Regulation of pre-injury average weekly earnings (PIAWE)

In August 2015, a range of benefit reforms were introduced to the workers compensation system by the passing of the Workers Compensation Amendment Act 2015.

These reforms include a provision to vary the method by which pre-injury average weekly earnings (PIAWE) are calculated. The regulation may also prescribe what constitutes a non-pecuniary benefit and a base rate of pay exclusion.

The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) has sought public and stakeholder feedback on the regulation of PIAWE. Submissions were open from 24 February 2016 to 5 April 2016.

All non-confidential submissions have been published on our website.

A submissions summary, which provides a high-level overview of the key themes articulated in the submissions received, was published in April 2016.

For more information, email 2015benefitsreform@sira.nsw.gov.au.

Consultation documents