AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors provide the following update on the current status and relevant Work Health and Safety Legislation across Australian jurisdictions:

Commonwealth – Work Health and Safety Act 2011, commenced 1 January 2012

New South Wales – Work Health and Safety Act 2011, commenced 1 January 2012

Queensland – Work Health and Safety Act 2011, commenced 1 January 2012

Australian Capital Territory – Work Health and Safety Act 2011, commenced 1 January 2012

Northern Territory – Work Health and Safety Act 2011, commenced 1 January 2012

South Australia – Work Health and Safety Act 2012, commenced 1 January 2013

Tasmania – Work Health and Safety Act 2012, commenced 1 January 2013

Western Australia – Occupational Health and Safety Act 1984, new legislation likely in early 2014

Victoria – Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, no new legislation planned. (While originally agreeing to participate in work health and safety harmonisation, Victoria has maintained its position that it will not be introducing new legislation).

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Work Health Safety Legislation

Refer to our state-wide Work Health Safety Legislation Table for further statutory information on safe occupation of a building.

Further Advice

For advice on safe occupation of a building, please contact your closest Work Place Safety Assessor office by clicking here.