Regulation of pre-injury average weekly earning (PIAWE)

A range of reforms were introduced and we sought feedback on how pre-injury average weekly earnings (PIAWE) should operate.

  • The Issue

    Consultation period: 24/02/2016 9:00 am to 05/04/2016 5:00 pm

    In late 2015 a range of benefit reforms were introduced to the NSW workers compensation system following the passing of the Workers Compensation Amendment Act 2015.

    One of the provisions contained in the Workers Compensation Amendment Act 2015 allows the Workers Compensation Regulation 2016 to vary the method by which pre-injury average weekly earnings (PIAWE) are calculated. The provision has not yet commenced operation.

    This provision, once it commences, would also allow the regulation to prescribe what constitutes a non-pecuniary benefit and a base rate of pay exclusion.

    We have sought public and stakeholder feedback on the regulation of PIAWE.

    For more information, email

  • Milestones

    • Late 2015: Benefit reforms introduced following the passing of the Workers Compensation Amendment Act 2015
    • 24 February 2016: Discussion paper regarding how PIAWE should operate is published on the SIRA/WorkCover website and the NSW Government 'Have your say' websites.
    • 24 February 2016 – 5 April 2016: Submissions open
    • 6 April 2016 – 26 April 2016: We reviewed submissions
    • 27 April 2016: Submissions summary paper published
  • Outcomes

    We've received all the submissions and we're currently developing regulatory options for consideration by the government.

    More information will be available in the coming months.

    View the submissions here

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