The Fair Work Commission is the independent national workplace relations tribunal. It carries out a range of functions relating to awards and agreements, termination and industrial action and disputes.
The Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) is responsible for ensuring cooperative, productive and harmonious workplace relations in the building industry.
The Fair Work Ombudsman provides a number of tools and resources to help employers and employees understand their workplace rights and obligations.
Workplace health and safety
Safe Work Australia is the statutory agency overseeing the harmonisation of state and territory workplace health and safety laws.
Each state and territory has a local workplace health and safety body, which regulates and investigates breaches of laws about workplace health and safety, including bullying and harassment.
- Comcare Australian Government Agency
- Work Safe ACT
- SafeWork NSW
- NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority
- Insurance and Care NSW (iCare)
- NT Worksafe
- SafeWork SA
- WorkSafe Queensland
- WorkSafe Tasmania
- WorkSafe Victoria
- WorkCover Western Australia
- WorkSafe Western Australia
Australasian Legal Information Institute provides access to legislation and court judgements as well as summaries on the law.
Commonwealth of Australia Law ComLaw provides online copies of Commonwealth legislation and related documents.
The Federal Court of Australia has jurisdiction to deal with most civil disputes, along with some criminal matters.
The High Court of Australia is the supreme court in Australia and decides cases of federal significance and hears appeals from Federal, State and Territory courts.
Legal aid in each state and territory may be able to provide legal advice or assistance.