Office hours for 2023-24 holiday period

Fair Work Commission

Our offices will be closed over the holiday period between 22 December 2023 and 1 January 2024. Our helpline will be open on 28 and 29 December 2023.

DateOfficesHelpline (1300 799 675)
Friday, 22 December 2023Offices close at 3pmHelpline closes at 3pm
Monday, 25 December 2023 (Christmas Day)ClosedHelpline closed
Tuesday, 26 December 2023 (Boxing Day public holiday)ClosedHelpline closed
Wednesday, 27 December 2023ClosedHelpline closed
Thursday, 28 December 2023ClosedHelpline open


Friday, 29 December 2023ClosedHelpline open


Monday, 1 January 2024 (New Year’s Day)ClosedHelpline closed

Emergency hearings outside of business hours

If you need an emergency hearing outside of business hours (for example, an application to stop unprotected industrial action), please call 0438 244 996 and leave a voice message.

This telephone number is not for questions about applications such as unfair dismissal, general protections, bullying or sexual harassment. Please contact our Helpline on 1300 799 675 if you need help with this.

Lodging an application over the holiday period

You can lodge an application at any time over the holiday period.

Apply online through our Online Lodgment Service to make:

  • an Unfair dismissal application (Form F2)
  • a General protections application involving dismissal (Form F8)
  • a General protections application not involving dismissal (Form F8C)
  • an Application for the Commission to deal with an unlawful termination dispute (Form F9), or
  • an Application for approval of an enterprise agreement (other than a greenfields agreement) (Form F16)

You can also lodge an application by sending us your completed form by email.

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