Casual minimum daily engagement under the Retail Award

Published 6 December 2021

The Fair Work Commission (the Commission) has made a decision external-icon.png clarifying casual employees’ minimum daily engagement under the Retail Award.

These changes apply on or after the first full pay period starting from 6 December 2021.

Minimum daily engagement

The Commission has clarified that the minimum daily engagement for a casual employee under the Retail Award is 3 hours, or 1.5 hours in certain circumstances set out in the award.

More information

Workplace conditions

You can find more information on minimum daily engagements and hours of work on our Hours of work page. Just select the retail industry to get tailored information for you.

You can also access a copy of the Retail Award to check other entitlements and obligations.

Pay rates

Want to check pay rates? Use our Pay and Conditions Tool to check minimum pay and penalty rates under the Retail Award.


To learn more about the changes, you can read the Commission: