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Legislation

Learn about the legislation and legislative instruments which govern the Seacare scheme.

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Seafarers Act commentary

The Seafarers Act commentary can assist you to understand the Seafarers Act.

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Seacare scheme coverage

Find out about the application of the Seafarers Act.

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Exemptions from the Seafarers Act

Read about the circumstances underwhich an exemption can be sought and view current exemptions.

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Resources for health and safety representatives

Resources for HSRs including guidance on roles and responsibilities, training and the HSR registration portal.

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Health and safety representatives handbook

The health and safety representatives (HSR) handbook provides guidance and information on the roles and responsibilities of a HSR.

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Accredited courses

Health and safety representatives are required to undertake accredited training courses.

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Guidelines for the Accreditation of training courses

Find out about the guidelines for the accreditation of health and safety representative training courses

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Latest News

23 May 2018

On 2 May 2018, the Minister for Small and Family Business, Deregulation and the Workplace, the Hon Craig Laundy MP, agreed to the Seacare Authority’s recommendation to increase the levy from $15 to $25 per berth.

03 May 2018

Mental health workshops

As part of its commitment to promoting health, wellbeing and resilience, the Seacare Authority will be holding mental health workshops in November 2018. The workshops will aim to provide information on, and facilitate discussion around, how to support and encourage mentally healthy workplaces in the maritime industry. The workshops will be held in Perth and Melbourne in November 2018 and all Seacare scheme participants are encouraged to attend.

04 Apr 2018

On 22 December 2014, the Federal Court of Australia unanimously decided in the case of Samson Maritime Pty Ltd v Noel Aucote [2014] FCAFC 182 (Samson v Aucote), that sections 19(2)–(4) of the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992 (Seafarers Act) extend the operation of the Seafarers Act.

04 Apr 2018

Working on a vessel can be extremely high-risk, with seafarers reportedly up to 27.8 times more likely to suffer work-related fatal injuries compared to the general shore-based workforce.

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