Minimum wages and award rates

The revised Federal Industrial Award pay rates took effect from 1 July 2023. View more information here and at the Institute's Minimum wages page on HR Hub.

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Each financial year the minimum wages for Australian employees are reviewed and set by both the Fair Work Commission (FWC), for all national system employees, and the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC), for all employees working in an unincorporated business in Western Australia (WA) only, and the WA public sector.