Most documents issued by the Fair Work Commission are available online. Decisions and orders are available as soon as they are issued by the Commission, including decisions and orders issued outside of standard business hours.
Major cases have a dedicated section on this website.
You can subscribe to receive email updates to many of the documents and information materials posted to this website through our subscription services.
Some proceedings in the Commission are held in private. Transcripts and other documents relating to such proceedings may not be available to the public.
Decisions and orders of the Commission can be found using the Search documents tab at the top of each page on this website.
To find a particular document, search using information such as:
Documents are posted here as soon as they are issued by the Commission.
Decisions and orders of the Commission, as well as decisions and orders of the Commission's predecessors, can also be found through the Archived decisions and orders pages.
Summaries of decisions in matters that deal with important issues of principle, or that have generated significant public interest, are also available. The decision summaries are published at the same time as the decision is published.
Not all decisions or orders issued prior to July 2000 are available in electronic format, although many can be accessed through the Search documents facility on this website. To inquire about pre-2000 decisions or orders, contact the Commission on 1300 799 675.
The Commission has published a guide on appeals for people who do not agree with a decision made in their case.
The Appeal a decision or order page outlines the appeal process, including:
Parties who do not agree with the outcome of an appeal heard by the Fair Work Commission may apply to the Federal Court of Australia for a judicial review. Summary information about outstanding and completed matters in the High Court of Australia and the Federal Court of Australia that relate to decisions of the Fair Work Commission can be found on the Court reviews pages.