Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission

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Welcome to the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission 

 We are an independent quasi-judicial tribunal established under the Industrial Relations Act 1979 to deal with industrial matters in the State of Western Australia by conciliation or, if necessary, arbitration. Our main objectives are to prevent and settle industrial disputes.

The WAIRC will deal with an application providing it has the jurisdiction or power to do so.   Click here for more information about who can apply to the WAIRC.

Online lodgement

You can now lodge documents online, including referring new claims to the Commission.  Click on this link, or click on the Applications and Forms tab above. 

Our new online lodgement system provides access to the Commission’s modernised Forms, in an interactive environment.

If you have any feedback or ideas about our new online lodgement system, please let us know by completing our Contact Form.


2020 State Minimum Wage set at $760.00 per week    
COVID-19 Commission's Special Procedures Note - Update 12 June 2020    
COVID-19 Leave Flexibility Decision and General Order -14 April 2020  
COVID-19 Extension of Leave Flexibility General Order  
COVID-19 Jobkeeper Decision and General Order - 15 May 2020  
COVID-19 Appearing at the Commission  


Latest News

Police Commissioner entitled to lose confidence in police officer engaging in secondary employment Thursday, 22 October 2020 The Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) has unanimously dismissed an appeal against the removal of a police officer over his conduct relating to secondary employment. The WAIRC found that the Commissioner of Police was... More detail
Application by HSUWA for deferral of committee elections allowed Wednesday, 21 October 2020 The Commission has issued an order to waive the observance of Rule 7 of the rules of the Health Services Union of Western Australia (Union), to enable the Union to hold its 2020 election of committee members later than the time required. Rule... More detail
Claim by electrical general manager for entitlements dismissed Thursday, 01 October 2020 The Industrial Magistrate has dismissed a claim by a general manager of an electrical company for payment in lieu of notice of termination and further work carried out by the claimant after his employment ceased. The claimant was employed by... More detail

Contact Us

Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission
17th Floor
111 St Georges Terrace

Phone : (08) 9420 4444
Facsimile : (08) 9420 4500
Free Call : 1800 624 263

Free Fax :1800 804 987

Email : Registry


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