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Welcome to the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission 

"Please watch our informative video to find out more information about the Commission, and how we may be able to assist you."


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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

Implied terms considered by the Commission Monday, 29 June 2015 The applicant, a restricted legal practitioner at the time, entered into a detailed written contract of employment with a law firm that had an office in Northam.  The applicant was employed for less than one month as a resident solicitor. Despite... More detail
State Wage Case 2015 Decision and General Order Tuesday, 16 June 2015 The Commission in Court Session’s decision and General Order in the 2015 State Wage Case can be viewed here.  The State Wage Case is held pursuant to section 50A of the Industrial Relations Act, 1979. This obliges the Commission before 1... More detail
Compression of relativities in two awards considered by the Commission Monday, 18 May 2015 The Australian Rail, Tram and Bus Industry Union was unsuccessful today in persuading the Commission to vary the Railway Employees’ Award and the Rail Car Drivers Award. The Union sought to vary the Awards to reflect the actual total percentage... More detail
Negotiations found not to give rise to a variation of a contract Thursday, 23 April 2015 Red Express Pty Ltd, a business which owns and operates trucks, contracted to provide transport services to Toll Transport Pty Ltd.  In October 2009 the parties entered into a standard “Contract Carrier Agreement”, and in late 2010 an ... More detail

Below are a set of videos to guide you through the Commission and explain what we do.


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Contact us

Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission
16th Floor
111 St Georges Terrace

Phone : (08) 9420 4444
After hours : (08) 9420 4511
Facsimile : (08) 9420 4500
Free Call : 1800 624 263
Free Fax : 1800 804 987

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