OH&S Harmonisation Update – TAS

Model Work Health and Safety laws will not commence on 1 January 2012 in Tasmania. On 2 December 2011, Tasmania’s Legislative Council amended the start date of the Work Health and Safety Bill 2011 to 1 January 2013. The Bill will be returned to the House of Assembly for consideration of the change when Parliament resumes in March 2012.


The Model Act, Regulations and Draft Codes of Practice are available on the website. Links are provided below.

The Act, Regulations and Codes

Model Work Health and Safety Act (revised draft 23 June 2011)

Model Work Health and Safety Regulations 

Model Codes of Practice

Interpretative Guidelines

Guidance material on the Safe Work Australia website


Free Education Sessions on new WHS laws

Workshop and seminar presentation notes

Fact sheets and publications

Information by topic


Workplace Standards Tasmania


(03) 6233 7657 (Outside Tasmania)
1300 366 322 (Inside Tasmania)


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