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 no jurisdiction to hear appeal from Industrial Magistrate Tuesday, 22 September 2020 The Full Bench has unanimously dismissed an appeal against a decision of the Industrial Magistrate’s Court exercising jurisdiction under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). It found that it had no power to review a decision of the IMC exercising... More detail
Post office manager’s claim for entitlements partially upheld Thursday, 17 September 2020 The Industrial Magistrate has upheld a claim by a manager of a post office for untaken paid annual leave, but dismissed his claim for unpaid wages for his last week of employment on the basis that the Industrial Magistrate’s Court does not... More detail
Dismissed security officer reinstated without loss by PSAB Thursday, 17 September 2020 The Public Service Appeal Board has upheld an appeal against the decision of the WA Country Health Service to dismiss a security officer who was convicted of assault occasioning bodily harm on the basis that the dismissal was harsh, unfair,... More detail

Links to other reference sites.

AustLII (Australasian Legal Information Institute)
Australian Council of Trade Unions
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Department of Employment
Industrial Court of Queensland
State Law Publisher (WA legislation, regulations & hansard)
Fair Work Commission
Industrial Relations Commission of New South Wales
South Australian Industrial Relations Court and Commission
Tasmanian Industrial Commission

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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