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

Full Bench on remittal dismisses appeal and finds teacher fit for work Friday, 20 November 2020 The Full Bench has unanimously dismissed an appeal against the decision of the Commission on remittal of a teacher who dismissed on grounds of ill health. Background The State School Teachers’ Union of WA (SSTU) alleged that its member,... More detail
Maintenance company ordered to pay penalty for contraventions of FW Act Thursday, 29 October 2020 The Industrial Magistrate, in a supplementary Reasons for Decision, has ordered that a maintenance company pay a pecuniary penalty of $59,850 to an ex-employee for contravening civil remedy provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FWA) concerning... More detail
Industrial Appeal Court dismisses appeal of substandard teacher Thursday, 29 October 2020 The Western Australian Industrial Appeal Court (IAC) has dismissed an appeal against the decision of the Full Bench of the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission on the basis that the Full Bench made no error in the construction... 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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