Related sites

This page has links to other government bodies and support services websites.

Government organisations

Workplace relations

The Fair Work Commission external-icon.png (the 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 Commissionexternal-icon.png (ABCC) is responsible for ensuring cooperative, productive and harmonious workplace relations in the building industry.

The Registered Organisations Commission external-icon.png (ROC) is the independent regulator of unions and employer associations. It promotes compliance with financial reporting, efficient management and high standards of accountability. 

Tax

The Australian Taxation Office external-icon.png (ATO) provides a number of tools and resources to help employers, owner drivers and hirers meet their tax obligations.

Workplace health and safety

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.

Safe Work Australia external-icon.png is the statutory agency leading the development of national policy to improve work health and safety and workers' compensation arrangements across Australia. 

Comcare (Commonwealth) external-icon.png works with employees and employers to minimise the impact of harm in the workplace.

Human trafficking and slavery

The Australian Federal Police external-icon.png is responsible for investigating human trafficking, slavery and slavery-like practices such as servitude, forced labour and forced marriage, which are complex crimes and a major violation of human rights.

Anti-discrimination

We can help with discrimination issues in the workplace. To find out how we can help go to Protection from discrimination at work.

If we can't help, there are national and state or territory anti-discrimination bodies that may be able to assist.

National

The Australian Human Rights Commission external-icon.png considers and accepts complaints of workplace discrimination, harassment and bullying covered under federal law including bullying or harassment complaints based on race, sex, age, sexual orientation, religion or disability. The Commission also has a free National Information Service external-icon.png that provides information and referrals for individuals and employers on a range of discrimination issues.

State and territory 

Each state and territory has a local anti-discrimination body, which can consider and investigate breaches of state or territory anti-discrimination laws in workplaces. To resolve complaints, these bodies often use conciliation between both parties in their dispute resolution process.

Family & domestic violence

The national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service 1800 RESPECT external-icon.png provides confidential information, counselling and support for people impacted by domestic and family violence

Legal organisations

We are not affiliated with, and do not endorse, any commercial providers of advisory or workplace relations services. Read our full statement on Private firms and workplace advisory services for more information.

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