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On 11 April 2019 the Australian Government assumed a caretaker role, with an election to be held 18 May 2019.
Information on websites maintained by Comcare will be published in accordance with the Guidance on Caretaker Conventions until after the election and conclusion of the caretaker period.


Workers' compensation insurance

Compulsory insurance
It is mandatory under the Seafarers Act for employers to whom the Seafarers Act applies to:
   (a) have a policy of insurance or indemnity from an authorised insurer; or
   (b) be a member of a protection and indemnity association that:
      (i) is approved in writing by the Authority; and
      (ii) is a member of the International Group of Protection and Indemnity Associations; or
   (c) be a member of an employers' mutual indemnity association that is approved in writing by the Authority; so that the employer is insured or indemnified for the full amount of the employer's liability under this Act to all employees employed by the employer.


Reporting insurance details to the Seacare Authority
Under s94 of the Seafarers Act, an employer must give the Authority the name and address of the authorised insurer, the protection and indemnity association or the employers' mutual indemnity association within 14 days of:
    (a) being issued with, or renewing, a policy of insurance or indemnity by or with an authorised insurer; or
    (b) becoming a member of, or renewing membership of, a protection and indemnity association or an employers' mutual indemnity association; for the purposes of section 93.
To report your insurance details you need to log on to Seacare Online 

Last updated: 21 Feb 2013