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Fair Work Ombudsman

The Fair Work Ombudsman site is your gateway to information and advice about Australia's workplace rights and rules, whether you're an employee, employer or contractor.
You'll find information on pay, awards, employment, leave, termination and complaints, including answers to frequently asked questions.

Fair Work Ombudsman

Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal

The Tribunal inquires into and determines pay and pay related allowances for the regular and reserve members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal

Employee entitlements

Links to the page which provides a range of information on employee entitlements, including wages and conditions, awards and agreements, employee leave and holiday entitlements.

Department of Industry

Employees - Fair Work Ombudsman

Provides information on the new Fair Work System, modern awards that replace awards in most industries, transitional arrangements for modern award pay rates and National Employment Standards for employees. Includes things every employee should know and an employment checklist to help you learn about your workplace rights and entitlements.

Department of Employment

Fair Work Infoline

For information and advice about Australia's workplace rights and rules. If you have a question or problem relating to your workplace, call the Fair Work Infoline on 13 13 94.  Before you call, check out the Before you call checklist (63.6KB).  If you do not have this information when you call, you may be asked to find it out and call back.

Fair Work Ombudsman

Forms and publications - Comcare

Provides a single access point to the main Comcare forms and publications.


Indigenous Wage Subsidy (IWS)

Details an incentive paid to employers when they employ eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on an ongoing basis.

Department of Employment

Know your rights at work

The Commission can investigate and try to resolve complaints of discrimination and breaches of human rights in work, education, services and other areas of public life based on a person’s sex, disability, race, age and other attributes. You can make a complaint no matter where you live in Australia and at no cost.

Australian Human Rights Commission

Managing risks in the workplace

Efficient management of work health and safety risks within a workplace will reduce the number and severity of incidents.


National Employment Standards

Employers and employees in the national workplace system are covered by the National Employment Standards (NES). Under the NES, employees have certain minimum conditions. Together with pay rates in modern awards and minimum wage orders, the NES makes up the safety net that cannot be altered to the disadvantage of the employee.

Fair Work Ombudsman

Remuneration Tribunal (RT)

The Remuneration Tribunal (RT) is the independent statutory body that handles the pay of key Commonwealth offices including judges and related offices; Senators and Members of Parliament (MPs); chief executive officers (CEOs) such as the heads of Departments; and other full-time and part-time public offices.

Remuneration Tribunal

Safe Work Australia Month

27 October-2 November 2013
National Safe Work Australia Week raises awareness of workplace safety issues around Australia. It encourages all working Australians to get involved in and concentrate on safety in their workplace to reduce death, injury and disease.

Safe Work Australia

Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority (Seacare)

Works with the Australian maritime industry to reduce the human and financial costs of workplace injury. Seacare is a national scheme of occupational health and safety (OHS), rehabilitation and workers’ compensation arrangements which applies to defined seafaring employees and – in relation to OHS – defined third parties.

Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority (Seacare Authority)

Termination of employment

Provides information about issues related to unfair dismissal, redundancy, unlawful termination, and unlawful treatment in the workplace.

Fair Work Ombudsman

Visa holders and migrants – know your workplace rights

Find out what visa holders and migrants need to know before they start working in Australia.

Fair Work Ombudsman

Your rights and obligations – Immigration facts for workers

Provides an information booklet to assist workers from overseas to know their rights and help reduce the incidence of exploitation.
Booklets are available in several languages.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

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