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Work in Australia

Work in Australia

Australia offers great employment opportunities and is a wonderful place to call your home. The lifestyle is stress-free, there are plenty of employment opportunities available and the Australian Government welcomes skilled workers in any discipline with a passion to do their best.

To work, you must have a valid Australian visa with work rights, and a range of temporary and permanent skilled visas are available. In keeping with Australian laws, all employees are provided with basic rights and protection in the workplace. To get updated relevant information please visit http://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/Trav/Work

The Fair Work Ombudsman

The Fair Work Ombudsman is an independent statutory office. Our Jurisdiction is set out in the Fair Work Act 2009 and our services are free to all workers and employers in Australia.

Our main role is to:

  • Promote harmonious, productive and cooperative workplace relations
  • Ensure compliance with Australian workplace laws
  • Monitor certain 457 and 482 subclass visa arrangements

Fair Work Information Statement

The Statement provides new employees with information about their conditions of employment.

The Statement has information on:

  • The National Employment Standards
  • Right to request flexible working arrangements
  • Modern awards
  • Making agreements under the Fair Work Act 2009
  • Individual flexibility arrangements
  • Freedom of association and workplace rights (general protections)
  • Termination of employment
  • Right of entry
  • The role of the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Fair Work Commission

Click here to download the Fair Work Information Statement.

Employee Entitlement

There are rules about what employees get at work, such as what hours they work and how often they have to have a break. These rules can be set out in different places such as an award, registered agreement or an employment contract.

Bullying & harassment

Find out what bullying at work is, who is protected and how to get help.

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Protections at work

Learn what employee rights are protected at work and where to get help.

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