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

You can’t have the best of both worlds with long service leave Monday, 20 February 2017 The Western Australian Industrial Appeal Court, constituted by three judges of the Supreme Court, held that if an employee is covered by an instrument that provides for long service leave, the employee cannot drop in and out of the default scheme... More detail
Transit officer acted with reasonable cause in deploying oleoresin capsicum spray Monday, 13 February 2017 A transit officer whose employment was terminated for allegedly using excessive force by deploying OC spray during the course of an incident at the Perth Railway Station, has successfully challenged his dismissal.   The Public Transport... More detail
Owner-driver wins damages for unexpired contract Friday, 10 February 2017 The Road Freight Transport Industry Tribunal upheld an owner‑driver’s claim for payment of the balance of an owner‑driver contract that was terminated by the prime contractor approximately 9 months before it was due to expire.  Chief... 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

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