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Circulars to departments and organisations are utilised to provide the following types of labour relations instructions, information and advice: Instructions on how to respond to specific labour relations issues. Guidelines to support the implementation of the policy statements or other Government...
Circulars
Inspectors have the legal right to enter, at any time, any workplace including aircraft, ships and vehicles where employees work or are likely to be in the course of their work. This right means inspectors have unrestricted access to workplaces, excepting where there is a statutory restriction. On...
Workplace inspections
This page lists resources available on manual tasks Toolkit WA Manual tasks - Code of practice Training package Manual tasks training package - Presenters guide Power point presentation (pdf) (ppt) VIDEO: Manual tasks risk management - Running time: 11:32 mins WORKSHEET: Manual tasks incident...
Manual tasks
Wageline on 1300 655 266 is open to answer your questions: 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am to 4.30pm Tuesday Wageline is not open on WA public holidays. For public holiday dates, visit the Public holidays in Western Australia page. Issues or questions Wageline can help...
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Reporting an injury or disease online (see list of reportable injuries and diseases below). Employers can submit a notification using an online form, however to report a workplace fatality or serious incident please call 1800 678 198. This form is not for use by injured workers who wish to lodge a...
WorkSafe
An inspector has the legal right to enter, at any time, any workplace including aircraft, ships and vehicles, where employees work or are likely to be in the course of their work. This right to enter means that inspectors have unrestricted access to workplaces, excepting where there is a statutory...
Workplace inspections
An instrument of declaration allows jurisdictions normally falling under mine safety legislation to be transferred temporarily to the jurisdiction of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 . Current instruments of declaration Under section 4(3) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (...
Legislation, codes and guidance materials
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. This...
Types of employment arrangements
There are restrictions on the type of job and working hours for children under 15 years of age. These laws apply to Western Australian businesses in both the state and national industrial relations systems. As long as the work does not prevent school attendance, children of any age can: work in a...
When children can work
The terms and conditions of entering the Consumer Protection Awards
Consumer Protection Awards

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Safety is everyone's responsibility is a poster you may wish to d isplay at your workplace.
WorkSafe
Poster
23 May 2014
Identify the safety and health representatives in your workplace by adding their names to this poster and displaying it.
WorkSafe
Poster
21 May 2014
The aim of The Occupational Health and Safety Act 1984 is to ensure all businesses are responsible for providing safe systems of work to reduce the risk of employees’ being exposure to hazards. This...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
26 May 2014
Managers and supervisors have a responsibility to be actively involved in bullying prevention initiatives (relationships) within their workplace.
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
27 May 2014
This bulletin is designed to assist retailers manage manual handling risks in the café and restaurant industry .
WorkSafe
Bulletin
20 May 2014
This educational article has been developed to assist in the identification of occupational safety and health (OSH) hazards. The hazard identification tools were developed following interviews with...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
13 May 2014
An educational article about the identification of occupational safety and health (OSH) hazards.
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
21 May 2014
This educational article has been developed to assist in the identification of occupational safety and health (OSH) hazards. The hazard identification tools were developed following interviews with...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
20 May 2014
This educational article has been developed to assist in the identification of occupational safety and health (OSH) hazards. The hazard identification tools were developed following interviews with...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
20 May 2014
Workers in the liquor retail industry are at most risk of suffering manual handling injuries such as strains and sprains from lifting and carrying loads
WorkSafe
Bulletin
19 Jul 2016

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Announcements

The fast food industry is a major employer of young workers. The Department of Commerce is currently undertaking a proactive compliance campaign in the fast food industry across the Perth metropolitan area to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Children and Community Services Act 2004 which regulates the employment of children under the age of 15 years. All employers in Western Australia...
Labour Relations
Department News
21 Mar 2017
The Western Australian public holidays for the 2017 Easter period are: Good Friday - Friday 14 April 2017 Easter Monday - Monday 17 April 2017 Visit the Easter 2017 public holiday arrangements page for: An overview of the Easter public holiday payment arrangements for state system employers and employees Detailed information on public holiday arrangements for State system award free employees...
Labour Relations
Department News
14 Mar 2017
Monday 6 March is the Labour Day public holiday. Employers should be aware of their obligations on this public holiday, including public holiday pay rates. If an employer is covered by a WA award, check the relevant award on the WA award summaries page of our website. Information about public holidays for award free employers is available on the Pay rates for public holidays page of our website...
Labour Relations
Department News
28 Feb 2017
An employee has been fined $11,000 (and ordered to pay $1745 in costs) over the death of a fellow worker at a hay baling workplace at Narrogin in 2013. Thomas William Lewis pleaded guilty to failing to take reasonable care for the safety of another person and, by that failure, causing the person’s death, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court today. At the time of the death, Mr Lewis and...
WorkSafe
Media release
20 Feb 2017
Two different industrial relations systems operate in WA, the state system and the national fair work system. Which system applies to a particular business or organisation and its employees depends on the type of business arrangement under which the employer operates. Wageline's newly revised Guide to who is in the WA state system provides an overview of which types of business are included in...
Labour Relations
Department News
13 Feb 2017
The Wageline Newsletter provides employment information direct to your inbox and helps employers stay informed about critical issues employers need to know to comply with state employment law. The Newsletter will also update you on increases to the state minimum wage, WA award rates of pay and other changes to key WA awards. To subscribe to the Wageline Newsletter visit the Wageline Newsletter...
Labour Relations
Department News
07 Feb 2017
An employee of an Attadale car dealership has been fined $9500.00 (and ordered to pay $12,052.75 in costs) over the death of a fellow worker at the dealership in 2013. Leslie Taylor was found guilty of failing to take reasonable care not to adversely affect another person and, by that failure, causing the death of that person, and was fined in the Fremantle Magistrates Court today. Mr Taylor was...
WorkSafe
Media release
25 Jan 2017
WorkSafe will soon begin a proactive inspection program to look at safety and health issues in airport operations and other support services to air transport. The areas being looked at as part of the program include baggage handling, airport terminal operations, aircraft support services, air passenger transport services and air freight transport services. WorkSafe A/Director Sally North said...
WorkSafe
Media release
20 Jan 2017
Wageline receives a number of calls each year about employees cashing out their annual leave or long service leave. It is important as an employer to be aware of the circumstances in which leave can be cashed out and the conditions that need to be met before an employee can cash out their leave. The Annual leave page details when cashing out annual leave is possible . The Long service leave page...
Labour Relations
Department News
18 Jan 2017
A Welshpool tyre recycling company has been fined $80,000 (and ordered to pay $2013.00 in costs) over an incident in which a worker’s fingers were amputated by a tyre shredder. Elan Energy Management 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 Perth Magistrates Court on Monday. In...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 Jan 2017

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