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.
Healthy, safe and productive working lives for Territory workers.
Working together to influence and achieve the highest possible outcomes in work health and safety, and for injured workers returning to work.
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:
Ensuring that we address similar circumstances in similar ways, providing clear expectations to workplaces and industries.
Providing support, advice and guidance to build capability and assist duty holders to comply with their obligations.
Acting impartially, making decisions based on the best available evidence, and holding ourselves to high standards of integrity.
Explaining our decisions and clearly communicating options to appeal a decision or make a complaint.
Aligning our level of response to the seriousness of the conduct.
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.
- Courts and legal professionals
- Industry associations
- Medical and rehabilitation providers
- NT Community
- Other regulators
- Safe Work Australia