Presumptive Rights Compensation / Cancer Claims

Employee and Volunteer Firefighters who meet certain requirements can now access presumptive compensation for specified cancers contracted while serving as a firefighter.


Presumptive compensation means that an eligible firefighter doesn't have to prove that firefighting is the cause of their cancer when they make a claim.

Find out more on the Worksafe website


Firefighters Assessment Panel

Firefighters who choose not to submit a claim under Presumptive Rights Legislation still retain the right to submit a claim for compensation through CFA. These claims are managed through the Firefighters Assessment Panel.

The Firefighters Assessment Panel is managed by WorkSafe with the support of CFA and comprises expert medical, technical and claims specialists to ensure prompt, compassionate and fair assessments for all cancer related claims.


Firefighter cancer claims advisory service

WorkSafe and CFA have also established a toll free cancer related firefighter claims Advisory Service. Firefighters can contact the Advisory Service on 1800 060 729 or by email at


Firefighter cancer claims form

Firefighter cancer claim form (DOCX 471.5KB)




Page last updated:  Thursday, 17 June 2021 2:37:18 PM