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.


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Latest News

Various defunct industrial agreements cancelled Friday, 23 March 2018 Following an investigation by the Registrar, the Commission has concluded that the following industrial agreements were defunct and has cancelled them pursuant to s 47 of the Industrial Relations Act 1979:  Bakewell Morley Casual Employees... More detail
Public Service Arbitrator has no jurisdiction to judicially review Thursday, 15 March 2018 The Full Bench dismissed an appeal by the Civil Service Association of Western Australia Incorporated, finding that the Public Service Arbitrator does not have the power to judicially review all decisions affecting employment, except for to... More detail
Cook's annual leave claim upheld Tuesday, 06 March 2018 The Commission recently upheld an employee’s claim for a denied contractual benefit of accrued annual leave but found that the claim for overtime was not made out. Senior Commissioner Kenner preferred the employee’s evidence that he took... More detail

Links to other reference sites.

AustLII (Australasian Legal Information Institute)
Australian Council of Trade Unions
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Department of Employment
Industrial Court of Queensland
State Law Publisher (WA legislation, regulations & hansard)
Fair Work Commission
Industrial Relations Commission of New South Wales
South Australian Industrial Relations Court and Commission
Tasmanian Industrial Commission

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 : mail reg


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