OHS Resources

A comprehensive list of all the Legislation, Regulations, Industry Guidelines, and Authorities relating to Workplace Health & Safety conveniently in the one place!
Click the image to read. Each state and territory has it's own legislative instruments.
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The Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act) is the main workplace health and safety legislation in Victoria. It sets out key principles, duties and rights about OHS. Its aim is to secure the health, safety and welfare of employees and other persons at work.

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The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 are a more detailed set of requirements created to support the duties established in the OHS Act 2004. 

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The Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 and Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2019 aim to achieve the highest attainable standard of public health and wellbeing by: protecting public health and preventing disease, illness, injury, disability or premature death. promoting conditions in which people can be healthy.

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Victoria's DHHS in conjunction with Qld Health published the Water Quality Guidelines for Public Aquatic Facilities, August 2019. The purpose of these guidelines is to assist aquatic facilities to manage water quality risks to public health. These guidelines also provide advice to local and state government environmental health officers to help fulfil their regulatory and advisory roles.


Employers, employees, self-employed persons and those with ownership or management and control of workplaces are encouraged to use the Safer Public Pools Code of Practice in conjunction with their region's OHS Act and Regulations.


WorkSafe is Victoria's health and safety regulator and the manager of Victoria’s workers compensation scheme. 

WorkSafe Victoria aims to keep all workplaces healthy and safe, and to deliver high quality care and treatment when workers are injured.