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:

  • the safety net of minimum wages and employment conditions
  • enterprise bargaining
  • industrial action
  • dispute resolution
  • termination of employment
  • other workplace matters.

Fair Work Ombudsman

The Fair Work Ombudsman gives advice and assistance on workplace rights and responsibilities. The role of the Fair Work Ombudsman is to work with employees, employers, contractors and the community to promote harmonious, productive and cooperative workplaces. FWO investigates workplace complaints and enforce compliance with Australia’s workplace laws.

Fair Work On line

Here you’ll find information and advice about Australia’s new national workplace relations system from the Fair Work Ombudsman. You’ll also find links to Fair Work Australia – the national workplace relations tribunal. EOWA’s role is to administer the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999 (Commonwealth) and through education, assist organisations to achieve equal opportunity for women.

Women in the Workplace Agency

This is a statutory authority located within the portfolio of the Australian Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA)

Stop Bullying in SA

Stop Bullying in SA

Stop bullying in South Australia is a collaborative effort of the interagency roundtable on Workplace Bullying.

Industrial Relations Victoria

Part of the Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development, Industrial Relations Victoria monitors industrial relations in the State’s public and private sectors.

The site also has information on industrial relations matters that are regulated by the Victorian Government.

It should be noted that minimum rates of pay and employment conditions in Victoria are regulated by the Commonwealth Government and should be accessed via wagenet

WorkSafe Victoria
The Victorian WorkCover Authority is responsible for regulation of workplace safety and WorkCover insurance and claims in Victoria. The site contains a broad range of information on employer and employee duties, laws, regulations and codes of practice and associated publications.

SafeWork SA

SafeWork SA is South Australia’s new OHS agency. Their primary role is to promote and encourage safe, fair and productive working lives in South Australia by working with employers, employees, unions and industry representatives.
Formerly called Workplace Services, SafeWork SA is responsible for administering industrial relations legislation and managing all occupational health, safety and welfare functions in our State (including some functions previously managed by WorkCover).

Queensland Dept of industrial relations
The Department provides range of services including Information on managing risks and different industries and business types.
They can be contacted via:

Discrimination and Equal Opportunities

Equal Opportunity Commission Victoria
For information on the Victorian laws and procedures relative to equal opportunity, discrimination and harassment, go to the Equal Opportunity Commission Victoria

EEO Advice Line
The EEO Advice line can give employees information about discrimination (Unfair treatment) and harassment over the phone. The service is free and confidential.
Toll – free 1800 134 142 or visit their website at

Business SA

Commerce Qld

Australian Disputes Resolution
This site is managed by the University of South Australia and includes information on dispute resolution as well as a data base of resolution practitioners and organizations including mediators, conciliators, facilitators etc who provide services within Australia. Their website is:

Anti discrimination Board (ADB)

Age Discrimination Act 2004 (Cth)
Disability Discrimination Act 1992
Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986
Racial Discrimination Act 1975
Sex Discrimination Act 1984

Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission
The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission was established in 1986 by an act of the Federal Parliament. Their goal is to foster greater understanding and protection of human rights in Australia and to address the human rights concerns of a broad range of individuals and groups. They are an independent statutory organization and report to the federal Parliament through the Attorney-General. The Commission is a collegiate body made up of a President and five Commissioners. The five positions are currently held by three people. The President is the chief executive officer.


Employee Separation Certificates and other-business related forms can be accessed from Centrelink

Office of the Privacy Commissioner

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner is an independent Office which has responsibilities under the federal Privacy Act 1988 (Cwlth)
The Act provides protection for:

  • Personal information about you that is handled by federal and ACT government agencies;
  • Personal information about you held by all large private sector organizations, all private sector health service providers and some small businesses;
  • Credit worthiness information held by credit reporting agencies and credit providers; and
  • Personal tax file numbers used by individuals and organizations.