Private sector employers and employees
Telephone: 1300 655 266
Locked Bag 100
East Perth WA 6892
Two different industrial relations systems operate in Western Australia, the state system and the national fair work system. Which one covers you depends on the type of structure of your employer’s business.
A particular type of job or occupation can have different pay rates and working arrangements in the different systems, so working out which covers your job is essential. For example, a hairdresser working for an employer in the state system has different pay rates to a hairdresser in the national system.
The state system includes businesses and organisations (and their employees) that operate as:
The national system covers businesses and organisations (and their employees) that operate as:
Wageline's Guide to who is in the WA state system page has more information on which types of businesses and organisations are in the state system.
The information on this page is available in PDF to view or print.
Finding information about employment rights in WA fact sheet