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.

Companies currently in the Comcare system as self-insurers

As at October 9, 2017, there were 35 licensees under the SRC Act.

However, since the introduction of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act), new self-insurers are not automatically covered by this Act.

Licensees not covered under the WHS Act continue to be regulated by the relevant state and territory work health and safety regulators.


Name of company Covered under
the WHS Act 2011?
1 - Asciano (Formerly Pacific National (ACT) Limited)  YES
2 - Australian air Express Pty Ltd     YES
3 - Australian Postal Corporation     YES
4 - BWA Group Services Pty Limited (Bankwest)  NO
5 - BIS Industries Ltd   YES
6 - Border Express Pty Ltd YES
7 - Cleanaway Operations Pty Ltd YES
8 - Colonial Services Pty Ltd YES
9 - Commonwealth Bank of Australia Ltd    YES
10 - Commonwealth Insurance Ltd     YES
11 - Commonwealth Securities Ltd    YES
12 - CSL Ltd     YES
13 - DHL Supply Chain (Australia) Pty Ltd NO
14 - Fleetmaster Services Pty Ltd YES
15 - John Holland Group Pty Ltd YES
16 - John Holland Pty Ltd YES
17 - John Holland Rail Pty Ltd YES
18 - K&S Freighters Pty Ltd YES
19 - Linfox Australia Pty Ltd   YES
20 - Linfox Armaguard Pty Ltd YES
21 - Medibank Private Ltd YES
22 - National Australia Bank Ltd  YES
23 - National Wealth Management Services Ltd (MLC) YES
24 - Optus Administration Pty Ltd YES
25 - Prosegur Australia Pty Limited  (Chubb Security Services Ltd) YES
26 - Reserve Bank of Australia YES
27 - Ron Finemore Transport Services Pty Ltd NO
28 - StarTrack Express, Pty, Ltd YES
29 - StarTrack Retail Pty Ltd (AaE Retail Pty Ltd) YES
30 - Telstra Corporation Ltd YES
31 - Thales Australia (formerly ADI Ltd)  YES
32 - TNT Australia Pty Ltd   YES
33 - Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd NO
34 - Visionstream Pty Ltd  YES
35 - Wilson Security Pty Ltd  NO

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Last amended October 2017

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