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

Notice of Hearing - applications to cancel registration of defunct organisations Wednesday, 16 May 2018 NOTICE is given of applications by the Registrar of the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission to the Full Bench of the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission to cancel the registration of The Boot Trade of Western Australia... More detail
Various defunct industrial agreements cancelled Thursday, 10 May 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:  Arthur Yates and Co Limited Canning... More detail
Reduction in teacher's penalty for misconduct Wednesday, 18 April 2018 The Commission has upheld part of a teacher's challenge to findings made against him by the Department of Education. The Commission found the teacher had misconducted himself but in a manner that warranted a reduction in the penalty initially... 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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