Safe Work Australia is the national policy body responsible for the development and evaluation of model work health and safety laws.

Safe Work Australia – Working with Silica Products.

The Commonwealth, states and territories are responsible for regulating and enforcing the laws in their jurisdictions.

The model WHS laws have been implemented in all jurisdictions except Victoria and Western Australia; Western Australia is currently consulting on options to implement elements of the model.

You should familiarize yourself with the laws applying in your state or territory as there may be variations between jurisdictions.

Further information on work health and safety regulations in each jurisdiction can be found online at the following links.

SafeWork NSW

Workplace Health & Safety Queensland

WorkSafe Victoria

WorkSafe ACT

SafeWork SA

NT WorkSafe

WorkSafe WA

WorkSafe Tasmania

Further information on health and safety is available from the Australian Government agency Comcare at


Health & Safety: Preventing crystalline silica exposure

Health & Safety: Installing benchtops

Health & Safety: Health Monitoring Guide


Australia does not have uniform regulations between the Commonwealth or states and territories.
You will find the relevant regulations and information for your jurisdiction in the links below.

Western Australia