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The Industrial Relations Commission of NSW is improving access to services by providing online filing as an option.
The following forms are available online:
Unfair Dismissal Application form
Employer’s Response to Unfair Dismissal Application form
Notification of an Industrial Dispute form
Application for Public Sector Disciplinary Appeal form
Employer's Response to Public Sector Disciplinary Appeal form
Notice of Appearance form
Notice of Discontinuance form
Notice of Intention to File Notice of Ceasing to Act form
Notice of Ceasing to Act form; and
Notice of Change of Solicitor or Appointment of Solicitor form*
*Please note that reference on this form to advising a plaintiff or cross-claimant that court fees including hearing allocation fees may be payable is not applicable when using these forms in the Industrial Relations Commission.
The online forms are available on the NSW Courts and Tribunals Online Registry website. The Online Registry is an approved electronic case management system. For more information, see: File Online
Any party that is currently able to file the above listed forms over the counter can now file these forms online provided they have registered an account with the Online Registry.
Self-represented applicants and appellants
Legal representatives of applicants and appellants
Legal representatives of industrial organisations
Authorised officers of industrial organisations
Delegates of authorised officers or legal representatives
Any party wanting to submit a fee waiver application form with an unfair dismissal application must file their Unfair Dismissal Application form and the Fee waiver Application form in person at the Commission or at a Local Court or by Post. For more information, see: Unfair Dismissals
Yes. MS Word and PDF versions of the forms will still be available from the Commission’s website for the time being and can be filed in person at the Commission or by Post. Initiating process documents which have time limitations for filing such as Unfair Dismissal application forms and Application for Public Sector Disciplinary Appeal forms can be filed in person at the Commission or at a Local Court in NSW. For more information, visit: www.irc.nsw.gov.au
Yes. To file online, new users will need to register an account with the NSW Courts and Tribunals Online Registry.
Additionally, all organisations who are party to a proceeding and wish to use online filing must register their electronic organisation (eOrganisation) through the Online Registry (ORW) website. The purpose of this is to allow nominated users representing an organisation to file forms on behalf of that organisation.
Yes. Up to four supporting documents which are to be for the conciliation can be attached to either online form up to a total of 5MB each.
No. There are no changes to the current listing processes for the Commission.
When users file an application form online, they will receive two auto-generated emails. These are:
An acknowledgement that the application has been received. This includes the assigned case file number.
A notification acknowledging the application has been processed by the Commission’s Registry. It also includes an attached copy of the sealed and filed stamped form (together with any documents submitted with the application). If the application attracted a fee, a copy of the Online Registry invoice is also attached to this email.
The respondent will receive an auto-generated acknowledgement that the application has been received. This acknowledgement includes the sealed and filed stamped form and supporting documents.
Yes. The Online Registry is now available for Commission users to manage their cases including viewing filed documents, listings, and order transcripts.
11 May 2023
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