Following the Annual Wage Review 2022, the Fair Work Commission has made two important announcements.
National Minimum Wage increase
The National Minimum Wage will increase by $40 a week.
The new National Minimum Wage will be $812.60 per week or $21.38 per hour.
Award minimum wage increase
Award minimum wages will increase by 4.6%, which is subject to a minimum increase for award classifications of $40 per week and based on a 38-hour week for a full-time employee.
This means minimum award wages:
- above $869.60 per week, will get a 4.6% increase, and
- below $869.60 per week, will get a $40 increase.
When will these increases take effect?
The new National Minimum Wage will apply from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2022.
If you are covered by an award, award increases happen in two stages:
- Most awards will increase from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2022.
- For some awards in the aviation, hospitality and tourism industries, the increase will happen from 1 October 2022.
If you are covered by a registered agreement, you should check it to see whether this increase affects you.
It is important for providers and hosts to they are compliant with workplace laws and workers are being paid correctly. Providers who fail to comply with workplace laws risk having their licence reviewed, suspended, cancelled or have conditions placed on it.
For more information, please visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website.