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Offices closed on Thursday, 22 September 2022

15 Sep 2022

On Thursday, 22 September 2022 we will observe a National Day of Mourning for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

Our offices will be closed, as the day has been declared a public holiday to allow people to pay their respects for the passing of Her Majesty the Queen.

If you have a conciliation, conference or hearing scheduled that day we will contact you if the date is going to change.

Emergency hearings outside of business hours

If you need an emergency hearing outside of business hours (for example, an application to stop unprotected industrial action), please call 0438 244 996 and leave a voice message.

This telephone number is not for questions about applications such as unfair dismissal, general protections, bullying or sexual harassment. Please contact our Helpline on 1300 799 675 during business hours if you need help.

Lodging an application on the public holiday

You can lodge an application at any time by sending your completed form by email to
Find out more: Apply or lodge a form

21 day time limit for dismissal applications

There is a 21 day time limit for lodging unfair dismissal applications and general protections dismissal applications.

This deadline still applies even if our office is closed. It is very important that you get your application in before the deadline.

We count the 21 days from the date your dismissal took effect.

If the deadline falls on a weekend or a public holiday, we will extend the time limit to the next day. You can lodge an application by email when we’re closed.

Remember that you can always lodge your application before the deadline. It is easier to add more information to your application after you’ve lodged it than it is to lodge a late application.

Friday, 23 September 2022 is also a public holiday in Victoria. Our Melbourne office will be closed, but all other offices will be open.

Monday, 26 September 2022 is also a public holiday in Western Australia. Our Perth office will be closed, but all other offices will be open.