Employer Support

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Government sector employers

Our advisers are available to support WA public sector employers in meeting their workforce and organisational objectives. Please see below for the contact details of your adviser.

GSLR Advisers

Agriculture and Regional - Shelby Pannell (6552 9431)

  • Agricultural Produce Commission
  • Animal Resources Authority
  • Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
  • Gascoyne Development Commission
  • Goldfields Esperance Development Commission
  • Great Southern Development Commission
  • Kimberley Development Commission
  • DevelopmentWA
  • Mid-West Development Commission
  • Wheatbelt Development Commission
  • Western Australian Meat Industry Authority

Biodiversity and Attractions - Rachel Sammons (6552 9560) 

  • Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority
  • Burswood Park Board
  • Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions
  • Perth Zoo
  • Rottnest Island Authority

Community Services - Samantha Jacobs (6552 9277) and Rachel Desmond (6552 9301)

  • Department of Communities
  • LotteryWest (Lotteries Commission)
  • Metropolitan Cemeteries Board

Education - Ros Kirwin (6552 9473) and Melissa Cook (6552 9284)

  • Department of Education
  • Department of Training and Workforce Development
  • North Metropolitan TAFE
  • South Metropolitan TAFE
  • Central Regional TAFE
  • North Regional TAFE
  • South Regional TAFE
  • Training WA VTEC

Fire and Emergency - Kathryn Coletta (6552 9595) and Lucy Gregory (6552 9354)

  • Department of Fire and Emergency Services

Government Trading Enterprises - gslr@dmirs.wa.gov.au

  • Bunbury Water Corporation
  • Busselton Water Corporation
  • Fremantle Port Authority
  • GoldCorp
  • Horizon Power
  • Keystart Housing Scheme
  • Kimberley Ports Authority
  • LandCorp
  • Mid West Ports Authority
  • Pilbara Ports Authority
  • Racing and Wagering WA
  • Southern Ports Authority
  • Synergy
  • Treasury Corporation
  • Water Corporation
  • Western Power

Health - Chiara Catalucci (6552 9565)

  • Child and Adolescent Health Service
  • Dental Health Services
  • Department of Health
  • East Metropolitan Health Service
  • Health and Disability Services Complaints Office
  • Health Support Services
  • Mental Health Commission
  • North Metropolitan Health Service
  • PathWest
  • South Metropolitan Health Service
  • WA Country Health Service

Industry, Science and Regulation - Stephanie Allard (6552 9306)

  • Building and Construction Industry Training Fund
  • ChemCentre
  • Construction Long Service Leave Board
  • Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
  • Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
  • Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
  • Forest Products Commission
  • Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia
  • Small Business Development Corporation

Justice - Charlotte Gibbs (9222 3340) and Luke Martyr (6552 9294)

  • Department of Justice
  • Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services
  • State Solicitor's Office

Law and Order - Natalie Wyber (6552 9335) and Chelsea Finlay (6552 9297)

  • Corruption and Crime Commission
  • Law Reform Commission
  • Legal Aid Western Australia
  • Legal Practice Board
  • Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Office of the Ombudsman
  • WA Police Service

Local Government, Sport and Culture - Isi Somers (6552 9376) and Noran Elwafai (6552 9271)

  • Art Gallery of Western Australia
  • Combat Sports Commission
  • Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
  • Library Board of WA
  • Perth Theatre Trust
  • State Records Office
  • Western Australian Museum
  • VenuesWest (Sports Centre Trust)

Planning, Lands and Heritage - Charlotte Gibbs (9222 3340) and Noran Elwafai (6552 9271)

  • Architects Board
  • Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage
  • Infrastructure WA
  • Landgate
  • National Trust
  • Western Australian Planning Commission

Public Sector and Government - Caroline Quartey (6552 9360)

  • Commissioner for Children and Young People
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of the Premier and Cabinet
  • Department of the Registrar (WAIRC)
  • Department of Treasury
  • Economic Regulation Authority
  • Equal Opportunity Commission
  • Government Employees Superannuation Board (GESB)
  • Insurance Commission of Western Australia (ICWA)
  • Office of the Auditor General
  • Office of the Information Commissioner
  • Parliament House
  • Professional Standards Council
  • Public Sector Commission
  • Salaries and Allowances Tribunal
  • Veterinary Surgeon's Board
  • Western Australian Electoral Commission
  • WorkCover WA

