WorkCover premiums to rise from 1 July 2022

30 June 2022

WorkCover recently advised that premiums are rising from 1 July 2022.

While a rise in premiums is understandably not welcome news, WorkCover have said that they are experiencing the pressure of rising claims costs, explaining that: “[o]ur strong financial position has allowed us to subsidise premium rates for Queensland business by $1.2 billion over the past six years. To not take any action this year on premium rates would be irresponsible and could risk the quality of services delivered.”

WorkCover Industry Classifications

Below are the relevant WorkCover Industry Classifications (WIC). The amount you pay may differ depending on your wages costs and claims history.

What you need to do?

You should review and adjust your charge out and loaded rates as required and ensure you are adding any premium increases into future wage costings.

More information & support

More information on the premium increases is available on WorkCover's website. If you need assistance, we are here to help. Call us on 1300 30 50 10 or email us.

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COLUMN 1

COLUMN 2

COLUMN 3

E

Construction

30

Building Construction

 

301

Residential Building Construction

301116

House Construction

2.824

301904

Other Residential Building Construction

1.874

302

Non-Residential Building Construction

302016

Non-Residential Building Construction

1.874

31

Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction

310

Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction

310105

Road and Bridge Construction

2.230

310915

Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction

2.230

310926

Harbour and River Works

3.630

310948

Sewerage and Reticulation Works

3.630

310959

Power and Telecommunications Infrastructure

1.510

32

Construction Services

321

Land Development and Site Preparation Services

321107

Land Development and Subdivision

1.057

321219

Site Preparation Services

3.131

321243

Demolition

9.477

322

Building Structure Services

322108

Concreting Services

6.030

322209

Bricklaying Services

6.030

322301

Roofing Services

6.030

322413

Structural Steel Erection Services

6.030

323

Building Installation Services

323109

Plumbing Services

2.822

323212

Electrical Services

1.360

323302

Air Conditioning and Heating Services

2.793

323403

Fire and Security Alarm Installation Services

1.253

323919

Other Building Installation Services

2.793

324

Building Completion Services

324101

Plastering and Ceiling Services

5.037

324202

Carpentry Services

6.689

324314

Tiling and Carpeting Services

3.526

324404

Painting and Decorating Services

3.961

324516

Glazing Services

4.306

329

Other Construction Services

329117

Landscape Construction Services

4.229

329207

Hire of Construction Machinery with Operator

3.131

329916

Other Construction Services n.e.c.

6.056

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