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.

Latest News

Portable paid long service leave ‘on a site’, not only on building construction sites Wednesday, 22 March 2017 The Commission affirmed a decision of the Construction Industry Long Service Leave Payments Board to register an employer who installs air conditioners in established residential houses and apartments.  The employer said it should not be registered... More detail
Terminated Agreement found not to be incorporated into employee’s contract of employment Wednesday, 01 March 2017 An employee of a company engaged in the business of mining and processing coal in the Collie Basin, filed a contractual benefits claim in the Commission, claiming various entitlements under the Griffin Coal (Maintenance) Collective Agreement... More detail
You can’t have the best of both worlds with long service leave Monday, 20 February 2017 The Western Australian Industrial Appeal Court, constituted by three judges of the Supreme Court, held that if an employee is covered by an instrument that provides for long service leave, the employee cannot drop in and out of the default scheme... 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

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