The Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission has increased the state minimum wage and all pay rates in WA awards effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2019.
The Commission has today awarded a 2.75% increase in the state minimum wage for employees who have reached 21 years of age, lifting it to $746.90 per week. WA award rates of pay will also increase by 2.75%.
Junior rates and rates for apprentices and trainees will also increase proportionately.
The new minimum rates and updated Wageline WA award summaries will be available on the Wageline website by 1 July 2019.
Subscribers to the Wageline Newsletter will be notified when the new pay rates are available on our website. If would like to subscribe to the Wageline Newsletter, visit the Wageline Newsletter page.
This pay rate increase applies only to employers and employees in the State industrial relations system. It covers businesses which operate as:
- sole traders (eg Jane Smith trading as Jane’s Café)
- unincorporated partnerships (eg Jane and Bob Smith trading as Jane’s Café)
- unincorporated trust arrangements (eg Jane and Bob Smith as trustees for Jane’s Café)
If your business or organisation is in the national industrial relations system, visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website www.fairwork.gov.au for information on pay rate increases from 1 July 2019.
Location allowances for employees working in regional areas are also increasing from 1 July 2019. The allowances will be updated on the Wageline website by 1 July. Visit the Location allowance for employees in regional areas page.