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The Commission

The Tasmanian Industrial Commission (the Commission) is the industrial tribunal for Tasmania established under the Industrial Relations Act 1984. Staffing and support services are provided by the Department of Justice.

The Commission's role is predominately related to the Tasmanian State Service and is to:

  • conciliate and arbitrate to resolve industrial disputes, including claims of unfair dismissal
  • fix wages rates
  • set terms and conditions of employment by making industrial awards and approving enterprise agreements and industrial agreements.
  • review an action in respect of which an application for review has been made under section 50(1) of the State Service Act 2000.

Unless otherwise outlined in an award or registered agreement, the Long Service Leave Act 1976 will continue to apply to private sector employees in Tasmania and will be administered by WorkSafe Tasmania - telephone 1300 366 322 (Callers outside Tasmania (03) 6166 4600).  The Commission can hear disputes in relation to long service leave in the private sector.

Members of the Commission are:

  • President Tim Abey
  • Deputy President Nicole Wells
  • Commissioner Tim Lee
  • Commissioner Michael Roberts
  • Commissioner Nicholas Wilson.

The Industrial Registry

The Registry provides administrative support to the Commission.

Registry Hours are 9.00am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

Industrial and State Service review applications on the prescribed form in relation to matters to be heard and determined by the Commission or Registrar are filed with the Registry and no filing fee applies.

Staff cannot provide advice or comment on the merits of an application. They also cannot provide opinion or advice on or interpret awards or agreements. However, staff can assist applicants with information and direction regarding application processes.


Hearings before the Commission and Registrar are recorded.

A transcript of proceedings is produced whenever an award is being made or varied.

In all other matters a transcript of proceedings is produced only at the direction of the presiding member.

If a transcript of proceedings is produced, a copy is provided without charge only to the parties who attended the hearing.

In relation to State Service review matters proceedings may be manually and/or electronically recorded at the direction of the presiding member.

As a general rule, a transcript will be produced for formal State Service review hearings and made available to the parties only.