See Fair Work Act s.370(b)
If a person is affected by a contravention of a civil remedy provision the person can apply to the Federal Court or the Federal Circuit and Family Court for an order from the court.
If the contravention involves the dismissal of a person, this type of application cannot be made without first applying to the Fair Work Commission to deal with the dispute, unless the application for a court order includes an application for an interim injunction.
Comparison – Court application (interim injunction)
Coverage: ALL Australian employees
Cost for application: $77.80 (can be waived in cases of serious financial hardship)
Lodgment time limit: 14 days
High income threshold: No limit
Maximum amount of compensation possible: Imposing a maximum penalty for each breach of $66,600 for a body corporate or $13,320 for an individual.