Unfair dismissal in Australia

Here is a summary of the unfair dismissal jurisdictions and time limits in Australia

 

Unfair dismissal jurisdictions

 

For persons employed in Western Australia

The Fair Work Commission for national system employees; time limit 21 days

The WA Industrial Relations Commission for sole traders and State government entities; time limit 28 days

 

For persons employed in Queensland

The Fair Work Commission for national system employees and others who are not state and local government employees; time limit 21 days

The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission for state and local government employees; time limit 21 days

 

For persons employed in New South Wales

The Fair Work Commission for national system employees; time limit 21 days

The NSW Industrial Relations Commission for state and local government employees; time limit 21 days

 

For persons employed in South Australia

The Fair Work Commission for national system employees; time limit 21 days

The South Australian Employment Tribunal for state and local government employees; time limit 21 days

 

For all persons employed in Victoria, NT and ACT except some law enforcement officers

The Fair Work Commission; time limit 21 days