This is our Document search where you can find specific documents such as decisions, awards and agreements. For general information and forms, please visit the Fair Work Commission website.

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Search operators let you control and narrow down your search results.

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Search Operator - AND

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Proximity Search - ~

Wildcard Search - *

By combining operators, you can hone in on the exact cases you want.

For example: s.739 AND "Berri" Golden Cockerel~40 AND schedule AND ambig* NOT("variation" OR "217") - should return dispute decisions that consider Berri and Golden Cockerel, the use of schedules and ambiguity, without including decisions under s.217.

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Search operators let you control and narrow down your search results.

Phrase Search - " "

Search Operator - AND

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Search Operator - NOT

Proximity Search - ~

Wildcard Search - *

By combining operators, you can hone in on the exact cases you want.

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Search operators let you control and narrow down your search results.

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Search Operator - NOT

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By combining operators, you can hone in on the exact cases you want.

Selected filters

This where your selected filters will appear. You can select more than one filter option at a time.

If you select more than one filter from different filter types, your search will only include results that are tagged with all the selected filters, rather than results that have either of the selected filter options.

For example, if you select both the “s.394 (Unfair dismissal)” Case type filter and the “Full Bench” Bench type filter the search results will only be those tagged as both s.394 (Unfair dismissal) AND Full Bench, rather than all the documents tagged as either s.394 (Unfair dismissal) or Full Bench.

If you select more than one filter from the same filter type, it will show all results that are tagged with either of the selected filters.

For example, if you select both “s.394 (Unfair dismissal)” and “s.604 (Appeals)” from the Case type filter, it will show all results that are tagged with either “s.394 (Unfair dismissal)” OR “s.604 (Appeals)”.

Selected filters

You can use these filters to refine your search results. You can select more than one filter option at a time.

If you select more than one filter from different filter types, your search will only include results that are tagged with all the selected filters, rather than results that have either of the selected filter options.

For example, if you select both the “Educational services” Industry filter as well as “Current” in the Award status, the results will only be those tagged as both Educational services and Current, rather than all the documents tagged as either Educational services or Current.

If you select more than one filter from the same filter type, it will show all results that are tagged with either of the selected filters.

For example, if you select both “Pre reform Award” and “Transitional Award” from the Award type filter, it will show all results that are tagged with either “Pre reform Award” OR “Transitional Award”.

Selected filters

You can use these filters to refine your search results. You can select more than one filter option at a time.

If you select more than one filter from different filter types, your search will only include results that are tagged with all the selected filters, rather than results that have either of the selected filter options.

For example, if you select both the “Terminated” Agreement status and “Single-enterprise agreement” in the Agreement type filter, the results will only be those that are tagged as both Terminated and Single-enterprise agreement.

If you select more than one filter from the same filter type, it will show all results that are tagged with either of the selected filters.

For example, if you select both “Terminated” and “Quashed” from the Agreement status filter, it will show all results that are tagged with either “Terminated” OR “Quashed”.

Selected filters

You can use these filters to refine your search results. You can select more than one filter option at a time.

If you select more than one filter from different filter types, your search will only include results that are tagged with all the selected filters, rather than results that have either of the selected filter options.

For example, if you select both the “s.604 - appeal of decisions” Case type filter and “Justice Ross” in the Members & delegates filter, the Document Search will only show results that are tagged as both s.604 - appeal of decisions and Justice Ross.

If you select more than one filter from the same filter type, it will show all results that are tagged with either of the selected filters.

For example, if you select both “Commissioner Bissett” and “Commissioner Lee” from the Members & delegates filter, it will show all results that are tagged with either “Commissioner Bissett” OR “Commissioner Lee”.

Documents currently available on our website

Decisions

Awards

Enterprise agreements

Transcripts

Major cases

Recent changes to Document Search

We're continuing to make improvements to document search based on your feedback. If you'd like to provide feedback, you can use our feedback form.

General changes

  • User interface changes to improve the look of the search and to better support mobile devices and smaller screen sizes.
  • You can now preview and search PDF documents on mobile devices.
  • Extended download button in document view.
  • You can now select multiple filters before clicking apply.

Awards

  • The search will now apply a default filter. This filter is the ‘current’ tag which will only show awards where their status is tagged as ‘current’. This filter can be cleared.

Enterprise agreements

  • Historic agreements added, with tagging for agreement type and status.

Transcripts

  • Transcripts from September 2000 to 30 June 2022 added, with tagging for case type, matter number, Members & delegates, and document date.

Approval date

This is the date the agreement was approved. Some of our older agreements do not have data about the approval date. If you cannot find the agreement you are looking for, please try the ‘agreement type’ filter instead.

Nominal expiry date

This is the date the agreement is said to expire. Some agreements continue to operate after their nominal expiry date. Some of our older agreements do not have data about the nominal expiry date. If you cannot find the agreement you are looking for, please try the ‘agreement type’ filter instead.

Agreement Status

Approved

Ceased to operate – pre-2010 agreement

Pending extension

Extended

Other statuses

Agreement Type

Single-enterprise Agreement: An agreement made by an employer or two or more employers that are single interest employers.

Greenfields Agreement: An agreement for a genuine new enterprise that is new or about to start up and where the employer(s) have not yet hired the people who will work under the agreement.

Multi-enterprise Agreement: An agreement made by two or more employers that are not single interest employers.

Pre-Work Choices Agreement: agreements approved by the Australian Industrial Relations Commission prior to the commencement of the Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Act 2005.

Preserved State Agreement: state awards that became federal agreements under the Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Act 2005.

Workplace Determination: A workplace determination is similar to an enterprise agreement, but the terms and conditions have been determined by the Fair Work Commission.

Work Choices Agreement: agreements that were approved by the Workplace Authority.