Morwell Office Relocation

IPAR-Website-News-Images-150-x-150px-MOO12402As of Monday the 29th of April, IPAR has relocated to a new and larger office space in Morwell, Victoria. This new office continues to deliver return to work and injury prevention services to the Gippsland region.

The office is located at 6 Tarwin Street, Morwell, Victoria 3840, phone (03) 5133 7950.

Our Morwell office is staffed by Senior Occupational Rehabilitation Specialist, Jessica Huet (nee Sutherland), along with Chelsea Leyden-Duval from our OES team and Megan Mackenzie from our NES team.

Referrals can be faxed to 03 9639 5711, emailed to or click on the online referral button on this website.

Western Australian ARPA Award Winner

IMG_1037 g arpaGeorgia Mehan, Occupational Rehabilitation Consultant from IPAR Perth, has won the WA Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association (ARPA) Award for Outstanding Consultant in the Same Employer Category.

A qualified Occupational Therapist, Georgia joined IPAR in December 2010, having had previous work experience in the areas of mental health, aged care and acute hospital settings (Emergency Department).

The WA ARPA Outstanding Consultant Award was measured on a combination of outcomes and employer / worker satisfaction. Another main reason behind Georgia’s nomination was her work with indigenous clients, mostly referred by DHS.

Congratulations on your outstanding work, Georgia! IPAR now has ARPA winners right across the country.

IPAR Reappointed to Panel

emllogo1IPAR has been notified by Employers Mutual that we have been successfully reappointed to their NSW Managed Fund and Treasury Managed Fund Rehabilitation panels.

This appointment comes after IPAR completed an abridged tender due to our existing relationship and excellent performance as a panel incumbent. This is a great reflection on the high level of work done by IPAR staff on EML cases.

IPAR will be one of 12 providers on the panel.

Hockeyroo Joins IPAR

Hockeyroos & Ausdrill Annoucement. International Field Hockey 2012 - Women. Perth, Western Australia. Perth Hockey Stadium, Perth. 27 March 2012IPAR is delighted to welcome to our ever-expanding team a member of the Australian Women’s Hockey team (‘The Hockeyroos’), Ashleigh Nelson.

Ashleigh, a qualified Occupational Therapist, has joined our Perth office as an Injury Management Consultant after previously working in extended rehabilitation with Aged Care and Stroke in a clinical and community setting.

Alongside her rehabilitation career, Ashleigh is a striker for the Hockeyroos, making her international debut in 2007. Since then, she has enjoyed a number of highlights, including a Commonwealth Games Gold Medal (Delhi) in 2010, being the Hockeyroos highest goal scorer in 2010 and being selected for and playing in the team for the 2012 London Olympics.

Ashleigh is looking forward to applying her dedication and team work to her Injury Management role with IPAR, expanding her skills and knowledge in a new area of Occupational Therapy.


New Offices Accommodate Business Growth

OzNetworkDue to continued business growth, a number of IPAR offices have recently completed a move to new, larger premises or undergone a refurbishment and expansion of current office space.

IPAR has located to new office space in Tamworth, Shepparton and Bendigo:

Tamworth: 13 Darling Street
Shepparton: 50B Wyndham Street
Bendigo: 119 Wills Street

In Perth, our office at 56 Melville Parade has been fully refurbished and expanded to accommodate the growing team.

Further office expansions are planned for 2013.

IPAR Retains ‘Perfect Score’ in Worksafe Ratings

IPAR has retained the highest possible 3 Star Ratings for both Original Employer Services and New Employer Services in the September release of occupational rehabilitation provider Star Ratings by Worksafe Victoria. This is the second quarter running that IPAR has achieved the ‘perfect score’ of 3 Star Ratings across both service streams.

This outstanding result sees IPAR as one of only three 3 Star providers in Victoria for Original Employer Services, and one of only five 3 Star providers in Victoria for New Employer Services.

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IPAR again listed in BRW Fast 100

We are delighted to announce that for the second year running IPAR has been listed in the Business Review Weekly (BRW) Fast 100 List. The BRW Fast 100 ranks Australia’s fastest growing companies, based on their average growth rate over the previous three years.

In the 2012 list announcement, IPAR has come in at position 60, with the same average growth rate that saw us listed in the 2011 Fast 100. In order to qualify for the list this year, the minimum average growth rate was 39%, the highest it has ever been.

“This achievement is a direct result of the hard work and dedication shown by our staff,” says IPAR Managing Director, David Sagar.

“I am immensely proud that we continue to deliver the very best outcomes for our customers, which sees them continue to use our services again and again.”

Morwell Office Now Open

IPAR is delighted to announce the opening of a new office location in Morwell, Victoria. This new office will deliver return to work and injury prevention services to the Gippsland region.

We are fortunate to have an experienced Occupational Rehabilitation Specialist from IPAR’s Melbourne team, Jessica Sutherland, relocating to Morwell to open the office and assist our customers with their regional and rural return to work and injury prevention needs.

The office is located at 35 George Street, Morwell, Vic 3840.

Referrals can be faxed to 03 9639 5711, emailed to or click on the online referral button on this website.

IPAR’s ‘Perfect Score’ in Worksafe Star Ratings

In the June 2012 Worksafe Star Ratings release IPAR achieved a ‘perfect score’ of 6 STARS – the highest score possible.

The 6 Stars are made up of a 3 Star Rating for both OES (same employer RTW) and a 3 Star Rating for NES (new employer RTW).

IPAR Managing Director, David Sagar, says:

“We couldn’t be more delighted with these results. To be one of only 2 out of 32 providers to achieve 3 stars for OES and one of only 4 out of 24 to achieve 3 stars for NES is truly a testament to the passion with which our people approach their work and their devotion to achieving RTW outcomes.”

“To think also that when our case volume is excluded, the schemes RTW rates reduces makes our out-performance compared to the scheme average all the more credible.”

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IPAR Awarded Top Marks for Same Employer RTW by Worksafe

IPAR are delighted to announce that in the most recent release of OR provider Star Rating results, IPAR has earned a 3 Star Rating (the highest possible) for same employer services. We are one of only 3, 3 Star providers (out of 33) in Victoria. To the best of our knowledge this is the only independent measure of RTW performance in Australia.

IPAR’s Managing Director, David Sagar, emphasises that the most pleasing aspect of being recognised in this way is that “it is an acknowledgement of the hard work done by all our team, in their relentless focus on achieveing RTW outcomes for our customers. Durable and safe RTW is in everyone’s best interests. In particular the evidence is now so strong that RTW is in the best interests of injured workers and significantly, positively impacts not only upon recovery from their injury but their general health .”

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