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.

Online lodgement

You can now lodge documents online, including referring new claims to the Commission.  Click on this link, or click on the Applications and Forms tab above. 

Our new online lodgement system provides access to the Commission’s modernised Forms, in an interactive environment.

If you have any feedback or ideas about our new online lodgement system, please let us know by completing our Contact Form.


COVID-19 Commission's Special Procedures Note        
COVID-19 Leave Flexibility Decision and General Order -14 April 2020  
COVID-19 Jobkeeper Decision and General Order - 15 May 2020  


Latest News

Full Bench dismiss appeal for lack of merit Thursday, 21 May 2020 The Full Bench has dismissed an appeal against the decision of the Industrial Magistrate on the basis that the appeal had no merit and the appellant, who was previously registered as a medical practitioner, had not challenged any findings of... More detail
Claimed for unpaid wages dismissed as claimant was not an employee Friday, 15 May 2020 The Industrial Magistrate has dismissed a claim for unpaid wages alleged to be owed under an oral contract of employment as the claimant was found not to be an ‘employee’ of the respondent for the purposes of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)... More detail
Salary cap relates the contract to be enforced Friday, 15 May 2020 The Commission has determined it has jurisdiction to hear the substantive claim of the applicant who claimed he had been denied a benefit for payments of a bonus under a previous contract of employment with the respondent. The applicant’s... 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 : Registry


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