Do I need insurance to hire my own support workers?
Whether you need insurance depends on if you will hire your support workers as your direct employees. If they will be working directly for you as employees, then yes, you will need insurance. You may find it simpler, easier and cheaper to use a support worker management platform like Hireup to employ your support workers on your behalf. They then take care of insurance, as well as other employment costs, like tax and super.
+1 for Hireup! Way simpler than trying to directly hire your own staff and dealing with insurance, taxes, etc.