WorkCover Queensland is increasing its premiums for the first time in ten years due to rising claim costs.

For the 2022-2023 financial year, WorkCover’s average net premium rate will increase to $1.23 per $100 of wages (after discounts).

Businesses can influence their individual premium rate by:

  • improving their safety culture and reducing workplace injuries. The lower an employer’s claims costs, the lower their premium
  • supporting a worker’s return to work. The faster a worker gets back to work doing suitable duties, the lower the claims costs and impact on premium
  • taking advantage of our early payment discount.

More information is available to on how premium is calculated, what employers can do to reduce their premium and payment options.