Fair Work Act 2009

The Fair Work Ombudsman provides a range of resources to help employers and employees understand their rights and obligations under Australian workplace laws. The Fair Work Ombudsman can also investigate allegations of non-compliance with these laws.

Employees working in Australia are protected by the Fair Work Act 2009. The Fair Work Act 2009 applies to any fixed platform and some ships operating in Australian territorial waters, the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone or waters about the Continental Shelf.

More information is available on the Fair Work Ombudsman's Maritime industry—workplace rights and entitlements webpage.