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Workers Compensation Regulation 2010
Repealed version for 30 June 2016 to 31 August 2016 (accessed 23 September 2017 at 13:54)
Part 18 Division 2
Division 2 Declaration of wages
147   Employer to supply insurer with return relating to wages—standard policies
(1)  An employer must, as soon as practicable (but not later than 2 months) after:
(a)  making an application to an insurer for the issue of a policy, or
(b)  the renewal of a policy,
supply the insurer concerned with a notice in the approved form, duly completed, which contains a reasonable estimate of the wages that will be payable by the employer during the relevant period of insurance to workers employed by the employer.
(1A)  Subclause (1) (b) does not apply to a small employer.
(2)    (Repealed)
(3)  An employer must, not later than 4 months after the end of the relevant period of insurance relating to a policy, supply the insurer who issued or renewed the policy with a notice in the approved form, duly completed, which contains a full and correct declaration by the employer of the wages that were actually paid by the employer during that period of insurance to workers employed by the employer.
(3A)  However, subclause (3) applies in relation to a policy of insurance issued to an employer (other than a small employer) before 4 pm on 30 June 2014 as if the reference in that subclause to 4 months were a reference to 2 months.
(4)  In this clause, small employer, in relation to a policy of insurance, has the same meaning as in the Workers Compensation Market Practice and Premiums Guidelines that apply to that policy.
(5)  This clause does not apply in relation to a retro-paid loss premium policy.
148   Employer to supply insurer with return relating to wages—retro-paid loss premium policies
(1)  This clause applies in relation to a retro-paid loss premium policy.
(2)  An employer must, at least 2 months before the commencement of a period of insurance, supply the insurer concerned with a notice in the approved form, duly completed, which contains a reasonable estimate of the wages that will be payable by the employer during the period of insurance to workers employed by the employer.
(3)  An employer must, at the request of an insurer who issued a policy at any time during the period of insurance of the policy, supply the insurer with a notice in the approved form, duly completed, which contains a full and correct declaration by the employer of the wages that have actually been paid by the employer during that period of insurance to workers employed by the employer up to the date specified in the insurer’s request.
(4)  An employer must, not later than 2 months after the end of the period of insurance of a policy, supply the insurer who issued the policy with a notice in the approved form, duly completed, which contains a full and correct declaration by the employer of the wages that were actually paid by the employer during that period of insurance to workers employed by the employer.
149   Experience premium return
For the purpose of ascertaining the premium payable by an employer in respect of a period of insurance, an insurer to whom the employer has applied for the issue or renewal of a policy may, by notice in writing served on the employer not later than 1 month after the commencement or end of the period of insurance, require the employer to furnish the insurer, within 28 days of service of the notice:
(a)  with a declaration in the approved form, and
(b)  a statement setting forth (with respect to the last 2 injury years that occurred before the commencement of the period of insurance) the particulars relating to wages required by the attachment to that form to be inserted in it.
150   Offence by employer
An employer who, without reasonable excuse, refuses or fails to comply with clause 147 or 148 or with a requirement made in accordance with clause 149 is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.