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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; (this is the date the inspector issued the notice not the date contained on...
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,...
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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...
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This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to effectively provide first aid in the workplace. It includes information on first aid kits, procedures, facilities and training for first...
WorkSafe
Code of practice
15 Jul 2022
This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to manage health and safety risks associated with work carried out in a confined space
WorkSafe
Code of practice
15 Jul 2022
This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to prepare safety data sheets for hazardous chemicals that are being manufactured or imported for use, handling or storage in Australia.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
15 Jul 2022
This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to manage health and safety risks associated with workplace noise. Audiometric testing The WHS Regulations impose a duty on PCBUs to conduct...
WorkSafe
Code of practice
25 Aug 2022
This Code applies to all workplaces covered by the WHS Act and provides practical guidance on how to manage health and safety.
WorkSafe
Information
19 Jul 2022
This Code applies to all workplaces covered by the WHS Act where hazardous manual tasks are carried out and provides practical guidance to PCBUs on how to manage health and safety risks associated...
WorkSafe
Code of practice
14 Jul 2022
This Code applies to all workplaces covered by the WHS Act where demolition work is carried out and where demolition work products and equipment are used and stored. Persons who have duties in...
WorkSafe
Code of practice
15 Jul 2022
This Code applies to all workplaces covered by the WHS Act where construction work is carried out and where construction work products and equipment are used and stored.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
15 Jul 2022
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Empowering Consumers with Disability Forum Tuesday 30 August 2022 9.30am - 3pm RAC Arena, 700 Wellington Street, Perth This is an in-person and invitation only...
Consumer Protection
Information
25 Aug 2022
Report an incident to WorkSafe poster is a quick reference guide to reporting a death, serious injury or illness, or life-threatening dangerous incident.
WorkSafe
Poster
08 Jul 2022

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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
A building company has been fined $45,000 (and ordered to pay $5000 in costs) over an incident in which a worker fell approximately three metres through a concealed void at a construction site in Safety Bay. Alcove Engineering & Construction Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment for a person who was not their employee, and was fined in the...
WorkSafe
Media release
27 May 2022
The Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission has today increased the state minimum wage and all pay rates in WA awards effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2022. The state minimum wage for adult employees (21 and over) will increase by $40.90 per week to $819.90 per week. State award rates of pay will also increase, with award rates below $887.40 increasing by $40.90...
Labour Relations
Department News
23 Jun 2022
The Western Australia Day public holiday is 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, Tearoom and Catering Workers Award; and Hairdressers Award . For information on other WA awards, check the WA award...
Labour Relations
Department News
02 May 2022
The 2022 regional public holiday dates have been published on the Regional dates for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday page. Some regional areas in WA hold the Queen’s Birthday public holiday on specific dates, usually to coincide with a significant date or event for that area. In all other areas of Western Australia, this year’s Queen’s Birthday public holiday is on Monday 26 September 2022.
Labour Relations
Department News
29 Apr 2022

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