We help resolve disputes that happen in the national workplace relations system. When someone sends us an application to start a case, we support both sides to find a solution.
Sometimes informal processes fail. Sometimes we don't use them or one of the parties chooses not to take part. If so, the case continues to a formal legal process. This means the parties must attend a hearing or conference at our tribunal.
What to do when we set your tribunal date
We send instructions to the people in a case. This is the 'notice of listing'.
About conferences and hearings
Differences between conferences and hearings and your right to a fair hearing.
Prepare for a conference or hearing
What to do, whether you have a lawyer or agent, or plan to represent yourself.
Possible outcomes of a hearing or conference
Find out what decisions are possible and what to do if you disagree.
What happens during a hearing
A hearing in front of a Commission Member follows a formal procedure.
On the day of your conference or hearing
Know where you need to be and be ready at the time and date we give you.
Recording a hearing or conference
You generally cannot record a hearing or conference.
Ask to delay a hearing or conference
You need to have a good reason for us to agree to delay.