Fair Work Information Statement - Australian Government

Service summary

All employers covered by the national workplace relations system have an obligation to give each new employee a Fair Work Information Statement before, or as soon as possible after, the new staff member starts employment.

It provides basic information on national standards for employment matters and contains information about:

  • The National Employment Standards (NES);
  • The effect on an employee's NES entitlements when there is a transfer of business:
  • Modern awards;
  • Agreement making under Act;
  • Individual flexibility arrangements:
  • The right to freedom of association;
  • Termination of employment;
  • Right of entry (including the protection of personal information by privacy laws); and
  • The role of related Government Agencies.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

The statement may be provided in the following ways:

  • Giving it personally to the employee;
  • Posting it to the employee;
  • Emailing it, or a direct electronic link, to the employee;
  • Faxing it to the employee; or
  • Another method that meets the requirements.

It is recommended that the employer retain details of how the statement was provided to each employee.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding requirements.

Duration

Ongoing.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

No fees are required.

Other resources

Administering agency

Fair Work Ombudsman

Act(s) name

Fair Work Act 2009 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Fair Work Regulations 2009 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries
Fair Work Ombudsman


Operating address:
Level 11
208 Bunda Street and cnr Akuna Street
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9887
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

131394

Phone:

131394

Phone:

131394

Enquiries
Fair Work Ombudsman


Operating address:
Level 17
400 George Street
Brisbane City
Queensland 4000

Phone:

131394

Phone:

131394

Enquiries
Fair Work Ombudsman


Operating address:
Level 2
148 Frome Street
Adelaide
South Australia 5000

Phone:

131394

Phone:

131394

Enquiries
Fair Work Ombudsman


Operating address:
Level 12
255 Elizabeth St
Sydney
New South Wales 2001

Phone:

131394

Phone:

131394

Enquiries
Fair Work Ombudsman


Operating address:
Level 6
414 La Trobe Street
Melbourne
Victoria 3000

Phone:

131394

Phone:

131394

Enquiries
Fair Work Ombudsman


Operating address:
Level 3
142 - 146 Elizabeth Street
Hobart
Tasmania 7000

Phone:

131394

Phone:

131394

Enquiries
Fair Work Ombudsman


Operating address:
Level 9
140 St Georges Terrace
Perth
Western Australia 6000

Phone:

131394

Phone:

131394

Enquiries
Fair Work Ombudsman


Operating address:
Level 3
39-41 Woods Street
Darwin
Northern Territory 0801

Phone:

131394

Phone:

131394

Supporting information

Disclaimer

The information contained on the Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) web site, or via packages or other sources is intended for general guidance only.

To the full extent permitted by law, the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments make no representations or warranties (expressed or implied) in relation to the information, including its accuracy, currency or completeness.

The business information provided does not constitute professional or legal advice, nor is the use of any third party resource an endorsement of the information contained, the associated organisation, product or service. It is recommended that you obtain appropriate professional and /or independent legal advice to ensure that the material provided here is relevant to your particular circumstances.

To the full extent permitted by law the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments, their employees and agents do not accept any liability for any reason, including without limitation, liability in negligence, to any person for the general information which is provided herein, or in respect of anything, including the consequences of anything done, or not done, by any such person in whole or partial reliance upon the information.