Requesting workers compensation claims information on behalf of someone else

How to apply

If you are requesting workers compensation information on behalf of a third party (for example, if you are a solicitor requesting information on behalf of a client), you must:

  • submit the completed online form Request workers compensation claims information on behalf of someone else and upload any required documents. Please give as many details of the workers compensation claim(s) as you can, including the date and nature of the injury, the employer, and the employer’s workers compensation insurer (if known)
  • provide authorisation from the third party
  • include proof of identity from the third party; for example, a copy of their current driver's licence.

Fees

Cost and payment of the fee

There is a fee for these applications. See current fees at Making an application for assessed disclosure (Department of Justice; external link).

Pay the fee by direct deposit to:

Department of Justice
Westpac
BSB: 037001
Account number: 267793
Include payment reference ‘RTI’ and your name

Waiving the fee

You may apply to have the fee waived in these circumstances only:

  • you experience financial hardship. For example, if you hold a concession card such as a government health care card or a pension card
  • you are a Member of Parliament requesting the information in relation to official business
  • you are able to prove that you intend to use the information for general public interest or benefit.

To do this:

  • select the appropriate option in the online form Request workers compensation claims information on behalf of someone else
  • upload documents that provide proof supporting your claim; for example, a copy of your concession card if you are claiming financial hardship; or a document saying how you will use the information you are requesting for general public interest or benefit.
Updated: 13th March 2020