November Minimum Wage Increases

From 1 July 2021, the national minimum wage rates increased from $19.84 to $20.33 per hour. For a full-time employee working 38 hours a week, the annual minimum wage went to $40,175.20, or $772.60 a week.

The national minimum wages for juniors, employees under training arrangements, and employees with a disability also increased by 2.5%.

The bulk of the retail sector increases took effect from 1 September.

The Commission delayed aviation, fitness, arts and recreation, tourism, and other parts of retail and events to take effect from 1 November. 

Minister for Industrial Relations Michaelia Cash said this delay took into account those industries with higher exposure to the effects of the pandemic. She said the decision represented a real wage increase for up to 2.2 million Australian workers.

Awards increasing in November:  

  • Air Pilots Award 2020
  • Aircraft Cabin Crew Award 2020 
  • Airline Operations – Ground Staff Award 2020
  • Airport Employees Award 2020 
  • Alpine Resorts Award 2020
  • Amusement, Events and Recreation Award 2020
  • Dry Cleaning and Laundry Industry Award 2020
  • Fitness Industry Award 2020 
  • Hair and Beauty Industry Award 2010
  • Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2020
  • Live Performance Award 2020
  • Mannequins and Models Award 2020
  • Marine Tourism and Charter Vessels Award 2020
  • Nursery Award 2020
  • Racing Clubs Events Award 2020
  • Racing Industry Ground Maintenance Award 2020
  • Registered and Licensed Clubs Award 2020
  • Restaurant Industry Award 2020
  • Sporting Organisations Award 2020
  • Travelling Shows Award 2020
  • Wine Industry Award 2020

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