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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...
Stay informed with Wageline
Questions asked during Safe Work Month Webinar on 30 October 2020 have been compiled along with the department's responses. Commencement When did the Work Health and Safety Act receive assent? The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) was assented to by the Governor on 10 November 2020. However...
Safe Work Month
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...
Public holiday pay
Wageline News is released every month with information and updates on: increases to the state minimum wage and WA award rates of pay; changes to key WA awards; results from compliance investigations; and critical issues employers need to know to comply with state employment laws. The current and...
Stay informed with Wageline
Wageline runs a social media campaign in order to raise the level of employer and employee awareness of employment rights and obligations and the pathways available for pursuing an underpayment. Employment obligations can be complex to understand, putting employers at risk of legal action and...
Stay informed with Wageline
This page provides an overview of what types of underpayment complaints can be made to Wageline and the process for resolving an underpayment under state employment laws. Employees covered by state employment laws can make an underpayment complaint to Wageline, which is part of the Private Sector...
Employment rights in WA
This page provides information for WA employers. The page covers: the two systems of employment law that operate in WA and how to determine which one covers your business; and where to find information on pay rates and employment entitlements for your employees so that you comply with your legal...
Employment obligations in WA
This page tells Western Australian small business employers about: the two systems of employment law that operate in Western Australia and how to determine which one covers your business; where to find information on pay rates and employment obligations for your employees so that you comply with...
Employment obligations in WA

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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
01 Apr 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. There are several WA awards covering the work of a driver or driver assistant. The award that applies will depend on...
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
08 Apr 2021
This publication is a summary of the Bakers (Country) Award. A baker working in a bakery that is more than 45kms from the Perth General Post Office is likely to be covered by this award A baker or...
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
08 Apr 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
01 Apr 2021
Despite all sporting, horse riding industry and education bodies promoting the use of safety approved riding helmets, it has been found that some cattle stations are allowing station hands to ride...
WorkSafe
Alert
17 Sep 2020
In March 2020, a young worker was assaulted during a robbery by three males at a 24-hour service station. The worker was new to the job and was working alone for the duration of the night shift. At...
WorkSafe
Alert
17 Sep 2020
Medical practitioners undertaking health surveillance are required to have an understanding of the potential adverse health effects of inorganic arsenic and to use their clinical knowledge to advise...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
08 Sep 2020

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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
Amendments to the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996, relating to health surveillance for workers exposed to respirable crystalline silica will come into effect on 15 April 2021. The amendments will require employers to provide a low-dose HRCT scan, supervised by an appointed medical practitioner, instead of the previously required chest X-ray. Western Australia is the first...
WorkSafe
Alert
18 Jan 2021

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