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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
The Work Health and Safety regulations include a number of Australian Standards that must be used at workplaces in the specified circumstances. Access to these Australian Standards is available for the public to view during business hours, in hard copy form and at no cost, at: Department of Mines,...
Library
A health and safety representative (HSR) is elected by their work group to represent workers in work health and safety (WHS) matters. HSRs have powers under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020. Health and safety representative powers A trained HSR has powers to represent their work group in WHS...
Responsibilities and functions
A health and safety representative (HSR) is elected by their work group under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) to represent workers in work health and safety (WHS) matters. A worker can ask their person conducting the business or undertaking (PCBU) to conduct an election for one or...
Electing a health and safety representative

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Under the WHS PAGEO regulations no work is permitted on a facility or operation unless the nomination of an operator has been accepted by the regulator and the nominated operator has been added to...
WorkSafe
Form – notification
08 Apr 2022
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 form is to be used to apply for a review of decisions under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 , Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022, Work Health and Safety (Mining) Regulation...
WorkSafe
Form – application
22 Apr 2022
This form is to be used to notify WorkSafe of lead risk work and removal from lead risk work in accordance with work health and safety regulations, in the following circumstances: If a person...
WorkSafe
Form – notification
07 Apr 2022
Use this form to renew your demolition licence
WorkSafe
Form – application
31 Mar 2022
Use this form to apply to renew an insterstate asbestos assessor's licence
WorkSafe
Form – application
30 Mar 2022
Use Form 203 to replace plant registration documents
WorkSafe
Form – registration
30 Mar 2022
Use this form to notify the regulator of changes to information regarding the registration of plant or design
WorkSafe
Form – registration
30 Mar 2022

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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
The June edition of the Wageline News has just been published. Read this latest edition on the Wageline News page.
Labour Relations
Department News
03 Jun 2022
WorkSafe has commenced prosecution action against a Bassendean engineering company over the death of a worker who was crushed by machinery in May 2019. Hofmann Engineering Pty Ltd has been charged with failing to provide a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing the death of an employee. On May 9, 2019, a welder employed by Hofmann Engineering was in the fabrication workshop welding...
WorkSafe
Media release
07 Jun 2022
Wageline has recently published information for state system employers and employees on employment arrangements for the Western Australia Day public holiday on Monday 6 June 2022. The Western Australia Day 2022 public holiday page contains information on employment entitlements for: Award free employers and employees, Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments) Award, Restaurant,...
Labour Relations
Department News
30 May 2022

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