Workplace Relations in Australia is now administered by the Attorney‑General’s Department as a result of the Administrative Arrangements Order introduced on 29 May 2019.

This content is under review and will be moved to the Attorney-General’s Department website.

Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner


The Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner (OFSC) is part of the Department of Jobs and Small Business. The OFSC aims to promote and improve WHS in the Australian building and construction industry, by providing administrative support to the functions of the Federal Safety Commissioner (FSC).

Established in 2005, the Federal Safety Commissioner works with industry and government stakeholders towards achieving the highest possible work health and safety standards on Australian building and construction projects.

The key functions of the FSC (and the office) include:

  • promoting sustainable WHS cultural change in the building and construction industry;
  • developing and administering the Work Health and Safety Accreditation Scheme;
  • identifying and progressing initiatives to improve WHS performance; and
  • auditing compliance with National Construction Code performance requirements in relation to building materials.

For further information visit the FSC website.