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About IRSV

The IRSV has members drawn from unions, employers, government, the State and Federal tribunals, the legal profession, industrial relations consultants and universities.

Membership is open to practitioners in the industrial relation field and those engaged in industrial research, teaching or study.

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IRSV Patron’s Night – Thursday 15 November 2018

Invitation to attend the 2018 IRSV Annual General Meeting and Patron's Night Dinner

Student Essay Writing Competition - Submission Deadline Extended


The Industrial Relations Society of Victoria invites all Victorian undergraduate and postgraduate students to submit an essay to the annual Industrial Relations Society of Victoria Student Essay Writing Competition. The winning entries at undergraduate and postgraduate level will each receive a cash prize of $500. The winners will also receive a free annual student membership of the IRSV for 2018/19 year. Second place winners in each category will also receive a membership and a small prize.

Industrial Relations Society of Victoria Networking Night - July 2018

IRSV Networking Night - July 2018


The Industrial Relations Society of Victoria is pleased to invite you to attend its next networking event.

The IRSV is comprised of members from the spectrum of industrial relations, including unions, employers, employer associations, the legal profession, academia and students, as well as receiving the tremendous support of Members of the Fair Work Commission. 

Don't miss this great opportunity to network and share ideas with other industrial relations practitioners and enthusiasts.


Date: Thursday 26 July 

Top picks from The Journal of Industrial Relations

The Publishers of the JIR have provided us with links to their curated top picks of articles from the 2016 publications.

IRSV members and non-members alike can access the picks here:


A rmeinder that for members of the IRSV you can access the JIR online as part of your membership.

Current members access to the JIR Online

A significant development in improving the value of an IRSV membership has now commenced - IRSV members can now access the Journal of Industrial Relations (JIR). This prestigious periodical is a key resource for all industrial practitioners.

To access the JIR:
Log on to http://online.sagepub.com/
2. Click on "My tools", and then "Manage my account"

Online memberships - re-opened

Please note: The online membership portal has re-opened following site maintenance - the refreshed membership links can be found at http://www.irsv.asn.au/membership.

Online membership renewal

Please go to: http://www.cvent.com/d/rfq8x3/3W to renew or change your membership.

Online credit card payments can now be accepted.

IRSV Launches its Facebook page!

The IRSV is proud to announce the launch of its brand new Facebook page!

Click here: https://www.facebook.com/industrialrelationsvictoria to visit another way of interacting with the Society and its wonderful membership - without whom we are nothing.

Of course the normal social media etiquette applies - don't denigrate, don't abuse, IRSV retains right to remove posts etc.

Take a look and we look forward to seeing you soon.



Reminder - Register for 2014 AGM + Patron's Night Dinner


Invitation to attend The 2014 IRSV AGM and Patron's Night Dinner




Invitation to attend the 2018 IRSV Annual General Meeting and Patron's Night Dinner

Thursday 15 November - The AGM begins at 5:30pm and all members are invited to attend.

We are pleased to confirm that reservations are now open for our annual Patron's Night Dinner.
The Patron's Night Dinner immediately follows the IRSV AGM (which all members are invited to) and is a wonderful opportunity to relax amongst friends and colleagues about 'the year that was' over a meal and drinks.