Obtaining information

WorkSafe Tasmania makes information held on its files available to the public in accordance with relevant legislation. Dangerous substances site information and workers compensation claims histories are available using the forms below.

You can request investigation reports and any other information prepared or collected under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 by applying for assessed disclosure under the Right to Information Act 2009 (see below).

Investigation reports and other information may not be able to be disclosed where:

  • a WorkSafe investigation is ongoing
  • there is ongoing regulatory action by WorkSafe
  • the matter is the subject of an ongoing prosecution; or
  • the matter is likely to the subject of a coronial inquest

In order to determine whether an investigation or other regulatory action is complete, please e-mail wstinfo@justice.tas.gov.au.

To search for WorkSafe Tasmania information and the legislative framework which supports the release of information:

WorkSafe Tasmania
PO Box 56

Dangerous substances site searches (current and historical)

Dangerous substances site information requests require an authority from the owner or the leasee of the site.

Dangerous substances authorisation (PDF, 1 page) GF153

Workers compensation claims history searches

Searches for a workers compensation claims history, or any other specific claim information, must be accompanied by a signed authority from the individual concerned.

Authority to release information to a 3rd party - Workers compensation claims
history (PDF, 1 page)

Right to Information (assessed disclosure)

Department of Justice - Right to Information