Insurer approval


Insurance  companies wishing to provide workers compensation insurance in the ACT must be approved under the Workers Compensation Act 1951.

An employer may apply for exemption from maintaining a worker's compensation policy with an approved insurer. This is referred to as an exemption as a self-insurer.

List of approved insurers

Insurer Postal address Business addressPhoneWebsite
Allianz Insurance GPO Box 262
Canberra ACT 2601
Level 1, 55 Wentworth Avenue
Kingston ACT 2604
1300 130
Guild Insurance Ltd PO Box 36
Deakin West ACT 2600
Suite 4, 31 Thesiger Court
Deakin ACT 2600
1800 810 213
Catholic Church Insurances GPO Box 3147
Canberra City ACT 2601
Level 1, Favier House, 51 Cooyong Street
Braddon ACT 2601
1800 011 028
QBE Insurance PO Box 1008
Civic Square ACT 2608
Level 7, 220 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon ACT 2612
02 6201 3333
CGU Workers Compensation GPO Box 811
Canberra ACT 2601
6 National Circuit
Barton ACT 2600
02 6240 4790
Zurich Financial Services GPO Box 801
Canberra City ACT 2601
99 Northbourne Avenue
Turner ACT 2612
02 6247 3766
Fax: 1800 077 741
GIO Workers Compensation PO Box 47
Woden ACT 2606
Cnr Melrose Drive & Brewer Street
Woden ACT 2606
02 6281 8806
Fax: 1300 725 840

List of exempt self insurers

  • Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited
  • Brickworks Limited
  • Coles Group Limited
  • CSR Limited
  • Holcim (Australia) Holdings
  • University of New South Wales
  • Wesfarmers Limited
  • Westpac Banking Corporation

Workers compensation enterprise reporting solution

Under the Workers Compensation Act 1951, Access Canberra administers the 'Workers compensation enterprise reporting solution’ that provides a ‘data warehouse’ for storing a wide range of workers compensation data in relation to the Territory’s private sector.

All ACT approved insurers and self insurers are required to provide Access Canberra with monthly submissions including comprehensive details of workers compensation insurance policies, claims and payment details for injured workers, and wages and premium amounts.

For more information on how to meet the reporting requirements please refer to Workers Compensation (National Insurer Data Specifications) Approved Protocols 2015 (No1).

Forms and fees

Fees current from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.

Application type Application fee Approval fee
Application for approved insurers licence (Online) $9,025.00 (GST is not applicable) $9,025.00 (GST is not applicable)
Application for exemption - Self insurers (Online) $9,025.00 (GST is not applicable) $9,025.00 (GST is not applicable)

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