An employee’s position is made redundant when an employer no longer requires that position to be performed by that employee, or by anyone else, because of operational changes or insolvency. Some employees are entitled to redundancy pay where they have been made redundant. See our fact sheet Redundancy for further information.

Note that if an employer claims that you were made redundant to defend an unfair dismissal claim made under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), the employer must demonstrate that your redundancy was a genuine redundancy.