About us

The Office of Industrial Relations (OIR) joined the Department of Education in December 2017, reporting to The Hon. Grace Grace MP, Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations.

OIR has more than 800 staff in Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Innisfail, Ipswich, Logan, Mackay, Maroochydore, Maryborough, Robina, Rockhampton, Roma, Toowoomba and Townsville.

We offer a range of policy, advisory, compliance and specialist technical services and initiatives including:

  • targeted initiatives that engage with workers, business and the community to build safe and fair workplaces
  • ensuring compliance with work health and safety, electrical safety, industrial relations and workers' compensation regulatory frameworks and taking any necessary enforcement action
  • managing registration, licensing, certification and accreditation regimes for workplace and electrical safety.

Refer to our office locations throughout Queensland.

Our goal

In partnership with our stakeholders, we strive to achieve the lowest rate of work-related and electrical fatality, injury and disease in the nation, improved workers' compensation regulatory services and a fair industrial relations framework in Queensland.

Further information

Last updated 12 August 2018