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.




During the Christmas and New Year period, ordinary Registry services will be unavailable. Our office will be closed from 4.30pm on Tuesday, 24 December 2019 and will reopen at 8.30am on Thursday, 2 January 2020.

Although the Commission's Registry reception and call centre will be unstaffed, the lodgement of applications and requests for urgent assistance can be made by following the instructions below:


During this period, documents can still be filed via the online lodgement system or by email to Registry.

Filing dates are preserved for documents filed during this period. All documents received will be processed when the Registry is open for business in the New Year.


Should you require urgent assistance during this period, please contact the Registrar, Susan Bastian on 0404 044 338 or Email.

Alternatively, contact Deputy Registrar, Sarah Kemp on 0419 822 989 or Email.

Procedural information, decisions and other information will continue to be available on our website at www.wairc.wa.gov.au over this period.

Latest News

Applicant is an employer in the construction industry Friday, 06 December 2019 An employer whose employees do maintenance and repairs of established and operating plant, equipment and structures, on the premises of clients, which include mines and processing plants, engages these employees "on a site" or "on site", for... More detail
Unregistered medical practitioner is not entitled to a contract completion payment Thursday, 28 November 2019 The Industrial Magistrate's Court has granted an application made by a respondent to dismiss part of a claim that relates to the non-payment of a contract completion payment. The claimant, formerly a registered health practitioner, alleged that... More detail
Employer reasonably withheld approval of study application Friday, 22 November 2019 The Commission has dismissed an application made by a seafarer who alleged that he had been denied a contractual benefit when his employer did not approve his request to study and sit for an AMSA Chief Mate Certificate of Competency. The applicant... 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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