Workers Compensation Rates (NSW)

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Workers Compensation Rates (NSW)

Workers Compensation Rates (NSW)

Workers compensation rates in Australia are based on a WorkCover Industry Classification (WIC). This classification identifies a work by the nature of the work an employer conducts. Employers are usually assigned a single WIC class — one that most correctly identifies the business model. Some factors that play a role in this classification are included below:

  • The types of goods and services provided.
  • The specific activities carried out by the business.
  • The primary activity carried out by the business.
  • The types of raw materials used.
  • The types of equipment used.
  • The types of processed implemented.
  • The average sales revenue.
  • The average cost of goods produced.
  • The average cost out of labour.

The rates for the most common WICs have been cited below:

Plant Nurseries: 4.776%
Cut Flower and Flower Seed Growing: 4.268%
Vegetable Growing: 5.272%
Grape Growing: 4.636%
Apple and Pear Growing: 5.312%
Stone Fruit Growing: 4.586%
Kiwi Fruit Growing: 4.746%
Fruit Growing nec: 5.482%
Grain Growing: 4.165%
Combined Grain Growing, Sheep Farming and Beef Cattle Farming: 6.306%
Sheep-Beef Cattle Farming: 5.718%
Sheep Farming: 7.666%
Beef Cattle Farming: 7.169%
Beef Cattle Feedlots: 7.571%
Dairy Cattle Farming: 6.584%
Poultry Farming (Meat): 6.506%
Poultry Farming (Eggs): 6.756%
Pig Farming: 4.889%
Horse Farming: 5.979%
Deer Farming: 5.540%
Other Livestock Farming nec: 6.141%
Sugar Cane Growing: 0.05228
Cotton Growing: 0.0389
Other Crop and Plant Growing nec: 0.06536
Cotton Ginning: 0.03544
Shearing Services: 0.0874
Aerial Agricultural Services: 0.03911
Services to Livestock Farming nec: 0.07139
Services to Crop Farming nec : 0.04521
Services to Fruit & Vegetable Growing nec: 0.05157
Agricultural Land Clearing & Fencing : 0.05073
Other Services to Agriculture nec: 0.01114
Pet Boarding and Kennels nec: 0.01046
Hunting and Trapping: 0.05093
Forestry: 0.05439
Softwood Timber Plantation Logging: 0.05138
Hardwood and Other Timber Logging : 0.08552
Services to Forestry: 0.05744
Rock Lobster Fishing: 0.07231
Prawn Fishing: 0.07266
Finfish Trawling: 0.06186
Squid Jigging: 0.0723
Line Fishing: 0.07956
Marine Fishing nec: 0.07266
Aquaculture: 0.05586
Coal Mining – Underground: n/a
Coal Mining – Surface: n/a
Oil and Gas Extraction: 0.03154
Iron Ore Mining: 0.0312
Copper Ore Mining – Underground: 0.03742
Copper Ore Mining – Surface: 0.02512
Gold Ore Mining – Underground: 0.03721
Gold Ore Mining – Surface: 0.02298
Mineral Sand Mining: 0.03978
Nickel Ore Mining – Underground: 0.03861
Nickel Ore Mining – Surface: 0.02994
Silver-Lead-Zinc Ore Mining – Underground: 0.05541
Silver-Lead-Zinc Ore Mining – Surface: 0.03025
Other Metal Ore Mining nec – Underground: 0.03953
Other Metal Ore Mining nec – Surface: 0.03847
Gravel and Sand Quarrying: 0.03955
Construction Material Mining nec: 0.03033
Other Mining nec – Underground: 0.03853
Other Mining nec – Surface: 0.03579
Petroleum Exploration (Own Account): 0.01769
Petroleum Exploration Services: 0.01769
Mineral Exploration (Own Account): 0.01721
Mineral Exploration Services: 0.04684
Other Mining Services: 0.04755
Abattoirs: 0.05885
Meat Packing and Freezing: 0.0597
Meat Processing: 0.07252
Animal By-product Processing nec: 0.03541
Poultry Abattoirs: 0.04826
Poultry Meat Processing: 0.074
Bacon, Ham and Smallgood Manufacturing: 0.07085
Milk and Cream Processing: 0.04055
Ice Cream Manufacturing: 0.03904
Dairy Product Manufacturing nec: 0.04427
Fruit and Vegetable Processing: 0.0345
Oil and Fat Manufacturing: 0.03746
Flour Mill Product Manufacturing: 0.03489
Cereal Food and Baking Mix Manufacturing: 0.0334
Bread Manufacturing: 0.03785
Cake and Pastry Manufacturing: 0.04503
Biscuit Manufacturing: 0.02964
Sugar Manufacturing: 0.03544
Confectionery Manufacturing: 0.04622
Seafood Processing: 0.04507
Prepared Animal and Bird Feed Manufacturing: 0.04303
Food Manufacturing nec: 0.03635
Soft Drink, Cordial and Syrup Manufacturin: 0.02542
Beer and Malt Manufacturing: 0.02256
Wine Manufacturing: 0.02681
