Workers Compensation Scheme

The Local Government Association Workers Compensation Scheme (LGAWCS) provides Local Government Authorities with a fully integrated Claims, Rehabilitation and Occupational Health and Safety service.

The LGA Workers Compensation Scheme (LGAMLS) commenced operations in 1986 and immediately created an environment that improved safety and return to work outcomes for local government employee’s. Working with the management of LGRS (then know as CPA Insurance Broking) and the South Australian Government, the LGA established the LGAWCS within the Local Government Act on 30 June 1986.

This focus on self management has ensured that the LGAWCS has effectively managed changes within the Occupational Health and Safety and Worker's Rehabilitation and Compensation Acts. At the same time , consistent and efficient systems have ensured that significant cost advantages have been delivered to the Local Government Industry.

All Councils in South Australia are members of the LGAWCS and therefore participate in the industry self insurance structure that is managed through the mutual fund concept.

The LGAWCS provides South Australian Councils:

  • Tailored on OH&S that is structured around interpretation of industry statistics
  • Specialist claims management services
  • In-house rehabilitation support for injured employee’s
  • Legislative advice and training support
  • Health & Wellbeing programs
  • Positive financial outcomes that include incentive based programs

For further information please contact Local Government Risk Services on 8235 6444.