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We want your feedback on our newly drafted Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2017-2021! The Department of Commerce is committed to developing and maintaining effective and inclusive policies, practices and structures to ensure that people with disabilities, their families and carers are able to...
Other policies and plans
This page contains Wageline's previous WA Award Summaries. The pay rates in these summaries were effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2015 and ceased to be effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2016. Some allowances listed in the award summaries may have different...
WA pay rates and award summaries
Wageline has updated the minimum rates for award-free employees and the pay rates in Wageline’s WA Award Summaries. Until 1 July, both the current rates (pre 1 July 2016) WA award summaries and minimum rates and new summaries and rates will be available on this website. After 1 July, the old rates...
WA pay rates and award summaries
On 16 December 2015, Mr Lex McCulloch the WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner announced the Department of Commerce – WorkSafe Division (WorkSafe) would be undertaking a review of the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations for adoption in Western Australia. The key principles of the...
Developments in OSH in Western Australia
On 16 December 2015, Mr Lex McCulloch the WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner announced the Department of Commerce – WorkSafe Division (WorkSafe) would be undertaking a review of the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations for adoption in Western Australia. The key principles of the...
Developments in OSH in Western Australia
Hepatitis B is an infectious disease that is commonly transmitted through blood to blood contact. It is a virus that can slowly damage the liver over many years and is potentially life threatening. What are the signs and symptoms of Hepatitis B? Many people with Hepatitis B are unaware of their...
Diseases and health
The National Assessment Instruments (NAIs) for the High Risk Work Licence (HRWL) classes listed below; include a question in relation to the minimum safe distances to be maintained when conducting operations near electric lines. The question in each NAI has a reference to the use of spotters and...
How to become a high risk work registered assessor
As the National Broadband Network (NBN) rolls out and Telstra's existing fixed line networks are disconnected, monitored fire alarms and lift phones must be migrated to the NBN or other technology platforms. Fire alarm and lift phone services that operate over the top of existing fixed-line voice...
Plant and machinery
Early 2016 the WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner and senior WorkSafe officers presented a number of seminars, in the metropolitan area and three regional locations, to registered High Risk Work Licence (HRWL) assessors (assessors). At the seminars, assessors were provided with advice about...
How to become a high risk work registered assessor
This information is for employers and employees in the state system . The state system applies to sole traders, partnerships, and unincorporated trust arrangements. If you are a national system employer, or you work for one (eg a Pty Ltd company, incorporated association or other non-profit body...
WA pay rates and award summaries

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This occupational safety and health (OSH) newsletter has been developed to highlight safety risks with asbestos containing materials at workplaces. This newsletter will assist you with understanding...
WorkSafe
Checklist
Mobile plant and vehicle movement is one of WorkSafe’s priority areas as many serious and fatal incidents have occurred in Western Australia. This self-assessment tool is applicable to all industries...
WorkSafe
Checklist
On Wednesday 1 June 2016, the WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner released the Discussion Paper - Work Health and Safety Regulations for Western Australia (the discussion paper) for public...
WorkSafe
Information
This publication provides previous minimum rates of pay for award free employees for the years 2004 to 2015.
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
This occupational safety and health (OSH) newsletter has been developed to provide information and assistance to employers, self-employed persons, persons having control of workplaces and employees...
WorkSafe
Checklist
Recently a worker at an aquatic centre was exposed to chlorine gas when he attempted to refill an unlabelled 100 litre chemical storage and dosing drum in a plant room at the facility. The storage...
WorkSafe
Alert
This occupational safety and health (OSH) newsletter has been developed to provide information and assistance to employers, self-employed persons, persons having control of workplaces and employees...
WorkSafe
Checklist
These fact sheets outline the minimum rates of pay for award free employees in the state industrial relations system. The first contains the rates for adult and junior employees who are not...
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
A local government organisation held a waste collection day in early 2016, for residents to drop off items such as white goods, E-waste, vehicle batteries, engine oil, tyres and paint. Four workers...
WorkSafe
Alert
The Department of Commerce – WorkSafe Division has released a Discussion Paper on recommendations to amend the model Work Health and Safety Regulations (the WHS regulations) for the Western...
WorkSafe
Information

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The Shire of Waroona has been fined $110,000 (and ordered to pay $8336.30 in costs) over the August 2013 death of a man at its Buller Road refuse site. The Shire pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace for a person who was not an employee, and was fined in the Mandurah Magistrates Court today. The man who died was the uncle of the manager of the refuse site. He was not...
WorkSafe
Media release
28 Jul 2016
A WorkSafe proactive inspection program looking at commercial property owners and property managers has revealed a generally low level of knowledge about workplace safety responsibilities. The program was conducted throughout most of the 2015/16 financial year, and focused on the owners and property managers of small to medium sized shopping centres. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the...
WorkSafe
Media release
27 Jul 2016
Wageline is moving on Friday 29 July and we are closing early at 3pm on this day. Wageline will reopen at 9.30am on Monday 1 August ready to take your calls. From Tuesday 2 August, Wageline will have new standard operating hours: Monday: 8.30am- 4.30pm Tuesday 8.30am- 4.30pm Wednesday: 10.00am- 4.30pm Thursday: 8.30am- 4.30pm Friday: 8.30am- 4.30pm
Labour Relations
Department News
25 Jul 2016
WorkSafe is undertaking a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues in takeaway food outlets. The inspection program will involve inspectors visiting fast food outlets in Perth and regional areas of the State throughout the 2016/17 financial year. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the inspection program had been prompted by a significant number of lost-time injuries in the...
WorkSafe
Media release
21 Jul 2016
WorkSafe has issued a further warning to carefully check High Risk Work Licences after discovering another falsified licence. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today WorkSafe had recently been alerted to a licence that had been altered to include a class of high risk work for which the owner had not been trained. “In this latest instance, a licence was presented to an engineering...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Jul 2016
Employment scams are on the rise in response to the economic downturn, according to Consumer Protection. In the 2015/16 financial year WA ScamNet received 48 reports regarding employment scam attempts, with at least 18 victims confirming losses of $42,100 between them. This is an increase compared to the 2014/15 financial year when there were 32 reports of employment scam attempts and 13 victims...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Jul 2016
A former registered WorkSafe Assessor has been fined $1800 (and ordered to pay $488.50 in costs) for not complying with his duties in assessing candidates for High Risk Work Licences. Cornelius Van Luxemborg – also known as Kees Van Luxemborg - pleaded guilty to six charges relating to the issue of notices of satisfactory assessment for High Risk Work Licences, and was fined in the Fremantle...
WorkSafe
Media release
13 Jul 2016
WorkSafe is undertaking a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues in pubs, taverns and bars. The inspection program will involve inspectors visiting pub, tavern and bar workplaces in Perth and regional areas of the State throughout the 2016/17 financial year. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the significant number of lost-time injuries in the sector had prompted the...
WorkSafe
Media release
07 Jul 2016
WorkSafe is undertaking a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues relating to mobile plant and the movement of mobile plant in retail and transport workplaces. The inspection program will involve inspectors visiting retail and transport workplaces in Perth and regional areas of the State throughout the 2016/17 financial year. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the program was...
WorkSafe
Media release
28 Jun 2016
Wageline has updated the minimum rates for award-free employees and the pay rates in Wageline’s WA Award Summaries. View the new WA Award Summaries and minimum rates . The new wage rates apply from the first pay period or after 1 July 2016. The state minimum wage for adult award-free employees will increase by $13 to $692.90 per week. Adult pay rates under state awards will also increase by $13...
Labour Relations
Department News
27 Jun 2016

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