Spirit Manufacturing: 0.0294
Tobacco Product Manufacturing: 0.01973
Wool Scouring: 0.03955
Synthetic Fibre Textile Manufacturing: 0.04663
Cotton Textile Manufacturing: 0.0413
Wool Textile Manufacturing: 0.04111
Textile Finishing: 0.03667
Made-up Textile Product Manufacturing: 0.03869
Furniture Upholstery and Covers Mfg: 0.0384
Non-canvas Textile Blind and Awning Manufacturing: 0.02791
Textile Floor Covering Manufacturing: 0.02964
Rope, Cordage and Twine Manufacturing: 0.03501
Other Textile Product Manufacturing nec: 0.03465
Hosiery Manufacturing: 0.03855
Cardigan and Pullover Manufacturing: 0.03581
Knitting Mill Product Manufacturing nec: 0.03607
Men’s and Women’s Clothing Manufacturing: 0.03615
Tailoring and Dress-making: 0.03259
Sleepwear, Underwear and Baby Clothing Manufacturing: 0.03514
Other Clothing Manufacturing nec: 0.02952
Footwear Manufacturing: 0.04265
Leather Tanning and Fur Dressing: 0.04727
Leather and Leather Substitute Product Mfg: 0.0438
Log Sawmilling: 0.10301
Wood Chipping: 0.06088
Timber Resawing and Dressing: 0.05846
Plywood and Veneer Manufacturing: 0.03654
Fabricated Wood Manufacturing: 0.04017
Wooden Structural Component Manufacturing: 0.03899
Wooden Blind Manufacturing: 0.03778
Other Wood Product Manufacturing nec: 0.04556
Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing: 0.02966
Solid Paperboard Container Manufacturing: 0.02646
Corrugated Paperboard Container Manufacturing: 0.0407
Paper Bag and Sack Manufacturing: 0.03189
Other Paper Product Manufacturing nec: 0.03323
Paper Stationery Manufacturing: 0.0221
Printing: 0.02039
Newspaper Printing: 0.0114
Printing Trade Services: 0.02021
Services to Printing and Publishing nec: 0.00842
Newspaper Publishing: 0.00517
Other Periodical Publishing: 0.00478
Book and Other Publishing: 0.00622
Recorded Media Manufacturing and Publishing: 0.01235
Petroleum Refining: 0.0137
Petroleum & Coal Product Manufacturing nec: 0.02071
Fertiliser Manufacturing: 0.02518
Industrial Gas Manufacturing: 0.01987
Synthetic Resin Manufacturing: 0.02445
Organic Industrial Chemical Manufacturing : 0.02687
Inorganic Industrial Chemical Manufacturing : 0.02272
Explosive Manufacturing: 0.02236
Paint Manufacturing: 0.02797
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing: 0.01386
Pesticide Manufacturing: 0.02035
Soap and Other Detergent Manufacturing: 0.02152
Cosmetic and Toiletry Preparation Manufacturing: 0.02408
Ink Manufacturing: 0.02417
Other Chemical Product Manufacturing nec: 0.01944
Rubber Tyre Manufacturing: 0.06006
Other Rubber Product Manufacturing nec: 0.04197
Plastic Blow Moulded Product Manufacturing: 0.03219
Plastic Extruded Product Manufacturing: 0.03744
Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing: 0.03911
Plastic Product, Rigid Fibre Reinforced, Mfg: 0.04094
Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing: 0.04094
Plastic Injection Moulded Product Manufacturing: 0.03256
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing: 0.04406
Clay Brick Manufacturing: 0.04006
Ceramic Product Manufacturing: 0.03771
Ceramic Tile and Pipe Manufacturing: 0.03687
Other Ceramic Product Manufacturing nec: 0.039
Cement and Lime Manufacturing: 0.02317
Fibro-Cement Sheeting Manufacturing: 0.0312
Plaster Product Manufacturing: 0.02883
Concrete Slurry Manufacturing: 0.03084
Concrete Pipe and Box Culvert Manufacturing: 0.04041
Terrazzo Manufacturing: 0.03235
Concrete Product Manufacturing nec: 0.04526
Fibreglass Insulation Products Manufacturing: 0.03307
Non-Metallic Mineral Product Manufacturing: 0.06333
Basic Iron and Steel Manufacturing: 0.03745
Iron and Steel Casting and Forging: 0.04482
Steel Pipe and Tube Manufacturing: 0.03614
Alumina Production: 0.03454
Aluminium Smelting: 0.02412
Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting, Refining: 0.04922
Basic Non-Ferrous Metal Manufacturing nec: 0.0399
Aluminium Rolling, Drawing, Extruding: 0.03676
Non-Ferrous Metal Rolling, Drawing, Extruding Ore: 0.03503
Non-Ferrous Metal Casting: 0.04345
Structural Steel Fabricating: 0.05401
Architectural Aluminium Product Manufacturing: 0.04088
Structural Metal Product Manufacturing nec: 0.05342

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