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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 help WA employers find information about employment obligations for staff, including pay rates and leave entitlements. You might also like to visit the Overview of employment obligations for WA small business page. Two different industrial relations systems operate in WA, the state system...
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; and where to find more information on pay rates and employment obligations for your employees so that you...
Employment obligations in WA
Anonymously report wage theft at www.wagetheft.wa.gov.au The Western Australia Government wage theft website www.wagetheft.wa.gov.au allows workers in the state and national system to anonymously report wage theft and find out how to resolve underpayment issues. Wage theft is the systematic and...
Wage theft in Western Australia
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 How to check your pay and resolve...
Employment rights in WA
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 Overview of employment rights in...
Employment rights in WA

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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
15 Jan 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
15 Jan 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
15 Jan 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
15 Jan 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

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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
Wageline has published three new WA award summaries: Enrolled Nurses and Nursing Assistants (Private) Award Industrial Spraypainting and Sandblasting Award Sheet Metal Workers Award The Enrolled Nurses and Nursing Assistants (Private) Award covers trainee and student enrolled nurses, enrolled nurses and nursing assistants in the state industrial relations system. The Industrial Spraypainting and...
Labour Relations
Department News
15 Jan 2021
From today, employees who need to make a complaint to Private Sector Labour Relations about underpayments can use our new Underpayment of wages or entitlements complaint form. The new form is easier to complete and streamlines the process of providing initial information to the industrial inspectors at Private Sector Labour Relations. Previously, state system employees with both a wages or annual...
Labour Relations
Department News
14 Jan 2021
The public holiday for Australia Day in 2021 is Tuesday 26 January. Each WA award prescribes entitlements for public holidays. These entitlements vary from industry to industry, so it is essential that employers and employees read their relevant WA award summary and understand their rights and obligations. Entitlements can include penalty rates, additional leave and time in lieu. The Australia...
Labour Relations
Department News
11 Jan 2021
Workplaces have been reminded to guard against the effects of extreme temperatures as another week of summer heat hits the State. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Darren Kavanagh today reminded employers and workers of the need to take extra care during the summer months to avoid the risk of heat stress or the more serious heat stroke. “This warning goes out not only to outdoor workers, but also to...
WorkSafe
Media release
05 Jan 2021
The Wageline contact centre will be closed from Friday 25 December 2020 to Friday 1 January 2021, and will reopen at 8:30am on Monday 4 January 2021. Information on employment obligations and entitlements will continue to be available during that period on the Wageline website www.dmirs.wa.gov.au/wageline . The Christmas New Year 2020–21 public holiday arrangements page provides information on...
Labour Relations
Department News
21 Dec 2020
The school holidays are just starting and many young workers will be keen to earn some extra money by getting a job for the summer break, but in Western Australia there are restrictions on where and when children under 15 can work. Employers, parents and young workers need to know that children who are 13 or 14 can only work in a shop, fast food outlet, cafe, restaurant or deliver newspapers or...
Labour Relations
Department News
16 Dec 2020
A Mandurah glazing company has been fined $90,000 (and ordered to pay $3474.50 in costs) after a worker was seriously injured when he was trapped under multiple glass sheets that fell on him. Madora Bay Glass Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee and was fined in the Mandurah Magistrates Court yesterday...
WorkSafe
Media release
16 Dec 2020
Wageline today launched new resources on the Wageline website at www.dmirs.wa.gov.au/wagetheft to assist all WA employers and employees find the right information on their employment rights and obligations. The 2019 Inquiry into Wage Theft in Western Australia found one of the reasons wage theft occurs is a lack of knowledge of employment conditions by both workers and employers. Wageline’s new...
Labour Relations
Department News
11 Dec 2020

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