Working in Western Australia
Your rights in the workplace
Guide to industries
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.
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.
State Nominated Migration Program suspended
21 August 2020
The Western Australian State Nominated Migration Program is currently suspended. WA Migration Services will not issue invitations to apply for State nomination during the suspension period.WA Migration Services appreciates your patience and looks forward to progressing the State Nominated Migration Program as soon as possible.Updates on future invitation rounds will be provided on the WA Migration Services website.For more information on the invitation process visit the invitation rounds page.