Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission

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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."

Library Access

The WAIRC library has been re-located.  This means there will no longer be public access, but we can still assist you by phone or email.

Phone: (08) 9420 4580

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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.


A ceremonial sitting of all of the members of the WA Industrial Relations Commission will be held on Thursday 12th May 2016 at 10.30 am to farewell Chief Commissioner Tony Beech who is retiring after 28 years at the Commission as Commissioner, Senior Commissioner and then Chief Commissioner. Transcript of the proceedings is available here.

Latest News

State Wage Case 2016 Tuesday, 24 May 2016 The Commission in Court Session heard oral submissions on 24 May 2016 and will resume not more than two working days after the Annual Wage Review decision of the Fair Work Commission is delivered. Written submissions can be viewed here and... More detail
Chief Commissioner of the WAIRC to retire Thursday, 05 May 2016 Chief Commissioner Tony Beech is retiring and will leave the Commission on 13 May 2016, having served for 28 years on the Commission as Commissioner, Senior Commissioner and Chief Commissioner.  A farewell sitting of the Commission will be... More detail
Trust and confidence - reinstatement impracticable? Thursday, 05 May 2016 The Full Bench has set out the principles that should apply when exercising the discretion conferred by s 23A of the Industrial Relations Act 1979 when considering whether to order reinstatement of a claimant who has been harshly, oppressively... 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
Facsimile : (08) 9420 4500
Free Call : 1800 624 263
Free Fax : 1800 804 987

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