Right of entry

Union officials may have a right to enter building worksites under certain circumstances. The following pages outline when and how union officials are able to enter workplaces.

Investigating a breach of a workplace law

Information on when a union official has the right to enter building sites and other premises to investigate a breach of a workplace law.

 

Holding discussions with employees

Information on when a union official has the right to enter building sites and other premises to hold discussions with employees.

 

Performing inspections under WHS law

A union official may have a right to perform WHS inspections under state or territory WHS legislation. In order to perform WHS inspections, union officials must ensure they meet certain requirements.

 

Rights and responsibilities when on site

Information on the rights and responsibilities of union officials and employers when a union official exercises a right to enter a building site or premises.

 

No Permit List

A list of current union officials who do not hold a valid federal entry permit is available below. This list has been limited to include persons who hold executive, organiser or field officer positions in building associations whose rules allow for membership by building employees.

 

Permits with conditions

A list of current union officials who have had conditions imposed on their federal entry permit is available.


Need more information?

For further information, advice or assistance please contact the ABCC at 1800 003 338 or enquiry@abcc.gov.au.