Minimum Award Increases

We’ve been eagerly awaiting the minimum wage increase, given the current environment.... it has been announced 1.75% albeit late. Now don’t freak out this doesn’t mean you have to increase all staff wages by 1.75%.... so what does this mean?

- If you have staff on award wages there is an increase of 1.75% due.

- When is it due? Given the current pandemic climate there is a staged approach see below for date your award’s increase is due

- If you have staff that are not covered by an award then you just need to check

- New minimum wage from 1st July is $740.80 per week, calculated on the basis of a week of 38 ordinary hours, or $19.49 per hour.

We suggest conducting a wage audit to ensure all of your staff do not fall below. Many of you with payroll systems may automatically take care of this for you. Please reach out if you have any questions.

Depending on your award, there is a phased approach. Check it out here:

https://www.fairwork.gov.au/about-us/news-and-media-releases/website-news/the-commission-has-announced-a-1-75-increase-to-minimum-wages


I've reduced the list for you to just show the awards most of our clients fall under. We will link the 1st July awards rates once they are released.


Group 1 - 1 July 2020

  • Banking, Finance and Insurance Award

  • Medical Practitioners Award

  • Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award