National Workers Memorial Honour Roll
Friends or relatives may register the name of an individual who has died as a result of a work related accident or subsequent disease or illness on the National Workers Memorial Honour Roll on the website.
Registration is completely voluntary. The only information that will be published on the National Workers Memorial Honour roll is the full name of the deceased, date of the fatality and location where the individual died. Other information about the deceased that is collected through the Honour Roll form is used only for the purpose of validating the registration. The Department of Jobs and Small Business (the department) will administer the Honour Roll.
The criteria for names to be included on the National Workers Memorial Honour Roll have been developed taking into account the agreed commemorative intent of the Memorial and in consultation with National Workers Memorial Steering Committee.
‘The National Workers Memorial will honour and pay tribute to all working Australians who have lost their lives to work-related accidents, incidents and disease.’
The Memorial will capture a range of elements, including to:
- Serve as a reminder of the importance of workplace safety and the need to continue to work together as a nation to improve work health and safety performance and prevent work-related accidents, incidents and disease.
- Provide a place to reflect and remember the sacrifice of all workers who have lost their lives.
- Recognise and celebrate the vital contribution and significant achievements of Australia’s workers to the building of this nation.
Consistent with the commemorative intent of the Memorial, the names of those who have lost their lives to work-related accidents, incidents and disease will be published on an Honour Roll on the National Workers Memorial website.
Criteria for inclusion
To be eligible for inclusion on the Honour Roll, an individual must have died as a direct result of the performance of their usual duties at work, including participation in any training activities.
Please note, generally, those:
- who have died during travel to and from work, and
- whose death is the subject of current legal action,
will not be eligible for inclusion on the Honour Roll. However, the department will consider including these individuals on the Honour Roll where supporting information is provided with the application that outlines how the individual would otherwise meet the criteria.
The Memorial aims to be inclusive rather than exclusive. Where there is doubt about an individual’s eligibility for inclusion on the Honour Roll, for the sake of the individual’s family and friends, the benefit of that doubt will generally go towards their inclusion.
Personnel from the armed forces (for example police), the military and emergency services are not intended to be included on this Honour Roll as there are separate honour rolls that commemorate the deaths of these Personnel. Please contact the relevant organisations that administer the honour rolls for these types of work for more information.
The purpose of the National Workers Memorial Honour Roll is to honour and pay tribute to all working Australians who have lost their lives to work-related accidents, incidents and disease.
The department will collect some personal information from the individual registering their friend or relative for inclusion on the National Workers Memorial Honour Roll through the Honour Roll form. The department is collecting this information in order to administer the Honour Roll and to validate applications, and the information may be used to contact the individual regarding the application they have submitted. The department will only otherwise use or disclose the personal information collected through the form in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988.
The information displayed on the National Workers Memorial Honour Roll has been received from third party contributors who have provided the information on a voluntary basis. The department does not verify that the information provided by third parties is true, or take responsibility for the accuracy of information provided by third parties.
The department reserves the right not to publish a name submitted for inclusion on the Honour Roll, including where insufficient information is provided, where the department has reason to believe the information provided is untrue, or for any other reason the department considers publication to be inappropriate.
If you wish to submit the name of an individual who has died as a result of a work related accident or subsequent disease or illness, please complete the Honour Roll form (PDF 170KB).
Once completed please send to:
Review and Workers’ Compensation Policy Team
Safety and Compensation Policy Branch
GPO Box 9880
CANBERRA ACT 2601
If you wish to contact the department in relation to the National Workers Memorial Honour Roll, please email NationalWorkersMemorial@jobs.gov.au.