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.


2020 State Minimum Wage set at $760.00 per week      
COVID-19 Commission's Special Procedures Note        
COVID-19 Commission's Special Procedures Note - Update 12 June 2020    
COVID-19 Leave Flexibility Decision and General Order -14 April 2020  
COVID-19 Extension of Leave Flexibility General Order  
COVID-19 Jobkeeper Decision and General Order - 15 May 2020  
COVID-19 Appearing at the Commission  


Latest News

Electorate Officer not entitled to benefits on proper construction of Award Thursday, 30 July 2020 The Industrial Magistrate has dismissed a claim for pay in lieu of notice and other entitlements under the Electorate Officers Award 1986 (WA) (Award) and the Electorate and Research Employees CSA General Agreement 2019 (WA) (Agreement) after... More detail
Extension of COVID-19 General Order Monday, 27 July 2020 On 14 April 2020, the Commission issued a General Order under s 50 Industrial Relations Act 1979 (WA) amidst the COVID-19 pandemic that allowed state system employees to take unpaid pandemic leave, annual leave on half pay and annual leave in... More detail
Correct interpretation of dispute resolution clause of industrial agreement declared Monday, 27 July 2020 The Commission has declared that the correct interpretation of the dispute resolution provisions set out in the Department of Justice Prison Officers’ Industrial Agreement 2018 (Agreement) is that they are limited to disputes about the meaning... 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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