2018 Annual Wage Review – our pay tools are ready

Check the new minimum rates now. Updated minimum pay rates and allowances are now available in our pay tools.

These rates apply from the first pay period on or after 1 July. For example, if your pay week is from Monday to Sunday, the new rates take effect from Monday 2 July.

How to find new pay rates

You can get pay rates, penalty rates and allowances from our Pay Calculator. Remember to:

  • select an award and classification
  • select an employment type (full-time, part-time or casual)
  • select the employee’s age.

Pay guides

Our Pay guides have also been updated and have the following information for each award classification:

  • minimum pay rates for all employment types
  • common penalty rates
  • commonly used allowances amounts.

Who do the new pay rates apply to?

The increase only applies to employees that get their pay rates from:

  • the national minimum wage
  • a modern award.

If you’re not sure which award applies, use Find my award.

If you’re covered by a registered agreement, you should check it to see whether the increase affects you.

The increase affects minimum base rates of pay, so employees who are already getting paid more than the new base rate of pay don’t have to get an increase.

Changes to penalty rates

Sunday penalty rates in the following awards have changed, following a Fair Work Commission decision handed down last year: 

  • Fast Food Industry Award 2010
  • General Retail Industry Award 2010
  • Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010
  • Pharmacy Industry Award 2010

The changes apply from 1 July 2018 and could affect permanent and casual employees who work on Sunday.

Updated rates are now available in our Pay Calculator. Visit our Penalty rates changes 2017 page for more information about what the changes are, who they affect and how they’re being implemented.

Staying up to date

Register for My account for personalised workplace information. You can also save calculations from our Pay Calculator and Pay guides to your profile.

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