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

Payment of a salary increase and commission were not denied benefits Friday, 20 December 2019 The Commission has dismissed a denied contractual benefits claim made by a Store Manager who alleged that she was entitled to the payment of commissions and a salary increase. The Store Manager claimed that the salary increase was discussed... More detail
Employer entitled to accept letter of resignation Wednesday, 18 December 2019 The Commission has dismissed an unfair dismissal application where the applicant alleged that the conduct of the respondent and its staff forced her to resign from her employment. On 14 January 2019, the applicant attended a meeting with the... More detail
IMC dismisses claim for overtime and bonus payment Thursday, 12 December 2019 The Industrial Magistrate has dismissed a geoscientist's claim for the payment of an incentive bonus for the period of 2001 to the first quarter of 2005 pursuant to the Industrial Relations Act 1979 (WA) (the IR Act) or common law, and, for... 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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