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.


Registry services over the Christmas / New Year period

Between Christmas and New Year, the Commission's Registry counter and switchboard will be unstaffed. During this period, documents can still be filed via the online lodgement system or by emailing Registry.

Ordinary Registry services will be unavailable from 4.30 pm on Friday, 22 December 2017, and will resume at 8.30 am on Tuesday, 2 January 2018.

Should you require urgent assistance during this period, please contact the Registrar, Susan Bastian, on 0404 044 338 or by e-mail. Alternatively, contact Deputy Registrar Sarah Kemp on 0419 822 989 or by e-mail.

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

New search facility for reasons for decision and orders Friday, 15 December 2017 The Commission's new search facility is now available to the public.  The new search facility covers all decisions handed down since the introduction of modern word processing in the early 1990s.  It returns more relevant results than any... More detail
Full Bench finds dismissal valid despite non-compliance with the law Wednesday, 13 December 2017 The Full Bench upheld an appeal by the Shire of Denmark against a decision of the Commission to find that its former Director of Infrastructure Services, Mr Whooley, was invalidly dismissed and award him almost $44,000.  The Commission at... More detail
Update on police bargaining dispute Monday, 11 December 2017 With the Senior Commissioner’s assistance, a revised offer was made which is presently the subject of a ballot by WA Police Union members.  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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