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Worker's Compensation Dust Diseases Board of NSW

Workers' Compensation Dust Diseases Board

This website has been developed to help you and your family better understand the role of the Dust Diseases Board and the compensation process.  This website explains the steps you will need to take to find out whether you have contracted a dust disease as a result of your employment as a deemed worker in New South Wales and whether you are entitled to compensation.  After reading through this site, you may still have some questions about the compensation process.  The staff at the Dust Diseases Board will be happy to answer these questions or to provide you with further information.

The Board can be contacted between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday, on (02) 8223 6600 of 1800 550 027 (toll free).



What's New 

July 2014


The Dust Diseases Board provides a no fault compensation scheme to workers who have developed a compensable dust disease from occupational exposure to dust as a worker in New South Wales and to their dependants. A list of dust diseases covered by the Workers Compensation (Dust Diseases) Act 1942 is available in the application guidelines.

The Dust Diseases Board invites applications for funding of research projects located in Australia commencing in 2015 in the following areas:

  • Innovative approaches to preventing occupational dust diseases
  • Developing/evaluating improved treatments for dust diseases
  • Developing/evaluating new treatments and services to improve the quality of life for workers suffering from dust diseases
  • Improved techniques for screening and diagnosis of dust disease and for assessing disability
  • Evaluating existing treatments and services for dust disease
  • Epidemiology of dust diseases.
  • Information for applicants is available for download from the NSW Officet of Finance and Services tenders website at Search DDB/5571/2014

    Or click on this direct link:

     Closing Date: 5 September 2014.


    June 2015


    The Dust Diseases Board is celebrating more than 85 years of providing assistance to workers impacted by dust diseases and their families.  Read more....

    March 2014



    The DDB Board Satisfaction Survey 2013 Results provides an analysis of the results of a telephone survey undertaken in August 2013 of 209 clients and spouses of deceased clients of the Dust Diseases Board.  93% of interviewees rated the overall performance of the DDB favourably with the following areas showing the highest levels of client satisfaction:

    • the courteousness and helpfulness of DDB staff
    • the willingness of DDB staff to listen to their clients
    • the dignity and respect shown by DDB staff
    • the timeliness of provision of DDB services

    The full results of the Client Satisfaction Survey can be viewed here.





    Contact Details

    Dust Diseases Board
    Level 2, 82 Elizabeth Street
    Sydney NSW 2000

    Phone: (02) 8223 6600
    Toll Free: 1800 550 027
    Fax: (02) 8223 6699
    Lung Bus: 1800 727 333

    Legislation: DDB Act, 1942

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