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

No reasonable apprehension of bias Thursday, 13 April 2017 The Public Service Arbitrator (Commissioner Matthews) dismissed an application by the Police Union that he recuse himself.  He dismissed the application because a fair minded lay observer would not apprehend bias.  The Union argued that... More detail
Civil penalty for failing to make redundancy payments Friday, 07 April 2017 The Industrial Magistrate upheld three employees’ claims for redundancy entitlements.  The Court imposed a civil penalty on the employer ($25,500) and on the CEO personally ($5,100), based on the ‘size of the loss incurred by each’ employee,... More detail
The 2017 State Wage Case Tuesday, 04 April 2017 The State Wage Case is held pursuant to section 50A of the Industrial Relations Act, 1979.  This obliges the Commission before 1 July in each year to make a General Order setting the minimum wage under the Minimum Conditions of Employment Act,... 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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