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Acts and regulations 



An Act is legislation made by Parliament. Acts often have regulation making powers, allowing regulations to be made under them.

WorkCover’s main statutory functions are to administer the following Acts:

 To view other Acts, visit the NSW legislation website.



A regulation is law and, as such, employers, workers, insurers, designers, manufacturers, suppliers and others must meet their obligations under both the legislation and the regulations.

Regulations support the general requirements of the legislation and provide more detail. WorkCover administers the following regulations:

To view other regulations, visit the NSW legislation website.


Repeal of the Dangerous Goods (Gas Installations) Regulation 1998

The Dangerous Goods (Gas Installations) Regulation 1998 has been repealed. From 3 September 2010, the regulatory requirements for gas installations and appliances were consolidated into the Gas Supply (Consumer Safety) Regulation 2004 which is administered by the NSW Department of Fair Trading.


Amendments to the Workers Compensation Regulation 2010

Call 13 10 50 for more information about Acts and regulations administerd by WorkCover.

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