Occupational safety and health country profile: Australia
International labour standards
Ratification of ILO conventions
Database on international labour standards
Provides access to the latest information on ILO international labour standards on OSH (such as ratification information, reporting requirements, comments of the ILO's supervisory bodies, etc.).
Policies and programmes
A framework to help improve work health and safety in Australia. Its vision is healthy, safe and productive working lives. It promotes collaboration between the Commonwealth, state and territory governments, industry, unions and other organisations to reach the vision.
Laws and regulations
National regulatory framework
Global database on OSH legislation
Provides a picture of the regulatory framework of the main elements of OSH legislation. Contains comprehensive legal information and analysis.
National labour legislation database
Includes abstracts of OSH legislation and citation information. Full text of laws or a relevant source is linked to the records, when available.
Authorities and bodies
Responsible authoritiesSafe Work Australia is the national work health and safety policy agency. In Australia work health and safety is regulated by states and territories rather than by the Commonwealth of Australia. The Commonwealth regulates health and safety for its own employees. Each jurisdiction has its own regulatory body:
Database of labour statistics
Contains annual data collected mainly through the ILO yearly questionnaire. It covers a wide range of topics including occupational injuries.
Information and advisory services