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WorkCare is a workers’ compensation self-insurance scheme for local government employers.  

MAV WorkCare is a division of the Municipal Association of Victoria which was established to manage a self-insured workers’ compensation scheme for the Victorian local government sector. The MAV WorkCare Self-insurance Workers Compensation Scheme is made up of 31 members from across the sector.

WorkCare member benefits

Benefits of MAV WorkCare membership include:

  • sustained and measurable improvements in workplace safety
  • lower costs to councils through reductions in the incidence of avoidable injuries
  • effectively and appropriately managed claims
  • optimal return to work initiatives and programs.

WorkCare services

Services provided are:

  • A 3-Year OHS Improvement Program comprising of:
    • change management leadership, coaching and support
    • OHS training related to the implementation of the OHS Improvement Program
    • regular member forums and workshops held in city and regional locations
    • access to Regional Risk Consultants (RRCs).
    • strategic and technical OHS advice and coaching for leadership and OHS staff
    • auditing and reporting.
  • A local government OHS management system comprising of:
    • model procedures
    • templates
    • plans
    • checklists
    • guidance notes
    • programs focused on OHS Prevention programs that are tailored to address specific OHS issues, trends and events across the membership, as well as regular news and industry updates.
  • Claims management services that include:
    • end-to-end claims management aimed at early intervention, sound injury management and sustainable return to work
    • exclusive and contemporary Members Centre
    • Legal, Private Investigation and Occupational Rehabilitation and Independent Medical Examination services via a dedicated panel of providers
    • scheme-specific training programs focused on claims management and return to work.

Workcare Self Insurance Scheme Members

Number Workcare Self Insurance Scheme Members
1 Bass Coast Shire Council
2 Bayside City Council
3 Borough of Queenscliffe
4 Cardinia Shire Council
5 City of Casey
6 City of Stonnington
7 Corangamite Regional Library Service
8 East Gippsland Shire Council
9 Glenelg Shire Council
10 Golden Plains Shire
11 Greater Dandenong City Council
12 Hepburn Shire Council
13 Hindmarsh Shire Council
14 Horsham Rural City Council
15 Indigo Shire Council
16 Melton City Council
17 Mildura Rural City Council
18 Moyne Shire Council
19 Municipal Association of Victoria
20 Murrindindi Shire Council
21 Northern Grampians Shire Council
22 Port Phillip City Council
23 Pyranees Shire Council
24 Shire of Southern Grampians
25 South Gippsland Shire Council
26 Strathbogie Shire
27 Swan Hill Rural City Council
28 Wangaratta Rural City Council
29 Warnambool City Council
30 West Wimmera Shire Council
31 Wodonga City Council


Phone: 9667 5505

Peter Ryan
Director, MAV WorkCare

Bernadette Brennan
OHS Manager

Gaurav Malhotra
System Reporting Analyst

Nabeel Nizam
Claims Manager

Rylee Agius
Executive & Administration Assistant, Insurance & WorkCare​​​​​​​

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