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​​​​​​​​​​​Industrial relations

To understand your legal rights as an employee, view the Western Australia Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) Acts and Regulations​.

If you have an industrial relations issue, the WAIRC gives information on how to lodge an application or appeal.

There are also a number of registered organisations that can help you with your industrial relations questions or issues.

 

Employee rights

The Fair Work Ombudsman gives information and advice on Australia's workplace rights and responsibilities. 

Their website includes information on pay, awards, employment, leave, termination and complaints.

An award sets the minimum conditions – including pay –​ for employees who work in the same industries or occupations. To ensure you are being paid to industry standard, use the Ombudsman’s Award Finder.

You can also contact the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Wageline service for information on State workforce law on ​1300 655 266.

News

Changes to the Graduate Stream of the State Nomination Migration Program

The State Nomination Migration Program (SNMP) Graduate stream will soon be more accessible for international students who study in Western Australia.

On 16 October 2019 Premier Mark McGowan announced that the Graduate Stream of the SNMP will be extended to include vocational education and training (VET) graduates who complete a qualification in Western Australia at Certificate III level or above, excluding trade occupations (unless approved for delivery to international students).  

For information on the current Graduate Stream of the State Nomination Migration Scheme requirements visit the State nomination requirements page.

Fun Fact
Broome in Western Australia is the pearling capital of the world.