What we do

We help get New Zealanders and visitors back to everyday life if they’ve had an accidental injury.

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    Our vision

    Our vision is to create a unique partnership with every New Zealander, improving their quality of life by minimising the incidence and impact of injury.

    We touch the lives of a large number of New Zealanders. The health, rehabilitation and service providers who help people who are injured, the businesses, vehicle owners and workers who contribute to the Scheme, and any New Zealander or visitor to New Zealand who's injured in an accident.

    Our role is to make sure that all these groups’ needs are met, and making sure our clients get the right care at the right time, while keeping levies fair and stable. The Accident Compensation Act 2001 sets out how we run.

    Accident Compensation Act 2001

    Our values

    1. Safe kiwis 

      We motivate New Zealanders to live, work and play safely, so they can lead full and active lives.
    2. Good partners 

      We build close relationships with our partners in accident prevention and care, as well as within cultural groups and the wider community.
    3. Responsible stewards 

      We gather and wisely invest our income to meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s Kiwis.
    4. People before process 

      We're responsive to each person’s physical and emotional needs, making it easy for people to engage with us.
    5. Fair and open 

      We're fair and transparent about each person’s situation, applying common sense solutions when they're called for.

    Help when you're injured in an accident

    Everyone in New Zealand is covered by ACC’s no-fault scheme if they’re injured in an accident. This includes children, beneficiaries and students. It doesn’t matter if they’re working, unemployed or retired. It also includes visitors to New Zealand.

    The cover we provide helps pay for the costs of your recovery. This includes payment towards treatment, help at home and work, and help with your income.

    Preventing injuries from happening

    We work across government to:

    • help you to stay safe at home, school and work
    • make your business a safer place to work
    • help you to get the most out of your game and stay injury free while playing sport
    • promote farm and road safety.

    Your business and levies

    Everyone in New Zealand who works and owns a business has to pay levies. The levies you pay provide cover for you and your employees if someone's injured. We work with you to help you manage employee injuries, while rewarding you for having a safer workplace.

    Registered health and service providers

    Anyone that's governed by the Accident Compensation Act 2001 as a treatment provider or registered health professional can register. We help you to become an ACC provider, help you to lodge and manage claims and make invoicing easier.

    Last published: 9 August 2017