Changes to WorkSafe's Agent insurance panel

Following a recent tender process, WorkSafe's panel of Agents will change on 1 July 2016. The new Agent Panel will comprise of:

  • Allianz Australia Workers' Compensation (Victoria) Ltd
  • CGU Workers Compensation (Vic) Limited
  • EML VIC Pty Ltd
  • Gallagher Bassett Services Workers Compensation Vic Pty Ltd
  • Xchanging Integrated Services Victoria Pty Ltd

Please be advised that effective 1 July 2016, EML VIC Pty Ltd (EML) will replace QBE Workers Compensation (Vic) Limited (QBE) as a WorkCover insurance registration Agent.

To ensure stability in the workers' compensation scheme during the transition period over the coming months, WorkSafe has applied a short-term freeze on employers transferring their WorkCover insurance policies between Agents. The freeze will take effect from 4 April 2016 and WorkSafe will review the freeze in August 2016.

For further assistance please contact the WorkSafe Advisory Service on 1800 136 089

VFF Employer Members

The VFF Workplace Relations Department is seeking your assistance. 

Do you experience problems with your staff not wanting to take holidays so the business has large accruals;  

Do you experience problems in keeping your business operating in the off season; or

Have cash flow impacts of paying annual leave upfront when an employee takes leave instead of in the usual pay cycle? 

If you experience any of these issues, please contact the VFF Workplace Relations department on 1300 442 481 or wr@vff.org.au

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The VFF Industrial Relations service offers a range of packages that include access to the highly acclaimed VFF Employment Handbook. Our handbook offers subscribers a guide for members on wage and allowance provisions for the following industries:

Dairy, Grains, Mixed Farming, Livestock, Shearing, Horticulture, Wine, Pigs, Eggs, Poultry, Clerical Workers, Retail, Transport, Storage & Wholesale, Trainees and many more!

How our Fees Compare

We have matched our fees against two similar associations and a legal expert. We will let you be the judge on how competitive our service is. Note: all pricing excludes GST.

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