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About the Court 

The Industrial Magistrates Court of Western Australia is established pursuant to section 81 of the Industrial Relations Act 1979 (WA) and can deal with breaches of legislated minimum entitlements and industrial instruments (such as awards, industrial or enterprise agreements, and orders).

Claims can be made pursuant to the:

  • Industrial Relations Act 1979 (WA) including breaches of:
    • protection of employee rights provisions set out in Part 6B, such as damaging action
    • the Minimum Conditions of Employment Act 1993 (WA)
    • the criminal prosecution jurisdiction
  • Long Service Leave Act 1958 (WA)
  • Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), including small claims under section 548
  • Orders of the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission

In addition to its powers under the Industrial Relations Act 1979 (WA), the Court can hear certain matters pursuant to the Construction Industry Portable Paid Long Service Leave Act 1985 (WA) and the Children and Community Services Act 2004 (WA).

Please see Types of Claims  for more detail on the types of claims the Court can deal with.

Sitting Industrial Magistrates

  • Industrial Magistrate Scaddan
  • Industrial Magistrate Coleman
  • Industrial Magistrate Cosentino
  • Industrial Magistrate Tsang
  • Industrial Magistrate Kucera