Applications to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC)
The procedures involved in making an application to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission are defined in the Industrial Relations Act 2016 (The Act). Click here to view the relevant sections of the Act.
An application must be filed in accordance with the correct form of the Industrial Relations (Tribunals) Rules 2011. Click here to download the relevant form. Please note that the forms are not designed to be filled out online. Applications and other documents may be filed by email, fax, post or hand delivered.
Once an application has been filed in the Industrial Registrar's Office, a directions order will be prepared by the Industrial Registrar. The directions order will include the following information:-
- the parties on whom a copy of the application, directions order and any other related material must be served;
- the date and nature of any hearing set; and
- the date by which responses (if any) must be filed.
It may be necessary to arrange for an agent to be appointed to represent the applicant at the hearing. Section 529 of the Act and Part 4 of the Rules relate to representation of parties at hearings.