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.


COVID-19 Commission's Special Procedures Note        
COVID-19 Commission's Special Procedures Note - Update 12 June 2020    
COVID-19 Leave Flexibility Decision and General Order -14 April 2020  
COVID-19 Jobkeeper Decision and General Order - 15 May 2020  
COVID-19 Appearing at the Commission  


Latest News

Application by Union for deferral of AGM permitted Friday, 03 July 2020 The Commission has issued an order to remove the requirement for strict compliance with r 13(1) of the rules of the Independent Education Union of Western Australia, Union of Employees (the Union), to enable the Union to delay its Annual General... More detail
Pecuniary penalties ordered for failure to pay wages and long service leave Thursday, 02 July 2020 The Industrial Magistrate has ordered that pecuniary penalties be paid to the claimant, a property manager, in relation to her claim for long service leave entitlement (LSL Entitlement) and wages owed for her last week of employment.   The... More detail
State Minimum Wage set at $760.00 per week Friday, 26 June 2020 The Commission in Court Session has delivered its decision in the 2020 State Wage Case. The Commission increased the State Minimum Wage and award rates of pay in the State industrial relations system by 1.75%. However, in noting the high level... 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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