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The Fair Work Ombudsman’s (FWO) role is to promote cooperative and compliant workplace relations in Australia. We help employees, employers, contractors and the community to understand their rights and responsibilities in the workplace.

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About Us

Fair Work Ombudsmen


The Fair Work Ombudsman’s (FWO) role is to promote cooperative and compliant workplace relations in Australia. We help employees, employers, contractors and the community to understand their rights and responsibilities in the workplace.

We provide education and advice, promote and monitor compliance with workplace laws, investigate breaches of the Fair Work Act and act when needed.

Application process

Fair Work Ombudsmen


  • Submit your application via our online portal eRecruit. Most roles will require you to submit a written response addressing your interest in the role and how your skills and experience relate to the position. You will also need to include referee details.
  • If shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an interview.
  • Next you will be asked to complete a work sample assessment (WSA) exercise. This is based on the duties that you’d be asked to perform in the role, should be successful.
  • Referee checks

Diversity & Inclusion

Fair Work Ombudsmen


The Fair Work Ombudsman is committed to:

  • Creating employment opportunities free from barriers
  • Promoting flexible careers
  • Open and transparent communication
  • Robust workforce planning and talent management
  • Supporting the cultural and career needs of our people

Perks & Benefits

Fair Work Ombudsmen


  • Flexible working hours
  • Part-time options
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Study assistance
  • Mentoring programs
  • Free and confidential counselling for you and your immediate family

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