Work Health and Safety Tribunal

The Work Health and Safety Tribunal (the Tribunal) is established under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) and is constituted by a Commissioner of the Industrial Relations Commission.

What is the Tribunal?

The Tribunal assists in the resolution of certain workplace health and safety matters under Western Australia's work health and safety laws. 

Certain parties can apply for certain matters to be heard in relation to work health and safety at Western Australian workplaces under the WHS Act.

This includes:

  • persons conducting a business or undertaking;
  • employees;
  • independent contractors;
  • outworkers;
  • apprentices or trainees;
  • students;
  • volunteers;
  • unions;
  • workplace health and safety representatives;
  • members of workplace health and safety committees; and
  • the regulator.

An eligible person may apply to the Tribunal for review of:

  • a decision made by an inspector under section 82(3)of the WHS Act; or
  • a reviewable decision made by the regulator; or
  • a decision made, or taken to have been made, on an internal review.

It is recommended that you try to find out under which section of the WHS Act you may apply to the Tribunal.

Prosecutions continue to be dealt with in the Magistrates Court of Western Australia.

How do I access the Tribunal?

The Tribunal is located at the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission
Level 17, 111 St George's Terrace, PERTH, WA 6000.
Telephone (08) 9420 4444 - Free call 1800 624 263
Fax (08) 9420 4580. 

A matter is referred to the Tribunal by submitting an application, which can be obtained directly from the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission’s website.

How do I get more information?

The Tribunal has a section on the website of the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission.

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