Transport - Maja Banjac (6552 9532)

  • Department of Transport
  • Main Roads Western Australia
  • Public Transport Authority

Awards and Agreements

The following is a list of active public sector awards and agreements. This list is maintained by Government Sector Labour Relations. Whilst every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this page is up to date, the accuracy, currency and reliability of information cannot be guaranteed. The department does not accept liability for any claim which may arise from any person acting on, or refraining from acting on, this information.

Please refer to the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission Website for the most up to date list of current awards and agreements applicable to the Western Australian public sector.

Public Sector Agreements


  • Arts and Culture Trust Venues Management Agreement 2022
  • Australian Workers' Union (Western Australian Public Sector) General Agreement 2022


  • Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (Operations) General Agreement 2022
  • Building and Engineering Trades (Government) Agreement 2021


  • Cemetery Boards (Western Australia) Cemetery Employees Agreement 2022
  • Corruption and Crime Commission Industrial Agreement 2013
  • Cultural Institutions SDA General Agreement 2022


  • Dental Health Services - Dental Officers - CSA Industrial Agreement 2022
  • Dental Health Services - Dental Technicians - CSA Industrial Agreement 2022
  • Department of Communities (Family Support Officers) CSA General Agreement 2022
  • Department of Education (Residential College Supervisors) CSA Agreement 2021
  • Department of Education (School Support Officers) CSA General Agreement 2022
  • Department of Fire and Emergency Services - Fleet and Equipment Services Agreement 2020
  • Department of Justice (Jury Officers) CSA Agreement 2021
  • Department of Justice (Youth Custodial Officers) CSA General Agreement 2019
  • Registered Nurses and Enrolled (Mental Health) Nurses (ANF) Industrial Agreement 2020
  • Department of Justice Prison Officers Industrial Agreement 2022
  • Department of Parks and Wildlife CSA Fire Service Provisions Agreement 2015
  • Department of Parks and Wildlife Rangers United Voice Fire Service Provisions Agreement 2014
  • Department of Parks and Wildlife - AWU Fire Service Provisions Agreement 2014 
  • Disability Services Commission (Social Trainers) CSA General Agreement 2022
  • Disability Services Commission - United Workers Union (WA) - Disability Support Workers Industrial Agreement 2022
  • District Allowance (Government Officers) General Agreement 2010
  • District Allowance (Government Wages Employees) General Agreement 2010


  • Education Assistants’ (Government) General Agreement 2023
  • Electorate and Research Employees CSA Agreement 2022
  • Executive Transport Services Employees Agreement 2020


  • Government Services (Miscellaneous) General Agreement 2023


  • Insurance Commission of Western Australia (Government Officers) CSA General Agreement 2022


  • Main Roads APEA Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2022
  • Main Roads TWU Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2023
  • Main Roads AWU Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2022
  • Main Roads CSA Enterprise Agreement 2022


  • Public Sector CSA Agreement 2022
  • Public Transport Authority / ARTBIU (Transperth Train Operations Rail Car Drivers) Industrial Agreement 2021
  • Public Transport Authority / ARTBIU (TransWA) Industrial Agreement 2023
  • Public Transport Authority / ARTBIU (Transit Officers) Industrial Agreement 2022
  • Public Transport Authority / ARTBIU Railway Employees (Network and Infrastructure) Industrial Agreement 2022
  • Public Transport Authority Railway Employees (Trades) Industrial Agreement 2022
  • Public Transport Authority / ARTBUI Railway Employees (Transperth Train Operations) Industrial Agreement 2022
  • Public Transport Authority Salaried Officers Industrial Agreement 2022


  • Rangers (National Parks) General Agreement 2022
  • Registered Nurses - Australian Nursing Federation - Disability Services Commission Industrial Agreement 2019


  • School Education Act Employees' (Teachers and Administrators) General Agreement 2021 


