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The information below is only relevant to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system – sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trusts and some incorporated or not for profit organisations. Find out more on the Guide to who is in the WA state system page...
Public holiday pay
Below are historical documents relating to the development of OSH legislation in Western Australia 1983 Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare legislation - A public discussion document - Hon DK Dans MLC 1983 1987 Second reading speech - Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Amendment Bill - Hon...
Legislation, codes and guidance materials
Welcome to the commercial vehicle driver fatigue management training package. Drivers Before commencing the Commercial vehicle driver fatigue management training you will require: a personal email address to register, please note each person must have a different email address to use this system to...
Education
Public Sector CSA Agreement 2019
Awards and agreements
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated association or not for...
Public holiday pay
This page contains frequently asked questions about safety and health committees. When should a safety and health committee be established? A safety and health committee should be established if an employee requests a committee, the employer decides to establish one, or if there is a regulation...
OSH committees
A campaign is currently being conducted by Private Sector Labour Relations to promote compliance with state employment laws for café and restaurant businesses in the state industrial relations system. The campaign commenced in October 2019, with a letter and information brochure being sent to café...
Proactive compliance campaigns
This page provides information on the provisions of the Long Service Leave Act 1958 (WA). For more information see the main Long Service Leave page. Are casual and seasonal employees covered by the Long Service Leave Act? Casual and seasonal employees in the WA private sector and in the WA State...
Long service leave
This page provides information on the provisions of the Long Service Leave Act 1958 (WA). For more information see the main Long Service Leave page. An employee’s entitlement to long service leave on termination depends upon the length of their period of continuous employment and if they were...
Long service leave
This page provides information on the provisions of the Long Service Leave Act 1958 (WA). For more information see the main Long Service Leave page. To be entitled to long service leave under the Long Service Leave Act, an employee must have continuous employment with ‘the one and the same employer...
Long service leave

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During July 2017, the Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Commerce and Industrial Relations, the Hon Bill Johnston MLA, sought to establish a Ministerial Advisory Panel (MAP) on Work Health and Safety...
WorkSafe
Information
14 Jan 2020
THIS DOCUMENT IS NO LONGER CURRENT AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES ONLY. The public comment period on the Work Health and Safety Regulations for Western Australia closed on 26...
WorkSafe
Information
14 Jan 2020
The employment record obligation publications help state system employers keep correct employment records. The two publications each feature helpful step by step guides to record keeping and Wageline...
Labour Relations
Guide / handbook
08 Jan 2020
A worker contracted a life-threatening respiratory infection with the bacteria Psychrobacter sanguinis . In the days immediately prior to contracting the infection, he had been cleaning biological...
WorkSafe
Alert
17 Dec 2019
Use this form to apply for a demolition licence. For more information regarding applying for a demolition licence please refer to Guidelines for applicants for a demolition licence .
WorkSafe
Form – application
29 Nov 2019
This checklist has been developed to highlight safety issues for workers in liquor retailing and provides information on how to best manage those risks to minimise workplace injuries and comply with...
WorkSafe
Checklist
06 Nov 2019
Use these templates to highlight the importance of SHRs in the workplace and provide ‘easy to use’ educational and promotional material to simplify the multifaceted SHR nomination/election process.
WorkSafe
Information
30 Oct 2019
Find out how managers and supervisors support safety and health representatives?
WorkSafe
Poster
30 Oct 2019
Use this poster to promote your safety and health representatives
WorkSafe
Poster
04 Nov 2019
An informative poster outlining the role of a safety and health representative.
WorkSafe
Poster
29 Oct 2019

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Announcements

The public holiday for Australia Day in 2020 is Monday 27 January, not Sunday 26 January. Under the Public and Bank Holidays Act 1972 , in Western Australia the Australia Day public holiday takes place on 26 January, or when that day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday. The Australia Day public holiday entitlements for 2020 page provides information on entitlements for: state...
Labour Relations
Department News
16 Jan 2020
A South West business owner has been fined for not paying wages and ordered to pay unpaid wages to a young overseas worker for work done as part of the Working Holiday Maker program. The business owner has been ordered by the Industrial Magistrates Court to pay the backpacker $10,593.58 in unpaid wages and entitlements plus interest of $1,979.94. The Industrial Magistrates Court also ordered the...
Labour Relations
Media release
09 Jan 2020
With the season’s first cyclone having formed off the North-West coast, businesses throughout the State have been reminded to ensure that contingency plans have been established and are in operation. WorkSafe WA Director Chris Kirwin said today it was crucial that everyone on both sea and land knew what to do when there was a cyclone in the area. “Under workplace safety and health laws, employers...
WorkSafe
Media release
07 Jan 2020
Each year Wageline receives many calls from employers and employees regarding deductions from pay. In the WA state industrial relations system, it is unlawful for an employer to deduct any money from an employee’s wages unless that deduction has been authorised in writing by the employee, or the deduction is authorised by a WA award or agreement, a court order, or a state or federal law. A common...
Labour Relations
Department News
06 Jan 2020
Wageline has just launched two new publications to help state system employers keep correct employment records. The two publications – one for employers covered by a WA award, and one for employers whose employees are award free – feature helpful step by step guides to record keeping and Wageline’s new look record keeping templates. State system employers have a legal obligation to keep correct...
Labour Relations
Department News
08 Jan 2020
Employers have been reminded to take steps to keep children away from hazardous workplaces during the coming school holidays. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Darren Kavanagh said today many workplaces contained hazards that could result in injury, and some even contained potentially deadly hazards. “Workplaces such as factories and construction sites are not suitable locations for children and, sadly,...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Dec 2019
The Wageline contact centre will be closed from Wednesday 25 December 2019 to Wednesday 1 January 2020, and will reopen at 8:30am on Thursday 2 January 2020. Information on employment obligations and entitlements will continue to be available during that period on the Wageline website, www.dmirs.wa.gov.au/wageline .
Labour Relations
Department News
16 Dec 2019
The school holidays are just starting and many children will be keen to earn some extra money by getting a job for the summer break. Employers, parents and young workers must be aware that there are restrictions on which types of businesses can employ children under the age of 15. There are also restrictions on working hours for children that apply during school holidays as well as term time. For...
Labour Relations
Department News
17 Dec 2019
WorkSafe has issued a reminder to workers to stay focused on safety and health in the lead-up to the festive season. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Darren Kavanagh said today both employers and workers needed to pay particular attention to staying safe before and after Christmas. “As we head towards the end of the year and the festive season, it’s timely to remind both employers and workers of the need...
WorkSafe
Media release
13 Dec 2019
The Report of the Inquiry into Wage Theft in Western Australia was released by the State Government on 6 December 2019. The Inquiry Report makes a total of 28 recommendations to address wage theft in Western Australia. Broadly, the recommendations include strategies which aim to: increase awareness of employment rights and obligations in Western Australia; provide a pathway for employees who have...
Labour Relations
Department News
06 Dec 2019

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