It is a requirement that all businesses with employees have Workers Compensation cover and that Occupational Health and Safety Procedures in place and practiced.
In South Australia, all workers' compensation insurance is managed by a single agent on behalf of the South Australian WorkCover Corporation. However legislation varies from State to State.
If your business / organisation operates nationally it is important that you review your Workers Compensation arrangements for each state.
New Occupational Health Safety (OHS) Harmonisation legislation will come into effect across Australia in 2012 resulting in significant changes to the regulation of workplace safety in Australia and resulting in harsher penalties and increased fines.