Fair Work Information Statement

Employers must give every new employee a copy of the Fair Work Information Statement (FWIS) before, or as soon as possible after, they start their new job.

Employers must also give every new casual employee a copy of the Casual Employment Information Statement (CEIS) at the same time.

When an employee enters a new fixed term contract, they must also be given a copy of the Fixed Term Contract Information Statement (FTCIS).

The Fair Work Information Statement (FWIS)

The FWIS provides new employees with information about their conditions of employment.

The FWIS is also available in a number of different languages in our Language help section.

The FWIS has information on:

  • the National Employment Standards
  • right to request flexible working arrangements
  • modern awards
  • making agreements under the Fair Work Act 2009
  • individual flexibility arrangements
  • freedom of association and workplace rights (general protections)
  • termination of employment
  • right of entry
  • the role of the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Fair Work Commission.

Video: The FWIS and the CEIS

Watch our short video to learn about:

  • what’s in the FWIS and the CEIS
  • how and when employers need to give new employees a copy of the FWIS and the CEIS.


Providing employees with the FWIS

The FWIS can be given to new employees:

  • in person
  • by mail
  • by email
  • by emailing a link to this page of our website
  • by emailing a link to a copy of the FWIS available on the employer’s intranet
  • by fax
  • by another method.

Source reference: Fair Work Act 2009 s.125

Tools and resources

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Have a workplace problem?

Problems can happen in any workplace. If you have a workplace problem, we have tools and information to help you resolve it.

Check out our Fixing a workplace problem section for practical information about:

  • working out if there is a problem
  • speaking with your employer or employee about fixing the problem
  • getting help from us if you can't fix the problem.

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