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FWC filing fee increase and other changes

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has advised of a filing fee increase and other changes taking effect from 1 July.

The application fee for dismissals, general protections and bullying at work applications made under sections 365, 372, 394, 773 and 789FC of the Fair Work Act 2009 has increased to $74.90.

Also effective from 1 July, the high-income threshold in unfair dismissal cases has increased to $158,500 and the compensation limit is now $79,250 for dismissals occurring on or after 1 July 2021.

In addition, the Fair Work Commission has published an updated version of the Unfair dismissal benchbook and the General protections benchbook. The updated versions reflect:

  • increases to the application fees, the high-income threshold and the compensation limit
  • recent amendments to the Fair Work Act in relation to casual employees, and
  • the current value of a penalty unit.

The commission’s benchbooks are designed to be read online and can be accessed from the Benchbooks page of the FWC website. A printable version of each benchbook is available for download.

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