About Us

The Workplace Research Centre (WRC) is one of Australia's leading research organisations on work and employment.


Over 22 years we have successfully completed on-time and on-budget, over 100 major contract research projects and multiple smaller scale studies.

Conferences & Advocacy Training

Our programs have a deserved reputation for quality, value-for-money and practical relevance.

Latest News

  • Registrations now open - Legacies and future directions for IR research symposium: 4 December 2014 07 Oct 2014

    After 25 years of engaging with end users to produce applied industrial relations research, the Workplace Research Centre will close at the end of 2014.


  • Workplace Research Centre: End of an era but legacies to live on 28 Aug 2014

    After 25 years of research, training and events that have profoundly shaped how Australia thinks about work, the Workplace Research Centre will close on 31 December 2014.

    The staff of the WRC is embarking on a new initiative to deepen applied research expertise across all disciplines within the University of Sydney Business School and take the School's engagement with thoughtful practitioners and interested members of the public to new levels.


  • Sustainable Work: Health, Wellbeing and Productivity - A Symposium: 17 July 2014 03 Jul 2014

    The Sustainable Work Symposium being held on 17 July 2014 will explore the complex connections between work, wellbeing and productivity. The event will feature presentations by researchers and practitioners from a diverse range of organisations including the University of Sydney, NSW Health, Comcare, Davidson Trahaire Corpsych, National Employment Services Association, the Blackdog Institute and the Centre for Work + Life, University of South Australia.