Hiring your own Support Workers

This resource is for people who live in Western Australia who have decided to privately hire their own support persons for the purpose of providing them with supports and services.

It is to assist people to have foundational information as to some of their legal considerations. Please note that information in relation to Industrial Relations, Workers Compensation and Health and Safety are areas of law specific to Western Australia, please do not refer to this resource if you do not live in Western Australia.

The information in this resource is intended as a guide only and is not to be considered legal advice. If you would like any further information and support, however, please contact us.

Click on the links below to download the relevant Resource – Plain Language and Easy Read versions are available.

Engaging Your Own Supports                     Easy Read Version



Plain Language Version

Other Resources

Follow the links below to view our newer, more practical resources to assist people making key decisions regarding employing their own supports. Note that we have Easy Read versions available as well.

Employee or Contractor

Easy Read Version (Employee of Contractor)


What type of Employee do you have

Easy Read Version (What type of Employee do you have)


Employee Checklist

Easy Read Version (Employee Checklist)


Contractor Checklist

Easy Read Version (Contractor Checklist)

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