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Scheme coverage & legislation

Seacare is a national scheme of occupational health and safety (OHS), rehabilitation and workers' compensation arrangements that applies to defined seafaring employees.

Seacare is a national scheme of occupational health and safety, rehabilitation and workers' compensation arrangements that applies to defined seafaring employees.

We take a leading role in minimising the personal and financial costs of workplace injury in the maritime industry.

A national scheme of workers’ compensation and occupational health and safety arrangements for defined seafaring employees.

Some or all employees on a particular ship can be exempted from coverage by the Seafarers Act in certain circumstances.

A declaration confirms that a piece of legislation applies or does not apply to a specific ship.

The scheme is supported by regulations and legislative instruments that describe how legislation is to be applied.

Employers and operators covered by the Seacare scheme have a range of statutory reporting requirements.

We provide statistical data on the scheme's performance each year.

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Date printed 21 Sep 2021

https://www.seacare.gov.au/coverage-legislation