Australia: New National Minimum Wage Increase

June 28, 2021
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The new national minimum wage will apply from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2021. This means if you have a weekly pay period that starts on Friday, the new rates will apply from Friday 9th July 2021.

The increase doesn’t affect employees who already get paid more than the new minimum wage.

The increase will happen in 3 stages

#1 Most awards will increase from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2021.

#2 The Retail Award increase will apply from the first full pay period on or after 1 September 2021.

#3 The awards below will increase from the first full pay period on or after 1 November 2021.

  • Pilots Award
  • Cabin Crew Award
  • Airline Ground Staff Award
  • Airport Award
  • Alpine Resorts Award
  • Amusement Award
  • Dry Cleaning and Laundry Award
  • Fitness Award
  • Hair and Beauty Award
  • Hospitality Award
  • Live Performance Award
  • Models Award
  • Marine Tourism and Charter Vessels Award
  • Nursery Award
  • Racing Clubs Events Award
  • Racing Ground Maintenance Award
  • Registered Clubs Award
  • Restaurant Award
  • Sporting Organisations Award
  • Traveling Shows Award
  • Wine Award
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