Minimum wage increases by 1.75%

July 2020

The minimum wage increase will start to rollout from 1 July 2020.

An increase to the minimum wage of 1.75% will start rolling out for the first full pay period from 1 July 2020.

The increase applies to minimum rates in awards in 3 stages:

  • Group 1 Awards - from 1 July 2020
    • Frontline Heath Care & Social Assistance Workers
    • Teachers and Child Care
    • Other Essential Services
  • Group 2 Awards - from 1 November 2020
    • Construction
    • Manufacturing
    • A range of other industries
  • Group 3 Awards - from 1 February 2021
    • Accommodation and Food Services
    • Arts and Recreation Services
    • Aviation
    • Retail
    • Tourism

The full list of impacted Awards is available on the Fair Work Ombudsman's website.

For anyone not covered by an award or an agreement, the new national minimum wage of $753.80 per week or $19.84 per hour, applies from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2020.

The minimum wage increase does not impact on workers receiving above the minimum wage.

For employees at or close to the minimum wage, it is essential that employers are aware of the impact and timing of the increase to avoid falling foul of their industrial and superannuation obligations.

More information

Please contact us on 02 9957 4033 for more information about the minimum wage increase.

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This article is provided for information purposes only and correct at the time of publication. It should not be used in place of advice from your accountant. Please contact us on 02 9957 4033 to discuss your specific circumstances.

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