Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission

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Welcome to the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission 


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

APPOINTMENT OF NEW CHIEF COMMISSIONER Friday, 24 June 2016 On 22 June 2016, the WA Government appointed Pamela Scott as Chief Commissioner of the WA Industrial Relations Commission.  Her appointment will commence on 27 June 2016 upon the retirement of outgoing Chief Commissioner Tony Beech. Pamela... More detail
Commission Issues State Wage Case 2016 Decision and General Order Friday, 10 June 2016 On 10 June 2016 the WA Industrial Relations Commission issued a decision increasing the WA Minimum Wage by $13.00 per week.  This means that the WA Minimum Wage will increase from $679.90 per week to $692.90 per week from 1 July 2016.  All... More detail
Road Freight Tribunal dismisses claims alleging unconscionable conduct and failure to negotiate in good faith Friday, 27 May 2016 The Road Freight Tribunal today dismissed the claims made by five owner-drivers that in relation to the request for a tender for the provision of scrap metal cartage services, the hirer engaged in unconscionable conduct and failed to negotiate... 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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