Compliance Codes Review

With the making of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (OHS Regulations 2017), the Minister for Finance, Robin Scott MP, has approved the release of eight proposed compliance codes that are aligned with the new regulations for public comment.

Compliance codes provide duty holders with practical guidance on how to comply with their legal obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act) and OHS Regulations 2017.

WorkSafe Victoria (WorkSafe), in consultation with key stakeholders, reviewed and updated the compliance codes to reflect the duties and requirements set out in the OHS Act and the new OHS Regulations 2017, as well as ensuring they reflect modern work practices and hazards.


Public comment

With the Minister's approval, the following eight proposed codes are now available for public comment.

Summaries of proposed changes to the codes can be found here.

Employers, employees, other interested parties and members of the public are invited to provide their comments by close of business on Friday, 9 June 2017.

Four additional proposed compliance codes (Managing Asbestos in Workplaces, Removing Asbestos in Workplaces, Prevention of Falls in Housing Construction, and Prevention of Falls in General Construction) are currently being reviewed and are expected to be made available for public comment in late 2017.

With the making of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (OHS Regulations 2017), the Minister for Finance, Robin Scott MP, has approved the release of eight proposed compliance codes that are aligned with the new regulations for public comment.

Compliance codes provide duty holders with practical guidance on how to comply with their legal obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act) and OHS Regulations 2017.

WorkSafe Victoria (WorkSafe), in consultation with key stakeholders, reviewed and updated the compliance codes to reflect the duties and requirements set out in the OHS Act and the new OHS Regulations 2017, as well as ensuring they reflect modern work practices and hazards.


Public comment

With the Minister's approval, the following eight proposed codes are now available for public comment.

Summaries of proposed changes to the codes can be found here.

Employers, employees, other interested parties and members of the public are invited to provide their comments by close of business on Friday, 9 June 2017.

Four additional proposed compliance codes (Managing Asbestos in Workplaces, Removing Asbestos in Workplaces, Prevention of Falls in Housing Construction, and Prevention of Falls in General Construction) are currently being reviewed and are expected to be made available for public comment in late 2017.

  • How to make a submission

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    You can make a submission by filling out our submission form (Microsoft Word), or our online submission form or posting your submission directly to WorkSafe.

    If you choose to fill out the submission form we provide, you can lodge it either by uploading it through this website, sending an electronic copy by email, or mailing a hard copy by post.

    Please note, all submissions will be treated as public documents and will appear online unless clearly identified as being confidential in your submission form.

    Comments will be accepted up until close of business on Friday, 9 June 2017.


    Online submission – Submit your completed submission form (Microsoft Word) by uploading it through this website or fill out our online submission form.

    Email submissions – Send an email with your completed submission to ohsregsreform@worksafe.vic.gov.au.

    Postal submission – Please post a hard copy of your completed submission to:


    Director, Legislation Policy and Information Services
    WorkSafe Victoria
    GPO Box 4306
    MELBOURNE VIC 3000





    You can make a submission by filling out our submission form (Microsoft Word), or our online submission form or posting your submission directly to WorkSafe.

    If you choose to fill out the submission form we provide, you can lodge it either by uploading it through this website, sending an electronic copy by email, or mailing a hard copy by post.

    Please note, all submissions will be treated as public documents and will appear online unless clearly identified as being confidential in your submission form.

    Comments will be accepted up until close of business on Friday, 9 June 2017.


    Online submission – Submit your completed submission form (Microsoft Word) by uploading it through this website or fill out our online submission form.

    Email submissions – Send an email with your completed submission to ohsregsreform@worksafe.vic.gov.au.

    Postal submission – Please post a hard copy of your completed submission to:


    Director, Legislation Policy and Information Services
    WorkSafe Victoria
    GPO Box 4306
    MELBOURNE VIC 3000