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​​​​​​​​​​​Industrial relations

To understand your legal rights as an employee, view the Western Australia Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) Acts and Regulations​.

If you have an industrial relations issue, the WAIRC gives information on how to lodge an application or appeal.

There are also a number of registered organisations that can help you with your industrial relations questions or issues.

 

Employee rights

The Fair Work Ombudsman gives information and advice on Australia's workplace rights and responsibilities. 

Their website includes information on pay, awards, employment, leave, termination and complaints.

An award sets the minimum conditions – including pay –​ for employees who work in the same industries or occupations. To ensure you are being paid to industry standard, use the Ombudsman’s Award Finder.

You can also contact the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Wageline service for information on State workforce law on ​1300 655 266.

News

Commencing in the 2022-23 program year people residing overseas are now eligible to be considered for Western Australia (WA) State nomination. 

The 2022-23 program year will also provide candidates the opportunity to access an expanded, more extensive, Graduate occupation list under the Graduate stream. 

For more information visit the 2022-23 State nomination requirements page

Fun Fact
Western Australia is three and a half times as big as Texas (USA) and the British Isles would fit into it six times.