WCC venue policy
Information about the venues in which the Commission operates conciliation conferences and arbitration hearings in NSW.
- Annual review
- Table A-PIC delegations-PIC Act and regulations-1 March 2021
- Table B-PIC delegations-Rules-30 April 2021
- Instrument of Delegation Judge Gerard Phillips 1 March 2021
- Instrument of Delegation Rodney Parson Tables A and B
- Instrument of Delegation Marie Johns
- Instrument of Delegation Marianne Christmann
- Table A - PIC delegations- PIC Act and Regulations - 15 April 2021
- Instrument of Delegation Judge Gerard Phillips 15 April 2021
- Instrument of Sub-Delegation dated 30 April 2021.pdf
2021 Legal Bulletins
- Legal Bulletin No. 1 - 05032021
- Legal Bulletin No. 2 - 12032021
- Legal Bulletin No. 3 - 19032021
- Legal Bulletin No. 4 - 26032021
- Legal Bulletin No. 5 - 01042021
- Legal Bulletin No. 6 - 09042021
- Legal Bulletin No. 7 - 16042021
- Legal Bulletin No. 8 - 23042021
- Legal Bulletin No. 9 - 30042021
- Legal Bulletin No. 10 - 07052021
- Legal Bulletin No. 11 - 14052021
- 2021 Legal Bulletins
- Appeal Case Summaries
- Papers and presentations
- Personal Injury Commission News
- Procedural Direction PIC1 – Conduct of parties during proceedings
- Procedural Direction PIC2 – Determination of matters ‘on the papers'
- Procedural Direction PIC3 – Documents and late documents
- Procedural Direction PIC4 – Expert Witness Evidence
- Procedural Direction PIC5 – Schedule of Earnings
- Procedural Direction PIC6 – Medical Assessments
- Procedural Direction PIC7 – Appeals, reviews, reconsiderations and correction of obvious errors in medical disputes
- Procedural Direction PIC9 – Production of Information and Calling of Witnesses
- Procedural Direction PIC10 – Hearings during COVID-19
- Procedural Direction WC1 – Compensation payable on death
- Procedural Direction WC2 – Interim payment directions
- Procedural Direction WC3 – Presidential appeals and questions of law
- Procedural Direction WC4 – Work injury damages
- Procedural Direction WC5 – Work Capacity Disputes
- Procedural Direction WC6 – Workplace injury management disputes
- Procedural Direction MA1 – Stood over proceedings
- Procedural Direction MA2 – Merit review
- Procedural Direction MA3 – Approval of damages settlement
- Procedural Direction MA4 – Appointed representatives
- Procedural Direction MA5 – Matters unsuitable for assessment and mandatory exemptions
- Procedural Direction MA6 – Review of a single merit review by a review panel
- Procedural Direction MA7 – Claims disputes
- Motor Accidents Division
- Workers Compensation Division
The Workers Compensation Commission is a transparent and independent forum for the fair, just, timely, consistent, appropriate and cost effective resolution of workers compensation disputes.
We are committed to access and equity for all people who use our services. This includes assisting parties who reside in rural and regional areas of New South Wales.
This policy supplements the Commission’s Access and Equity Charter and should be read in conjunction with it.
- How the Commission will arrange the location of conciliation conferences/arbitration hearings; and
- Our expectation of parties and representatives located within the Sydney Metropolitan area, rural or regional New South Wales, and outside New South Wales regarding location of conciliation conferences/arbitration hearings.
- Make available to parties a Location list where conciliation conferences/ arbitration hearings will be held. This list may be used by worker and his or her representative to nominate his or her preferred location for the conciliation conference/arbitration hearing, should the dispute not resolve prior to the conciliation conference/arbitration hearing;
- Hold all conferences or hearings in the nominated location at approved venues, unless leave has been granted by the Registrar of the Commission;
- Ensure appropriate venues are available in each location. Approved venues are defined as being easy to locate, having appropriate security, suitable access to premises, spaces for parties to confer separately, adequate lighting, photocopying and facsimile facilities;
- Hold the conference or hearing at the Workers Compensation Commission premises or approved venue if the preferred region is Sydney, or no location is requested;
- Hold the conciliation conference/arbitration hearing at the most convenient location within New South Wales if the worker lives outside New South Wales; and
- Ensure the venue chosen takes into consideration the special needs of the worker (where possible).
We expect that you as a worker, or the representative of the worker, to:
- Advise your preferred location for the conciliation conference/arbitration hearing from the Location List when lodging an application with the Commission;
- Indicate the most convenient location within New South Wales if you are a worker, or represent a worker, who lives outside New South Wales; and
- Indicate any special needs of the worker in the application.
A party must make a request in writing to the Registrar of the Commission should they wish a conciliation conference/arbitration hearing to be arranged in a location not included in the Location List, or a venue other than that approved by the Commission.
Feedback regarding a venue is welcome from people who have used the Commission’s services. The feedback will be dealt with as indicated in the Workers Compensation Commission Access and Equity Charter.
WCC location list
|Broken hill||Orange||Tweed Heads|
|Coffs Harbour||Port Macquarie||Wollongong|