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.


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Latest News

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
Claim for additional redundancy pay dismissed by Industrial Magistrate Thursday, 25 June 2020 The Industrial Magistrate has dismissed a claim for additional redundancy pay by a union acting on behalf of two members who worked at Racing and Wagering Western Australia. Background Both members were employed by the respondent for over... More detail
Detention service officer paid underpayments and overtime for international escort trips Thursday, 25 June 2020 The Industrial Magistrate Court has upheld a claim for entitlement to pay after an initial 10-hour ‘stand down time’ by a detention service officer (Officer), who worked escorting detainees from a detention centre to a country outside of... More detail

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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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