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Fair Work Australia / Australian Industrial Relations Commission


What does this Commission do?

The Commission is an independent national tribunal dealing with employment issues.

From 1 July 2009 Fair Work Australia assumed many of the functions of the AIRC.

Essentially, Fair Work Australia will replace:

  • The Australian Industrial Relations Commission;
  • The Australian Fair Pay Commission;
  • The Workplace Ombudsman;
  • The Workplace Authority; and
  • The Australian Building and Construction Commission.

The AIRC will continue until 31 December 2009 to complete outstanding matters – in particular award modernisation.


Fair Work Australia

Fair Work Australia is the national workplace relations tribunal. It is an independent body with power to carry out a range of functions relating to employment issues such as:

  • The safety net of minimum wages and employment conditions 

  • Enterprise bargaining 

  • Industrial action 

  • Dispute resolution 

  • Termination of employment 

  • Other workplace matters.

Commission’s Location

The commission has an office in each state in Sydney it is located on Level 8, Terrace Tower, 80 William Street.

If you’d like more information on how the new Fair Work system will affect you, complete and submit the Express Enquiry form on the top right hand side of this page and we will contact you to discuss your enquiry, or call us on 1300 QUINNS (1300 784 667) or on +61 2 9223 9166 to arrange an appointment.