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

Senior manager’s appeals upheld and decisions of government department to take disciplinary action and terminate employment quashed Tuesday, 15 August 2017 The Public Service Appeal Board chaired by Senior Commissioner Kenner, has upheld a senior managers appeals against decisions of the Commissioner, Department of Corrective Services to take disciplinary action and subsequently terminate her ... More detail
Summary dismissal for dismissal during probation Friday, 04 August 2017 The Full Bench unanimously dismissed an appeal against a decision of the Commission to summarily dismiss a claim for contractual entitlements.  The Hon. A/President held that in determining whether a claim for contractual entitlements can be... More detail
Reinstatement requires consideration of viability of relationship Friday, 14 July 2017 The Full Bench upheld an appeal by the Public Transport Authority (PTA) against a decision of the Commission to reinstate a Transit Officer, who was dismissed following an incident where the officer sprayed a member of the public with oleoresin... 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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