This section contains the rules and forms for commencing and progressing arbitration with the Workers’ Compensation Arbitration Service.

Arbitration rules

The Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Arbitration Rules 2011 (the Arbitration Rules) support the arrangements for resolving workers’ compensation disputes in Western Australia.

All parties to a dispute need to comply with the Arbitration Rules.

Arbitration forms

Online lodgement

WorkCover WA provides an online lodgement facility for submitting applications for arbitration. An electronically writeable and printable version of the appropriate application form for use by unrepresented workers, unrepresented dependants or uninsured employers, or when the online system is unavailable, is below.


Please note all forms need to be printed single-sided. Forms may be printed and completed by hand or electronically filled. Please note you cannot save content to these forms.