  • VenuesWest General Agreement 2022


  • WA Health System - Australian Nursing Federation - Registered Nurses, Midwives, Enrolled (Mental Health) and Enrolled (Mothercraft) Nurses - Industrial Agreement 2020
  • WA Health System - HSUWA - PACTS - Industrial Agreement 2022
  • WA Health System - Medical Practitioners - AMA Industrial Agreement 2022
  • WA Health System - Medical Practitioners (Clinical Academics) AMA Industrial Agreement 2022
  • WA Health System - United Workers Union (WA) - Enrolled Nurses, Assistants in Nursing, Aboriginal and Ethnic Health Workers Industrial Agreement 2022
  • WA Health System - United Workers Union (WA) - Hospital Support Workers Industrial Agreement 2022
  • WA Health System Engineering and Building Services Industrial Agreement 2023
  • Western Australia Police Force Auxiliary Officers Industrial Agreement 2020
  • Western Australia Police Force Industrial Agreement 2022
  • Western Australia Police School Traffic Wardens' Agreement 2011
  • Western Australian Fire Service Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2023
  • Western Australian TAFE Lecturers’ General Agreement 2021


Public Sector Awards


  • Building Trades Award 1968


  • Catering Employees and Tea Attendants (Government) Award 1982
  • Child Care Workers (Education Department) Award
  • Children's Services (Government) Award 1989
  • Civil Service Association Western Australia Police Auxiliary Officers' Award 2013
  • Cleaners and Caretakers (Government) Award 1975
  • Community Colleges Award 1990
  • Community Welfare Department Hostels Award 1983
  • Country High School Hostels Award1979
  • Country High School Hostels Authority Residential College Supervisory Staff Award 2005
  • Cultural Centre Award 1987


  • Department of Communities (CSA Family Resource Workers, Welfare Assistants and Parent Helpers) Award 1990


  • Education Department Ministerial Officers Salaries Allowances and Conditions Award 1983 No. 5 of 1983
  • Electorate Officers Award 1986
  • Engineering Trades (Government) Award 1967
  • Enrolled Nurses and Nursing Assistants (Government) Award


  • Fire Brigade Employees (Workshops) Award 1983
  • Fire Brigade Employees' Award 1990


  • Gardeners (Government) 1986 Award
  • Government Officers (Social Trainers) Award 1988
  • Government Officers' (Insurance Commission of Western Australia) Award 1987
  • Government Officers Salaries, Allowances and Conditions Award 1989


  • Health Workers - Community and Child Health Services Award 1980
  • Hospital Employees' (Perth Dental Hospital) Award 1971
  • Hospital Workers (Government) Award No. 21 of 1966


  • Juvenile Custodial Officers' Award


  • Mental Health Nurses' Consolidated Award 1981
  • Miscellaneous Government Conditions and Allowances Award No A 4 of 1992


  • Parliamentary Employees Award 1989
  • Police Award 1965, The
  • Prison Officers' Award
  • Psychiatric Nurses' (Public Hospitals) Award 1973
  • Public Service Allowances (Fisheries and Wildlife Officers) Award 1990
  • Public Service Award 1992
  • Public Transport Authority (Transwa) Award 2006
  • Public Transport Authority Rail Car Drivers (Transperth Train Operations) Award 2006


  • Railway Employees Award No. 18 of 1969
  • Rangers Consolidated Award 2000
  • Recreation Camps (Department for Sport and Recreation) Award
  • Restaurant, Tearoom and Catering Workers' Award


  • Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments) State Award 1977 - The   
  • State Research Stations, Agricultural Schools and College Workers Award 1971
  • Storemen (Government) Consolidated Award 1979


  • Teachers (Public Sector Primary and Secondary Education Award) 1993
  • Teachers (Public Sector Technical and Further Education) Award 1993
  • Teachers' Aides' Award, 1979
  • Theatrical Employees Entertainment, Sporting and Amusement Facilities (Western Australian Government) Award 1987
  • Theatrical Employees (Perth Theatre Trust) Award No. 9 of 1983
  • Transport Workers (Government) Award, 1952


  • WA Government Health Services Engineering and Building Services Award 2004
  • WA Health - HSU Award 2006
  • WA Public Hospitals (Doctors in Training) Award 2011
  • WA Public Hospitals (Senior Medical Practitioners) Award 2011
  • Ward Assistants (Mental Health Services) Award 1966


  • Zoological Gardens Employees Award 1969

GLORIA (Government Labour Relations Information & Advice) 

GSLR maintains GLORIA , which documents industrial relations advice regarding the interaction of the Public Sector CSA Agreement 2021, the Public Service Award 1992 and the Government Officers Salaries, Allowances and Conditions Award 1989.

