Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission

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Welcome to the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission 





The WAIRC website will be down for scheduled maintenance from Friday the 26th of August 5pm until Sunday the 28th of August, 2016.

Enquiries should be directed to:

Susan Bastian



Sue Hutchinson



Sally Mason



Library Access

The WAIRC library has been re-located.  This means there will no longer be public access, but we can still assist you by phone or email.

Phone: (08) 9420 4580

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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 higher duties payments to airport ground crew Wednesday, 24 August 2016 The Industrial Magistrate dismissed a claim by airport ground crew, classified at Level 2, to be paid at the Level 3 rate.  The ground crew said they should be paid the higher rate because they work unsupervised, undertake basic equipment ... More detail
Award beats inferior oral contract of employment Wednesday, 24 August 2016 The Industrial Magistrate found that a panel beater with an oral contract of employment was owed over $20,000 in unpaid wages.  The oral contract was that the employer would pay the employee 10% of the sale value for each vehicle he repaired,... More detail
If it looks and sounds like a redundancy, it’s a redundancy Wednesday, 24 August 2016 The Industrial Magistrate upheld a claim for redundancy by an ex-employee of a company which managed facilities for the Perth Theatre Trust.  The claimant’s employment was terminated because the Trust did not renew the company’s service... More detail

Contact us

Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission
16th 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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