Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission

Division 4 of the Employment Dispute Resolution Act 2008 also provides a mechanism for parties to an employment dispute whose employment arrangements are covered by the provisions of the Commonwealth Fair Work Act 2009 to seek the services of the Commission to resolve their dispute.


Can the WAIRC provide a dispute resolution process where parties are covered by a Commonwealth enterprise agreement?

Yes, if a party is bound by a Commonwealth enterprise agreement that allows the WAIRC to conduct a dispute resolution process under dispute settlement procedures set out in the agreement, or if there are no dispute resolution procedures in the enterprise agreement and the parties agree to have dispute resolution conducted by the WAIRC.


When an employment dispute arises how do you refer it to the Commission?

Any party to the employment dispute may refer it to the Commission by downloading and completing Form 1 and lodging at

Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission
Level 17, 111 St Georges Terrace,
Perth, 6000.


There is no fee for filing the form.


Can more than one Commissioner mediate?

A single Commissioner will usually do the functions of the Commission, except if the Commonwealth enterprise agreement requires or provides for the parties to request that more than one Commissioner do it and if the Chief Commissioner is of the opinion that it is practical and appropriate.



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