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This page outlines the potential penalties for employers who contravene the WA Long Service Leave Act and provides information on the accessorial liability provisions. Visit the main Long Service Leave page for links to other information on long service leave in Western Australia including who is...
Long service leave
This page outlines how to calculate what employees get paid for a period of long service leave, or payment for long service leave when employment ceases, under the WA Long Service Leave Act. Visit the main Long Service Leave page for links to other information on long service leave in Western...
Long service leave
This page outlines when an employee is eligible for long service leave under the WA Long Service Leave Act and how much long service leave an employee is entitled to. Visit the main Long Service Leave page for links to other information on long service leave in Western Australia including who is...
Long service leave
This page outlines the requirements for cashing out a long service leave entitlement under the WA Long Service Leave Act . Visit the main Long Service Leave page for links to other information on long service leave in Western Australia including who is covered by the WA Long Service Leave Act . An...
Long service leave
This page outlines the rules and requirements about taking long service leave under the WA Long Service Leave Act. Visit the main Long Service Leave page for links to other information on long service leave in Western Australia including who is covered by the WA Long Service Leave Act . Granting...
Long service leave
The Western Australian work health and safety (WHS) laws came into effect on 31 March 2022. The WHS laws include the: Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 (WHS General Regulations) Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022 (WHS Mines...
Plant design and item of plant registration
If you have complied with the requirements of an improvement notice you must notify the regulator as soon as reasonably practicable. General industry You will need: the improvement notice number; the date it was issued; and the inspector name. You will find the details on the improvement notice...
Complying with an improvement notice
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
A person conducting a business or undertaking must not direct or allow a worker to carry out construction work unless the worker has successfully completed general construction induction training and, if the worker completed the training more than 2 years previously, the worker has carried out...
Demolition licence
This page provides information on the recordkeeping provisions of the Long Service Leave Act 1958 (WA). For more information see the main Long Service Leave page. Under the Long Service Leave Act it is compulsory for employers to keep employment records for all employees detailing: the employee's...
Long service leave

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This information sheet provides health and safety representative (HSR) with information on their powers under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act).
WorkSafe
Information
05 Apr 2022
This information sheet provides information on the election of health and safety representative (HSR) under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) to represent workers in work health and...
WorkSafe
Information
05 Apr 2022
This information sheet provides elected health and safety representative (HSR) with information on their powers under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) to issue PINs and stop unsafe work.
WorkSafe
Information
05 Apr 2022
This guide is designed to provide information and practical suggestions that may be helpful to you and others at a time when you are grieving and having to navigate legal and other processes...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
30 Mar 2022
Use this form to apply for an Class A or B Asbestos removal licence
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
30 Mar 2022
Use this Applicant Guide to apply for a Class 1 and Class 2 demolition licence.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
30 Mar 2022
Use this guide to apply for accreditation to Assess High Risk Work is issued to a person who has been trained and assessed as competent to conduct a competency assessment for a class of work for...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
30 Mar 2022
Use this application guide to apply for a high risk work licence.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
30 Mar 2022
If you are a person conducting a business or undertaking such as a business owner or workplace operator (referred to in this guide as a PCBU), this guide is for you. It explains what your duties are...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
20 Jun 2022
In November 2021 a member of the public sustained a significant head injury when he fell into the pit at a waste transfer facility. The person was pulling a heavy item from his trailer when he fell...
WorkSafe
Alert
14 Mar 2022

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Many WA awards require employees to be paid a location allowance when employed in certain regional towns. Location allowances have just been increased by the 2022 Location Allowance General Order, and new rates take effect from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2022. The new rates for each town and a list of the relevant WA awards are available on the Location Allowance for employees in...
Labour Relations
Department News
21 Jun 2022
A transport service company has been fined a total of $89,000 (and ordered to pay $6807 in costs) after being convicted on 24 charges under the State’s workplace fatigue management laws. JSS Logistics Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to breaching fatigue management regulations, and was fined in the Midland Magistrates Court yesterday. A total of 21 charges related to breaches of hours of work fatigue...
WorkSafe
Media release
17 Jun 2022
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death this morning of a worker at a North Coogee salt refinery. He was reported to have been working with a conveyor belt when he was caught in the belt. WorkSafe investigators examine the circumstances of incidents with a view to ensuring compliance and preventing future incidents of a similar nature. WorkSafe Commissioner Darren Kavanagh said any work-...
WorkSafe
Media release
16 Jun 2022
Friday, 10 June 2022 Commercial tenancy laws covering retail shops now under review Various emerging issues to be canvassed during consultation phase Lease rights regarding rents, operating costs and duration of tenancy explored The laws which govern commercial tenancy agreements between small retailers and landlords, including shopping centre owners, are being reviewed by the McGowan Government...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Jun 2022
This year’s State Wage Case, in which the WA Industrial Relations Commission considers increases to the state minimum wage and WA award pay rates, is currently in progress. You can subscribe to Wageline News or follow Wageline on social media and we will let you know when the State Wage Case decision is issued by the WA Industrial Relations Commission later in June.
Labour Relations
Department News
10 Jun 2022
The WA Long Service Leave Act applies to many state and national system employers and employees in Western Australia. On 20 June 2022, a number of important changes to the Long Service Leave Act commenced. Key changes include: Modernisation of the types of paid and unpaid absences that count towards long service leave accrual; Provision for greater flexibility in how long service leave is taken;...
Labour Relations
Department News
22 Jun 2022
Earlier this week, 20 June 2022, changes to state employment laws commenced and new employer obligations and employee entitlements were introduced. Visit the Changes to state employment laws page for information on the changes, including fact sheets on key topics. The content of the Wageline website, including the WA award summaries, has been updated to reflect the changes and incorporate new...
Labour Relations
Department News
21 Jun 2022
Do you employ someone to provide domestic services in a private home? From today, 20 June 2022, employment obligations for household employers are changing. Domestic services include caring for a child, a person with a disability or an elderly person, as well as cleaning and help with other household tasks. People who self-manage NDIS funding and directly employ their own support staff are likely...
Labour Relations
Department News
20 Jun 2022
Today, 20 June 2022, the changes to state employment laws introduced by the Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Act 2021 have commenced. Visit the Changes to state employment laws page for information on the changes, including fact sheets on key topics. The content of the Wageline website, including the WA award summaries, has been updated to incorporate the changes to state employment law...
Labour Relations
Department News
20 Jun 2022
The changes to state employment laws introduced by the Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Act 2021 will commence on Monday 20 June 2022. Visit the Changes to state employment laws page for information on the changes, including fact sheets on key topics. The content of the Wageline website, including the WA award summaries, will shortly be updated to incorporate the changes to state...
Labour Relations
Department News
17 Jun 2022

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