COMMONWEALTH STATE AND TERRITORY REQUIREMENTS

WORKING FROM HOME - LEGISLATION IN AUSTRALIA

Employers have a primary duty of care to provide a workplace that is not a risk to the health and safety of their employees. When an employee is undertaking work from home that is defined as a workplace under the legislation.

Under WHS law employers carry the same obligations toward home workplaces as they do for their offical place of business.

Relevant legislation that outlines the duty of care obligations of employers toward remote staff varies from state to state.

LINKS TO KEY AUSTRALIAN WHS LEGISLATION

 

KEY NEW SOUTH WALES WHS LEGISLATION

New South Wales Work Health and Safety Act 2011

 

KEY QUEENSLAND WHS LEGISLATION

Queensland Work Health and Safety Act 2011

KEY ACT WHS LEGISLATION

ACT Work Health and Safety Act 2011

 

KEY VICTORIA WHS LEGISLATION
Victoria Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004

 

KEY TASMANIA WHS LEGISLATION

Tasmania Work Health and Safety Act 2012

 

KEY SOUTH AUSTRALIA WHS LEGISLATION

South Australia Work Health and Safety Act 2012

 

KEY NORTHERN TERRITORY WHS LEGISLATION

Northern Territory Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2011

 

KEY WESTERN AUSTRALIA WHS LEGISLATION

Western Australia Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984

 

AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH WHS LEGISLATION

Federal Work Health and Safety Act 2011

WORKING FROM HOME REGULATIONS – DISCLAIMER

This website and any information contained therein does not constitute legal advice, nor does it replace the need for any organisation to engage its own independent and qualified legal advice in relation to the relevant working from home compliance legislation and obligations that are specific to the organisation concerned.