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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

Primary School Deputy Principal properly demoted Friday, 17 July 2015 A primary school Deputy Principal has been found to have been properly demoted to Teacher after acting aggressively and inappropriately towards a student umpire, other teachers and parents.  The Deputy Principal got into disputes with a range... More detail
Dispute resolution more important than technicalities Tuesday, 07 July 2015 The State School Teachers’ Union of WA applied to the Commission for an extension of time to file witness statements even though the Union had twice previously decided not to file witness statements when the time limits for filing approached. ... More detail
Building supervisor’s contractual benefits Tuesday, 07 July 2015 A building supervisor employed by a residential construction builder has been partly successful in a claim for progress payments on projects he supervised.  He claimed that he was owed nearly $72,000 in payments, but the Commission found he... More detail
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

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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