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Core responsibilities

NSW IR promotes compliance with industrial legislation by:

  • providing information, advice and assistance relating to industrial entitlements
  • undertaking industrial inspections and industry targeted campaigns
  • where necessary, prosecuting breaches of industrial law
  • has a specialist team to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in NSW understand their rights and responsibilities as employees, employers and managers.

NSW IR promotes workplace reform in NSW by:

  • advising employers, workers and unions on workplace reform issues
  • providing practical training on how to introduce implement and maintain workplace reform initiatives
  • publishing and distributing information that promotes best practice principles.

NSW IR leads industrial relations reform in the NSW public sector by:

  • providing innovative and principles based direction on industrial relations matters 
  • proactively developing and promoting best practice across the sector.

We also actively participate as a partner in the Commonwealth’s national workplace relations framework.

Primary legislation

NSW Industrial Relations administers the following legislation:

Related legislation

Other related legislation within the Industrial Relations Portfolio includes: