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Seafarers, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Review


Closing date

In 2012, a review of the national compensation scheme for seafarers was undertaken by Mr Robin Stewart-Crompton.

Seacare is the national scheme of occupational health and safety, rehabilitation, and workers' compensation that applies to seafaring employees and others defined under the Seafarers, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992 and the Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993.

The scheme is overseen by the Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority (Seacare Authority).


Submissions to the review closed on 19 December 2012.  Submissions received and a copy of the Discussion Paper that supported the submissions were made available for public viewing.

Final report

Review of the Seacare Scheme Report

Consultation or review
The final report of the review of the Seacare scheme was publicly released on 20 May 2013. The report outlines 67 recommendations to modernise the scheme for seafarers to ensure it is working effectively and efficiently.

Contact details
Review Secretariat on 1300 131 798