4.5.24 Counselling services

WorkSafe can pay the reasonable cost of counselling services at the request of a medical practitioner where required as a result of a work-related An injury/disease is work related if it arose out of or in the course of employment and the scope of employment. injury or illness.

See: Cost of services


The Counselling policy has replaced the loss and grief counselling policy effective 1 February 2022.

See: Policy for Counselling

The policy includes:

  • what can be paid for
  • referral requirements
  • who can provide counselling services
  • service standards including regular reporting required
  • review of service provision
Fee schedule

WorkSafe publish a fee schedule for the maximum payment rate for consultations.

See: Fee Schedule for Counselling Services

Counsellors registered under this policy to provide counselling services, are unable to provide services under the Family counselling policy.

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