Welcome to Australian Hostels Association, WA

Workplace Relations

The AHA(WA) provides extensive workplace relations services. Members can obtain advice and representation on all workplace relations matters. This service includes advice on:

  • Award and Wage rates;
  • Interpretation of all hospitality awards both State and Federal;
  • Unfair Dismissal, General Protections, Fair Work Ombudsman & Equal Opportunity Commission matters and representation;
  • Recruitment, Performance Management & Termination of staff;
  • Occupational Safety and Health;
  • Enterprise Agreements;
  • Submissions for Member Interests to Federal and State Industrial Relations Commissions.
  • Calculation and analysis of yearly wage increases;
  • Template contracts of employment;
  • Access to salary surveys for both the Hospitality Sector;
  • Liaison with State and Federal Government Departments pertaining to industry audits/campaigns such as the ongoing Fair Work Ombudsman and WorkSafe campaigns.



Western Australia's hospitality and tourism industry requires Government policy to deliver effective strategies to address labour and skills shortages that exist within the whole State of Western Australia.

AHA(WA) has held extensive briefings and discussions with:

  • State and Federal Members of Parliament;
  • Federal Department of Immigration & Border Protection;
  • State Department of Training and Workforce Development;
  • FutureNow;
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WA);
  • Migration Agents; ISA Group (Entered into a Memorandum of Understanding in December 2010 to provide Filipino chefs, cooks and managers to AHA(WA) members) 

AHA(WA) has also actively participated in:

  • Development meetings on the State Migration Plan and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme;
  • Meetings with other interested parties such as Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Hospitality Group Training;
  • Extensive lobbying to make Perth a different classification for applications through the General Skilled Migration program;
  • Annual Skills West Expo attracting youth to start careers in the Hospitality Industry;
  • Extensive lobbying of the Subclass 457 Visas, Working Holiday Visa categories and Student Visa to enable a better deal for members.


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