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All workers in Australia are entitled to basic rights at work, no matter the length of employment or the type of work.

The Fair Work Ombudsman is the Australian Federal authority responsible for making sure everyone has access to workplace information.

Watch this video, to learn more:

You will find information about pay rates, treatment at work, hours, terms and conditions and much more on The Fair Work Ombudsman website.

When working in Australia, each state has a ‘Human Rights Commission’ that takes care of workplace complaints, training and promoting public discussion on; sexual harassment, pay and wages discrimination, vilification, victimisation and more.  Visit the Human Rights Commission website for more information,

Additional Information

National Employment Standards (NES)

There are 10 National Employment Standards and a National Minimum Wage determined by the Australian Government Fair Work Ombudsman. Together they make up the minimum entitlements for employees in Australia.

The Fair Work Ombudsman also provides a checklist for you, so you can make sure that you are receiving all entitlements.

Even if you are working in Australia under a visa, it is the law that you receive these standards and checklist upon employment.

Read the National Employment Standards now.

Read the My Employment Checklist now.

Your Visa and your rights

If you will be working in Australia under a Visa, you need to make sure you understand your right to work and entitlements. This information is attached to your Visa.

When you start work, your employer will ask for your visa and passport information. They will log on to Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) and check your work entitlements. As part of this process, you may need to provide proof of your identity to your employer.

You can check your own entitlements and obligations online at VEVO.

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