth 30/09/2023
  • Lucas Digney 30/09/2023
  • Vivek Foot 8/10/2023
  • Mark Green 22/03/2023
  • Shane Hamel 2/12/2023
  • Christopher Kennedy 18/06/2023
  • Shane Kunze 22/03/2023
  • James Milligan 18/08/2024
  • Richard Parkinson 8/10/2023
  • Odette Seabourne 1/10/2023
  • Kristen Swain 31/05/2024
  • Sharon Sward 2/10/2023

Independent Education Union

National Tertiary Education Industry Union

  • Gaylee Kuchel 22/03/2023

National Union of Workers

The Police Association of Tasmania

  • Andrew Bennett 4/09/2023*
  • Amanda Thompson 7/04/2025*
  • Mark Kadziolka 4/05/2023*

Shop Distributive and Allied Employees' Association

  • Carol Webb 26/10/2025
  • Andrew Coyle  4/11/2025
  • Melissa Read 7/11/2025
  • Jodee Inches 7/11/2025
  • Carol Wadley 4/11/2025

United Firefighter Union

  • Leigh Hills 7/12/2023*

United Workers Union

  • Jannette Armstrong 04/03/2023
  • Amy Brumby 27/02/2023
  • Kirsty Burke 17/02/2023
  • Simon Davis 4/08/2024
  • Tahnee Byas 8/01/2023
  • Josephine Murphy 13/04/2023
  • Rhiannon Salter 5/02/2023
  • Ashley Wilton 23/09/2025
  • James Katarzynski  1/09/2025
  • Bishwoksen Adhikari 22/05/2023

* In exercising right of entry to workplace as a WHS entry permit holder the permit holder must observe the provisions of section 77 of the Industrial Relations Act and conditions set out in Regulation 18 of the Industrial Relations Regulations.

Resources

Workplace Right of Entry by Work Health and Safety Entry Permit Holders (PDF, 195.2 KB)

WHS entry permit application (PDF, 959.9 KB)

Updated: 8th December 2022
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