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Who to contact Contact information Unfair dismissal claims - state system employees Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission Phone: 9420 4444 Website: www.wairc.wa.gov.au Unfair dismissal claims - national system employees Fair Work Commission Phone: 1300 799 675 Website: www.fwc.gov.au...
Where else to get help
This page is a guide for Western Australian workers that tells you about: how to work out the minimum pay rate you should be paid for the work that you are doing; and how to seek help if you think that you have not been paid correctly. You may also like to visit the Employment rights overview page...
Employment rights for WA workers
This pages provides an overview for Western Australian workers about key minimum entitlements for pay rates and leave and where to find more information on pay rates and employment rights for the work that you are doing. You might also like to visit the Checking your pay and getting help with...
Employment rights for WA workers
This page helps employees find information about employment rights, including pay rates and leave entitlements. You might also like to visit the Checking your pay and getting help with underpayments page and the Employment rights overview page. Two different industrial relations systems operate in...
Employment rights for WA workers
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
About this page This page is for young workers aged 15-21 It gives you some tips of things to do and questions to ask when you start a new job. Tip 1 - Ask questions at your job interview, or when you first start work This will help you get the facts about your new job and your employment...
Starting work in WA
The Employment Rights in WA Initiative is an education campaign focused on educating employers and employees in Western Australia about employment rights and obligations The aim of the campaign is to raise the level of employer and employee awareness of employment rights and obligations and the...
Community education campaigns
Private Sector Labour Relations at the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety is able to investigate alleged underpayments of long service leave entitlements under the Long Service Leave Act. If you believe you have been underpaid a long service leave entitlement under the Long Service...
Long service leave
This information 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. If you...
WA pay rates and award summaries
Who to contact Contact information Pay rates, employment entitlements and leave (with the exception of long service leave) for national system employees Fair Work Ombudsman Phone: 13 13 94 Website: www.fairwork.gov.au Unfair dismissal claims - state system employees Western Australian Industrial...
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Note: The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety's investigation is ongoing. Information contained in the safety alert is based on findings at the time of writing. On 29 October 2020, a...
WorkSafe
Alert
23 Feb 2021
On 11 January 2021, the Department received a report of an incident at a mine site where an electronic cigarette (vape) battery spontaneously ignited in a worker’s pocket while he was travelling in a...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
23 Feb 2021
This publication is a summary of the Enrolled Nurses and Nursing Assistants (Private) Award. On 26 June 2020 the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) issued the 2020 State Wage...
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
11 Feb 2021
This publication is a summary of the Industrial Spraypainting and Sandblasting Award. On 26 June 2020 the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) issued the 2020 State Wage Case...
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
11 Feb 2021
This publication is a summary of the Sheet Metal Workers Award. On 26 June 2020 the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) issued the 2020 State Wage Case decision. The WAIRC...
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
11 Feb 2021
Employers are required to ensure that where fitted respirators are required to protect health, these are correctly fitted. Examples of fitted respirators (also called respiratory protective equipment...
WorkSafe
Information
15 Jan 2021
The Digital DMIRS Strategy seeks to improve the department’s operations and service delivery through the effective use of technology. Some goals of the strategy are to modernise digital systems and...
Corporate
Information
23 Dec 2020
This publication is a summary of the Transport Workers (Passenger Vehicles) Award. On 26 June 2020 the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) issued the 2020 State Wage Case...
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
04 Jan 2021
This publication is a summary of the Bakers (Country) Award. On 26 June 2020 the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) issued the 2020 State Wage Case decision. The WAIRC...
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
04 Jan 2021
This publication is a summary of the Aboriginal Communities and Organisations Award. On 26 June 2020 the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) issued the 2020 State Wage Case...
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
11 Feb 2021

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All employers covered by the WA state industrial relations system are legally required to keep employment records. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships or unincorporated trusts. Employment records must be in English and can be written or electronic, as long as they can be printed. They must be kept for at least seven years after they are...
Labour Relations
Department News
22 Feb 2021
Wageline’s Pay rates in languages other than English page provides links to information brochures on employment obligations and pay rates in languages other than English for the beauty industry and the café and restaurant sector. For pay rate information in languages not available on the website, use the Translating and Interpreting Service on 13 14 50 to contact Wageline 1300 655 266.
Labour Relations
Department News
15 Feb 2021
The Western Australian public holidays for the 2021 Easter period are: Good Friday – Friday 2 April Easter Monday – Monday 5 April If you are covered by the state industrial relations system, the Easter 2021 public holiday page contains information on employment entitlements for: award free employees Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments) Award Restaurant, Tearoom and Catering...
Labour Relations
Department News
09 Feb 2021
The Premier announced that Perth, Peel and the South West regions of WA will be entering a hard lockdown until 6.00pm, Friday 5 February 2021. While DMIRS is well prepared to deal with the current situation, the lockdown may impact planned business activities and meetings with the department in these regions during the week. Our regional offices, except the Bunbury office, remain open and...
Labour Relations
Department News
03 Feb 2021
The Premier announced that Perth, Peel and the South West regions of WA will be entering a hard lockdown until 6.00pm, Friday 5 February 2021. While DMIRS is well prepared to deal with the current situation, the lockdown may impact planned business activities and meetings with the department in these regions during the week. Our regional offices, except the Bunbury and Collie offices, remain open...
WorkSafe
Department News
03 Feb 2021
As the result of the Premier’s announcement that WA will be entering into a hard lock down until 6.00pm, Friday 5 February, our phone services are currently unavailable. Wageline will resume full service delivery on Monday 8 February. If your matter is urgent please email us at wageline@dmirs.wa.gov.au
Labour Relations
Department News
01 Feb 2021
The 2023 public holiday dates in Western Australia are now available on the Wageline website at www.dmirs.wa.gov.au/publicholidays .
Labour Relations
Department News
29 Jan 2021
With the season’s first cyclone forming 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 Commissioner Darren Kavanagh said today it was crucial that everyone on both sea and land knew what to do when a cyclone approached. “Under workplace safety and health laws employers must have...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Jan 2021
The public holiday for Labour Day in 2021 is Monday 1 March. Under the Public and Bank Holidays Act 1972 , in Western Australia the Labour Day public holiday takes place on the first Monday in March. The Labour Day public holiday entitlements for 2021 page provides information on entitlements for: state system award free employees Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments) Award...
Labour Relations
Department News
28 Jan 2021
In most cases, when employment ends after at least 7 years of continuous employment , an employee is entitled to pro rata long service leave. The WA long service leave calculator can provide an estimate of an employee’s long service leave entitlement when employment ends as a result of resignation, dismissal, death or redundancy. Since its launch in mid 2020, the WA long service leave calculator...
Labour Relations
Department News
18 Jan 2021

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Use Bpoint, the department's authorised payment processor, to make a payment to renew your High Risk Work Licence. You can find the Biller Code and Reference Number from your bill notice for making your payment. Additional information on payment by phone or BPay is also available on your bill notice.
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