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The Fair Work Ombudsman offers free information and advice to help employers understand their rights and responsibilities during the coronavirus outbreak.

If you are talking to your clients about the Workplace Legal Advice Program in the future, there are just a few key messages from FWO that may assist you:

  • The Program is for pandemic related workplace relations impacts.
  • FWO are trialling a new approach for application, that would involve employers completing the attached form and sending it through for confirmation. The FWO hope that businesses who may not have the time to call our contact centre would be able to fill in the form at a time that suits them but employers are still welcome to call the FWO on 13 13 94 if they have questions
  • The FWO will assess these applications as per the FAQS below.

Download FWO Workplace Legal Advice Program FAQs

FWO have made the applications forms available as per example below. Once complete these will need to be emailed to

The Workplace Legal Advice application forms is available on the FWO website – Who can access the Workplace Legal Advice Program

Download FWO Workplace Legal Advice Program Application Form

  • 29th October 2020