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.



Online lodgement

You can now lodge documents online, including referring new claims to the Commission.  Click on this link, or click on the Applications and Forms tab above. 

Our new online lodgement system provides access to the Commission’s modernised Forms, in an interactive environment.

If you have any feedback or ideas about our new online lodgement system, please let us know by completing our Contact Form.



Latest News

Commission orders payment of unpaid salary Friday, 06 September 2019 The Commission has upheld a claim for denied contractual benefits made by a Senior Accountant who alleged that she had not been paid her full salary. The Commission heard and determined the matter in the absence of the respondent, who is the... More detail
Five separate applications granted against the same employer Thursday, 29 August 2019 The Commission has granted applications by four employees for denied contractual benefits and an unfair dismissal claim against the same respondent. The applicants had named their employers on the applications as either “M4 Unit Trust / M4... More detail
Penalty to be paid for contraventions Thursday, 22 August 2019 The Industrial Magistrate's Court has issued supplementary reasons for decision in relation to an application made by the claimant that sought orders for a pecuniary penalty and an award for costs. This application follows a determination that... 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 : Registry


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