Apply for Dust Diseases Care

Making an application with Dust Diseases Care is easy – you can apply how you want, when you want. 

Who is eligible?

If you’ve been exposed to harmful dust at a NSW workplace, you may be eligible for care or compensation.

You can apply for Dust Diseases Care as:

  • a worker who has been diagnosed with a dust disease illness through employment at a NSW workplace
  • a dependant of a deceased worker with a dust disease not receiving compensation at the time of their death
  • an authorised representative (doctor, social worker, lawyer), family members or carers who are acting on behalf of a worker with dust disease.

Types of applications

There are two types of applications, depending on your circumstances:

  1. Request for medical examination: for people exposed to harmful dust at a NSW workplace (and no longer working in places where they're exposed to harmful dust). If you're still working in a dust environment, your employer has a responsibility to provide regular health monitoring.
  2. Application for compensation: for people diagnosed with a compensable disease that may have resulted from harmful dust at a NSW workplace.
Making an application for compensation with Dust Diseases Care is free and you don't need a lawyer. Our helpful staff are available to guide you through the process and answer your questions.

How to apply

To lodge an application for compensation or request a medical examination, choose from one of the following ways to apply:

Online portal

Our Dust Diseases Care portal is simple to use and allows you to apply 24/7.

If you need help with your application, you can request a callback at a time that’s convenient for you.

Apply for dust disease care

How to use the Dust Disease Care online portal

Play this video for a step-by-step guide for the online portal application process.