From the 1st of September 2015, structural changes to the NSW workers compensation system and related agencies under Safety, Return to Work and Support (SRWS), will result in a faster, simpler, and more engaging experience for workers, employers and other stakeholders. There will be three discrete agencies:
- Insurance & Care NSW (icare)
- State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA)
- SafeWork NSW
Insurance & Care NSW (icare) is a new organisation created to deliver the State’s insurance and care schemes. It will be a centre of excellence for long-term care needs for people with the most severe injuries (road or workplaces), helping people return to work, and improving quality of life outcomes.
SIRA is a new government organisation responsible for the regulatory functions in relation to workers compensation insurance, motor accidents compulsory third party (CTP) insurance and home building compensation.
SafeWork NSW is the state’s workplace health and safety regulator. We focus on harm prevention and improving the safety culture in NSW workplaces.