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Upcoming Events

The CBR Small Business Expo is an opportunity for Canberra businesses to network, learn and connect with other business, industry and government.

The Expo will feature a range of:

  • exhibitor stalls to support businesses in anything from accounting to marketing
  • panel discussions on topics such as cyber and recruiting staff
  • keynote speakers from industry and government
  • information sessions to help your business grow.

Whether you’re just starting out or taking an existing company to new heights, the CBR Small Business Expo can help you.

Thursday 9 May 2024, 10am – 4pm
Budawang Pavilion, EPIC, Canberra


Join us for the Healthier Work seminar,

(UN)risky business: simple steps to risk management for workplace mental and physical health.

This seminar takes a practical approach to understanding and managing physical and psychosocial risks for small to medium sized businesses in the ACT. Learn how to identify hazards, assess risks and implement solutions that take into consideration the limitations and barriers faced by small businesses in our region.

  • Ellen Lukins, Executive Branch Manager, Work Safety Group, ACT Government
  • Julie Lucas, Senior Director, Work Safety Group, ACT Government
  • Annie James, Director, Work Safety Group, ACT Government

Join our workplace health and safety experts as they demystify the jargon and breakdown the guidelines into clear and easy steps to apply. Learn about:

  • The rules and how they apply to you.
  • What a ‘safe workplace’ means in the WHS context.
  • How to apply simple risk management to your workplace.
  • How to identify the small things that make a big difference for safety.


Date: Tuesday, 9 April 2024
Cost: Free
  • In-person:  10am-12pm at the National Museum of Australia. Event includes refreshments and networking opportunities before and after the presentations.
  • Online: 10.30-11.30am, a ‘Teams’ link will be sent to all participants prior to the event date.



Quarterly newsletter

The Healthier Work quarterly newsletter provides ACT Business with the latest, evidence based information and advice on how to design, implement and maintain mentally and physically healthy workplaces.

Here are some of our past newsletters:

To receive our quarterly newsletter, subscribe here.

Participant only newsletters

Participants in the Healthier Work program receive exclusive newsletters including a monthly Resource Report and a quarterly Great Ideas newsletter.

Resource Report

The monthly Resource Report contains:

  • upcoming webinars, seminars and training,
  • research, data and reports,
  • updates to guidelines and legislation, and
  • other useful resources including factsheets, websites, podcasts and more.

Great Ideas newsletter

The Great Ideas newsletter contains new ideas to engage and inspire your workforce. These ideas come from our participating businesses, so serves as both a promotional opportunity and a channel to engage with other businesses in the Healthier Work participating community.

Past newsletters

To view a sample some of our past participant only newsletters, click the links below:

Monthly Resource Reports
Quarterly Great Ideas newsletters


New Code of Practice: managing the risks of silica dust in the workplace

The new ACT Managing the risks of airborne crystalline silica (silica dust) in the workplace Code of Practice commences on 15 November 2023.

The Code of Practice sets our clear guidance for persons conducting a business or undertaking when managing the risks of silica dust at work. In the ACT this includes implementing control measures established by the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011.

See the infographic (PDF 192KB) for further information.

New ACT Code of Practice: managing psychosocial hazards at work

The new ACT Managing Psychosocial Hazards at Work Code of Practice and related amendments to the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 will commence on 27 November 2023.

The Code of Practice and the WHS Regulation Amendments set out clear duties for persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) when managing psychosocial hazards at work. In the ACT this requires implementing control measures according to the work health and safety hierarchy of controls framework.

Click here to read the code or for further information, view this infographic.