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