Acting as a representative
A representative is a person, association, business, firm or industry body who has the capacity to represent a party in a matter before the Commission. Representatives may be union officials, employer associations, registered industrial agents, lawyers, family members or friends.
For information on representation and representing yourself, please read the Commission’s representation fact sheet by clicking here.
Registered industrial agents
A registered industrial agent is an agent who has been formally registered by the Registrar of the Commission, under s 112A of the Industrial Relations Act 1979 (WA) (IR Act). Registered industrial agents generally charge for their services and are authorised to appear before the Commission and to provide advice or other services in relation to industrial matters. Under the IR Act, registration as an agent does not require any formal qualification and should not be considered an endorsement of the agent’s professional aptitude by the Commission.
Industrial agents have a duty to comply with the Code of Conduct outlined in Schedule 1 of the Industrial Relations (Industrial Agents) Regulations 1997 (WA). In accordance with regulation 7, industrial agents must also maintain professional indemnity insurance.
Please contact the Registry for a list of registered industrial agents, as maintained by the Registrar under s 112A of the IR Act.
If you would like to apply for registration as an industrial agent, please contact the Registry for further information.