About NT WorkSafe

NT WorkSafe is a division of the Department of the Attorney-General and Justice, responsible for the Territory-wide provision of advice, information and regulation of work health and safety, dangerous goods, electrical safety, and rehabilitation and workers’ compensation.

NT WorkSafe is responsible for administering the following Acts and associated Regulations:

  • Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2011
  • Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2010
  • Dangerous Goods Act 1998
  • Return to Work Act 1986
  • Electricity Reform Act 2000 (provisions about safety regulation)
  • Radioactive Ores and Concentrates (Packaging and Transport) Act 1980

In the financial year 2019–2020, NT WorkSafe employed 62 full-time equivalent staff in Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs.

Our vision

Healthy, safe and productive working lives for Territory workers.

Our mission

Working together to influence and achieve the highest possible outcomes in work health and safety, and for injured workers returning to work.

Our values

As Northern Territory Public  Sector (NTPS) employees, the NTPS  values of commitment to service,  ethical practice, respect, accountability, impartiality  and diversity are the principles  that underpin our work and guide  our actions every day.

When performing our regulatory  functions, NT WorkSafe is committed to demonstrate:

  • Consistency
    Ensuring that we address similar circumstances in similar ways, providing clear expectations to workplaces and industries.
  • Constructiveness
    Providing  support, advice and guidance to build capability and assist duty holders to  comply with their obligations.
  • Transparency
    Acting  impartially, making decisions based on the best available evidence, and holding  ourselves to high standards of integrity.
  • Accountability
    Explaining  our decisions and clearly  communicating options to appeal a decision or make  a complaint.
  • Proportionality
    Aligning our level of response to the seriousness of the  conduct.
  • Responsiveness
    Considering the particular circumstances of the duty holder or workplace when selecting compliance and enforcement tools.
  • A targeted  approach
    Focusing our  activities on the areas assessed as highest risk or our identified strategic  enforcement priorities.

Our stakeholders

  • Courts and legal professionals
  • Employers
  • Industry
  • Industry associations
  • Insurers
  • Medical and rehabilitation providers
  • NT Community
  • Other regulators
  • Safe Work Australia
  • Unions
  • Workers