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.


Registry services over the Christmas / New Year period

Between Christmas and New Year, the Commission's Registry reception and call centre will be unstaffed. Ordinary Registry services will be unavailable from 4.30 pm on Friday, 21 December 2018, and will resume at 8.30 am on Tuesday, 2 January 2019.

During this period, documents can still be filed via the online lodgement system or by email to registry email.

Filing dates are preserved for documents filed during this period. All documents received will be processed when the Registry is open for business in the New Year.

Should you require urgent assistance during this period, please contact the Registrar, Susan Bastian, on 0404 044 338 or 

Alternatively, contact Deputy Registrar, Sarah Kemp on 0419 822 989 or 

Procedural information, decisions and other information will continue to be available on our website at www.wairc.wa.gov.au over this period.

Latest News

Ceremonial welcome for Commissioner Walkington Monday, 03 December 2018 A ceremonial sitting of The Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission was held on Friday, 30 November 2018 at 9.00 am to formally welcome a new Commissioner. Commissioner Toni Walkington previously was the General Secretary of the... More detail
Planned website outage cancelled Friday, 30 November 2018 PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS OUTAGE HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED.   Some services on the Commission's website will be unavailable from 5.00 pm (AWST) on Friday, 7 December 2018 until to 8.00 pm (AWST) on Saturday, 8 December 2018 due to a planned system... More detail
Application to vary the area and scope of the Public Service Award Friday, 16 November 2018 The Commission has received an application from the Civil Service Association of Western Australia Incorporated to vary the area and scope of the Public Service Award 1992 (the Award) by amending the respondents to the Award.  The changes... 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 : mail reg


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