Guidance Material

The Public Sector CSA Agreement 2022 (GA10) was registered in the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) on 21 February 2023.  The Agreement commences operation on 21 February 2023 and expires on 12 June 2024.  Salary increases apply from the expiry of the predecessor agreement (GA9) on 13 June 2022.

While GA10 largely reflects GA9, there are a number of key changes, which are explained further below.

Summary of changes to the Public Sector CSA Agreement 2022


Summary of changes

Resource materials

Access to Overtime

Clause 25.2 (a) prescribes a new entitlement for employees remunerated up to the equivalent of general division 8.1 with access to overtime penalties (if approved) for time off in lieu and travelling.




Personal Leave

The updated clause 26 – Personal Leave replaces non-cumulative leave with cumulative credits such that all unused leave can now accrue from year to year.  

Clauses 26.15 to 26.17 recognises employer’s commitment to create a mentally healthy workplace through training and employee assistance program services.

More information can be found in the attached Guideline.


Guidance Note Personal Leave

Foster Carer's Leave

The agreement introduces a new entitlement, Foster Carer’s Leave, in clause 39, to support employees who are registered foster carers.

More information can be found in the attached Guideline. 


Guidance Note Foster Carers Leave

Public Health Emergency Leave 

The new provision at clause 40 provides a 20 day non-cumulative leave entitlement to employees effected by public health emergencies.

This leave extends to employees with caring responsibilities for diagnosed people.

More information can be found in the attached Guideline. 



Compassionate leave for Early Pregnancy Loss 

Clause 41 - Compassionate Leave for Early Pregnancy Loss prescribes three days of paid leave for employees or their partners who lost a pregnancy.

More information can be found in the attached Guideline. 


Guidance Note Compassionate Leave for Early Pregnancy Loss

Parental Leave Clause 42 – Parental and Related Leave replaces former clauses providing for maternity leave, adoption leave and other parent leave. The clause also imports applicable parental leave entitlements under National Employment Standards from the Fair Work Act 2009, providing a single information source for parental leave entitlements. N/A
Superannuation on Unpaid Parental Leave The new agreement, under clause 43.2, increases superannuation contributions on unpaid parental leave to 24 weeks. N/A
Remote Location Allowance  Remote community allowance payable under clause 48(2)(a) has now been increased to $4,000 per annum under the new agreement. N/A
Working from Home  Clause 51 – Working from Home supports employees to request working at home arrangements for their personal circumstances. Guidance Note Working from Home
Responding to work-related information and communication outside work hours

Clauses 52.15 to 52.19 provides principles for both employers and employees in relation to managing work-related communication outside work hours.

More information can be found in the attached Guideline.


Guidance Note Communication Outside Work Hours

Paid Union Meetings  Under clause 54.2 employees are granted paid time off to attend up to four 1 hour union meetings per calendar year. N/A
CSA Advice New Employees 

Under clause 54.3, Employers are to report quarterly to the CSA providing contact details for new employees.

More information can be found in the attached Guideline.


Guidance Note New Employees

Gender Pay Equity  Clause 56.3 allows evidence of gender pay gaps to be raised for discussion with the Peak Consultative Forum, who will decide on appropriate action. N/A

Salary increases in line with Wages Policy of the greater of $60 per week or 3% per annum were agreed to apply from 12 June 2022 and a further increase from 13 June 2023.

More information can be found in the attached Guideline.


Guidance Note Salaries

All other changes  A complete list of changes can be found in summary changes document attached. Statement of Changes


In addition to the above, the entire agreement has been reviewed for clarity, and a large number of changes have been made to modernise language and terms used.

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