Skip to content

Office hours

Our offices will be closed from Monday 26 December 2022 and will reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2023.

For urgent queries

Employment laws have changed

State employment laws changed on 20 June 2022.

Learn more

Report wage theft

Wage theft is the deliberate underpayment of wages or entitlements to a worker.

Read more

Family and domestic violence

Paid leave and workplace support for public sector employees

Learn more

Labour Relations

Announcements & Publications

Record keeping requirements for long service leave have...

The Long Service Leave Act 1958 (LSL Act) applies to many state and national system employers and employees in Western Australia.  On 20 June 2022, record...

Employers must not advertise jobs at less than minimum wage

State system employers are prohibited from advertising employment at a rate of pay that is less than the minimum wage applicable to the job. Enforcement...

Public holiday information Christmas New Year 2022-23

With Christmas not far away, now is the time for employers and employees in the state industrial relations system to check working arrangements for public...

Industrial inspectors are now issuing compliance notices

In June 2022, new compliance and enforcement provisions were introduced that provided enhanced powers and a new range of compliance tools that can be used by...

Perth cafe owners penalised $14,300 for not producing...

The owners of two Perth cafes have been penalised a total of $14,300 for failing to produce employment records to an industrial inspector. Ahmed El Sayed...

Wageline publishes Christmas - New Year public holiday...

Wageline has published comprehensive information for state system employers and employees on the public holidays over the Christmas New Year period. This...

Unpaid pandemic leave extended for state system employees

The entitlement to two weeks’ unpaid pandemic leave has been extended for private sector state system employees.  The unpaid pandemic leave provisions were...

Public holiday for the National Day of Mourning

On the National Day of Mourning on Thursday, 22 September 2022 a special public holiday will be held in Western Australia. Wageline has published information...

King’s Birthday public holiday information for 2022

Monday, 26 September 2022 is a public holiday in Western Australia. This public holiday, previously known as the Queen’s Birthday public holiday, is now...

Children working at the Perth Royal Show 2022

It is nearly time for the Perth Royal Show, and Wageline is giving a timely reminder to all business owners, parents and young workers about children working...

Nearly $800,000 in underpayments recovered for WA...

In the 2021/22 financial year, Private Sector Labour Relations industrial inspectors recovered $797,977 in unpaid wages and leave entitlements for employees...

WA award pay rates and the state minimum wage increase today

On 23 June 2022, the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission increased the state minimum wage and all pay rates in WA awards effective from the...

Labour Relations Public Holidays in WA
WageLine

Wagetheft Promo Box

LSL Calculator Promo Box

Employee Central information hub

WA Employer Essentials information hub