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

AWOL employee dismissal 'not in any way unfair' Tuesday, 31 July 2018 The Commission dismissed a claim of unfair dismissal by an employee of a small driving school business.  Commissioner Matthews found that the employer's decision to dismiss the applicant was justified because the applicant left the employers'... More detail
No dismissal when fixed term contract ends Friday, 27 July 2018 The Commission dismissed a claim of unfair dismissal by a teacher who claimed she was dismissed from her employment because in truth her employment came to an end without action from the employer at the end date of a job share arrangement.  The... More detail
“Restricted legal practice” only includes common law employees Monday, 16 July 2018 Arising from a hearing on jurisdiction, the Commission held that the applicant was, as a restricted legal practitioner under the Legal Profession Act 2008 (WA) (LP Act), an employee of Thames Legal for the purposes of the Industrial Relations... 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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