Worker representation and participation guide


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This guide is currently been updated following amendments to Right of Entry provisions in the Fair Work Act 2009. The Fair Work Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Act 2023 amended the Fair Work Act to remove the requirement for union officials assisting a state or territory WHS representative to hold a Fair Work entry permit. More information about these changes can be found on the Fair Work Commission website.

The guide covers the representation and participation of workers in health and safety matters at the workplace. It also provides guidance on resolving health and safety issues.  

Use this guide if you’re a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) and you employ workers or if you are a worker and want to find out about work health and safety representation and participation. 

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