The Industrial Relations Commission of New South Wales may hear and determine appeals against decisions relating to the
discipline of NSW public sector employees. (With the commencement of the
Government Sector Employment Act 2013 there is no longer a right of appeal to the Commission against a promotional decision). Members of the NSW Police also have
appeal rights in respect of refusal to have injury or illness classified as work related.
Appeals must be lodged within strict time limits. (Section 100B ,
Industrial Relations Act 199).
Decisions are final except for a right of appeal to the Full Bench of the Commission in Court Session on a question of law. (Section 197B ,
Industrial Relations Act 1996).
Industrial Relations Act 1996 No 17
Practice Note No. 23A - Procedures - Public Sector Promotion and Disciplinary Appeals
The decisions of the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW in relation to discipline and jurisdiction matters of Public Sector Appeals that may be of interest can be accessed on
Decisions of the former Government and Related Employees Appeal Tribunal to 30 June 2010 can be accessed by
contacting the Industrial Relations Commission .
Public Sector Disciplinary Appeals
Police Hurt on Duty Appeals