The Motor Accidents Authority (MAA) is a statutory corporation that regulates the NSW Motor Accidents Scheme. Initially established by the Motor Accidents Act 1988, the MAA is now constituted by the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999. The Act sets out the structure and functions of the MAA.
The Lifetime Care and Support and CTP Greenslip schemes are managed by the MAA, based on the Acts and also on behalf of the NSW state government.
The MAA’s 2012-2013 Annual Report stresses that the MAA is “the NSW Government agency responsible for ensuring a fair, efficient, affordable and effective motor accidents insurance scheme.” In order to support this notion, the Motor Accidents Authority states that its vision is “reducing the social and economic impacts of motor accidents” and that chief goal is “ensuring people injured in motor accidents receive appropriate treatment and benefits from a sustainable insurance scheme funded by NSW vehicle owners”. (Source: MAA Annual Report 2012 – 2013)
The MAA operates with the utmost efficiency. It is the role of the MAA to lead and support a CTP scheme that minimises the social cost of motor accidents by:
- Delivering and supporting injury prevention initiatives.
- Regulation, governance and planning for a competitive Compulsory Third Party scheme.
- Provision of information on the scheme to stakeholders and general public.
- Providing an effective and efficient medical and claims assessment service.
- Providing services as the Nominal Defendant.
- Promoting positive health and social outcomes through injury management and rehabilitation initiatives.
A more in-depth overview of the MAA is available at maa.nsw.gov.au. Call 1300 656 919 to get in touch with The Claims Advisory.
Note: On 1 September 2015, the functions of the Motor Accidents Authority (MAA) were assumed by a new organisation, the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA).