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Minimum Wage Increases – SPLASH! Magazine


Effective July 1, 2022, the national minimum wage increased to $21.38 per hour (from $20.33) or $812.60 per week (from $40 from $772.60) based on a 38-hour week for a full-time employee. This increase applies from an employee’s first full pay period starting today.

On June 15, 2022, the Fair Work Commission announced a $40 per week (5.2%) increase in the national minimum wage following its annual wage review.

Casual employees eligible for the national minimum wage must be paid a minimum of $26.73 per hour, which includes their 25% casual charge.

Employees covered by awards will see their minimum wage rates increase by 4.6%, which is subject to a minimum increase for adult award classifications of $40 per week based on a 38-hour week for a full-time employee. This means that minimum wage rates above $869.60 per week will receive a 4.6% increase and wage rates below $869.60 per week will increase by $40 per week.

Other awarded salaries, including junior, apprentice and assistant salaries based on the adult minimum wage, will receive a proportional increase.

The award salary increases will occur in two stages, with most award salaries increasing beginning July 1, 2022. For 10 awards in the aviation, hospitality, and tourism sectors, the increase will begin at starting October 1, 2022. A list of these awards can be found at the October 1, 2022 minimum wage increase.

Employees covered by awards will see their minimum wage rates increase from the first full pay period beginning on or after the relevant date.

Fair Work Ombudsman Sandra Parker says workplaces must ensure that all of their employees are paid at least the applicable minimum wage, as per the Fair Work Commission ruling.

“The Fair Work Ombudsman has updated its free online tools available to help employers and employees calculate new pay rates. We urge all businesses to use our Remuneration tool and conditions to check the legal minimum rates they need to pay their staff, or to contact us directly for free assistance,” she says.

“We also encourage workers to use the Pay and Conditions Tool to check their pay rates. If workers aren’t sure which reward applies to them, they can use our Find My Reward tool or contact us for help finding an applicable reward. If employers and employees have questions about pay rates, they can contact the Fair Work Ombudsman for free advice and assistance.

Employers and employees can visit www.fairwork.gov.au or call the Fair Work Infoline on 13 13 94. A free interpreter service is available on 13 14 50.