Using fairwork.gov.au

Our website has been designed to be as easy as possible to use from your computer, tablet or mobile. To find out more information on how we make our website accessible, visit our Accessibility page.

Features of our website

Our website has various features including:

  • Our industry information that applies to your job or business. You'll find it on a number of pages on this website. The Awards page is a good place to get started.
  • You can set up an online account to save your favourite pages, save minimum wages and awards and make enquiries online. Visit My account to get started.
  • You can view our site in languages other than English. Our in-language help options include:
    • We have information professionally translated into 30 languages.
    • Our site has an inbuilt translator – powered by Microsoft Translator external-icon.png   - with a purpose built dictionary for our more technical terms. Select your preferred language from the drop-down menu, available at the top of the page. Translation is not available for some pages.

Supported browsers and devices

Based on our testing and security requirements we recommend using one of the following supported browsers and devices:

  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Firefox
  • Edge
  • IOS
  • Android

Our website is designed to be responsive and should automatically adjust to the size of most smartphones, tablets, and desktops.

Using our calculators

We have calculators on our website that you can use to check pay rates, annual and sick leave entitlements and notice and redundancy entitlements.

  • You can access our:
    • Pay Calculator from the Pay page
    • Leave Calculator from the Leave page
    • Notice and Redundancy Calculator from the Ending employment page.
  • There are instructional videos and text within each calculator to help you calculate entitlements along the way. 

Turning on JavaScript

In order to make the most out of website, JavaScript needs to be turned on. JavaScript is needed to make a webpage interactive and allow a page to respond to details you enter. JavaScript is usually automatically enabled for most browsers, however if you have disabled it or it is not turned on, you can follow the instructions below.

Find out how to turn on JavaScript when using:

Chrome

To turn on JavaScript when using Chrome for PC:

  1. Select Customise and control Google Chrome (the icon with 3 stacked horizontal lines) to the right of the address bar
  2. From the drop-down menu, select Settings
  3. At the bottom of the page, click Show advanced settings
  4. Under Privacy, select the Content settings button
  5. Finally, under the JavaScript heading, select the Allow all sites to run JavaScript radio button.

To turn on JavaScript when using Chrome for MAC:

  1. Select the Chrome menu item from the Apple/System bar at the top of the screen
  2. From the drop-down menu, select Preferences
  3. On the left, select Settings
  4. At the bottom of the page, click Show advanced settings
  5. Under Privacy, select the Content settings button
  6. Finally, under the JavaScript heading, select the Allow all sites to run JavaScript radio button.

Safari

To turn on JavaScript when using Safari for PC:

  1. In the Edit drop-down menu at the top of the window, select Preferences
  2. Select the Security icon/tab at the top on the window
  3. Then, check the Enable JavaScript checkbox
  4. Close the window to save your changes
  5. Finally, refresh your browser

To turn on JavaScript when using Safari for MAC:

  1. Select the Safari menu item from the Apple/System bar at the top of the screen
  2. From the drop-down menu, select Preferences
  3. Select the Security icon/tab at the top of the window
  4. Then, check the Enable JavaScript checkbox under the Web content category
  5. Close the window to save your changes
  6. Finally, refresh your browser.

Firefox

To turn on JavaScript when using Firefox for PC:

  1. In the Tools drop down menu, select Options
  2. Next, select the Content icon/tab at the top on the window
  3. Then, check the Enable JavaScript checkbox under the Web Content category
  4. Hit OK to close the Options window and save your changes
  5. Finally, refresh your browser

To turn on JavaScript when using Firefox for MAC:

  1. Select the Firefox menu item from the Apple/System bar at the top of the screen
  2. From the drop-down menu, select Preferences
  3. Select the Content icon/tab at the top on the window
  4. Then, check the Enable JavaScript checkbox
  5. Close the Options window to save your changes
  6. Finally, refresh your browser.

Edge

To turn on JavaScript when using Edge for PC:

  1. Select the Settings and more ellipses in the top right-hand corner
  2. Next, select the Settings menu item
  3. Then in the search box, search for JavaScript
  4. Find and select the JavaScript section
  5. Change the JavaScript slider button to allowed
  6. Close the Settings tab
  7. Finally, hit refresh on your browser window to enjoy the JavaScript.

iOS

To turn on JavaScript when using an iPhone or iPad:

  1. Select the Settings application/icon on the iPhone home screen
  2. Select Safari on the following screen
  3. Scroll down and look for the JavaScript item
  4. Select the JavaScript toggle to the On position.

Android

To turn on JavaScript on your Android device:

  1. Select Browser or Internet to open the web browser
  2. Select Menu
  3. Select More than Settings
  4. Finally select Enable JavaScript.

Clearing your browser cache

Clearing your browser cache may help if you're having some issues with our website, or if certain functions of our website aren't performing correctly for you.

The steps to clear a cache vary depending on what browser and device you're using.

Find out how to clear your cache on: