1 January 2021 pay rates now available

This announcement is for: 
Employee / workerEmployer

New versions of the WA award summaries and the Minimum pay rates for award free employees are now available which include the pay rates that come into effect from the first pay period on or after 1 January 2021.

In June the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission issued the 2020 State Wage Case decision, which grants a 1.75% per week increase in the state minimum wage and WA award rates of pay from 1 January 2021. 

The minimum pay rates for award free employees and all pay rates in WA awards remain unchanged from 1 July 2020, and the increases will take effect from the first pay period on or after 1 January 2021.

If you are covered by a WA award that does not have a Wageline WA award summary, you can check the rates in the award on the WA Industrial Relations Commission website or contact Wageline on 1300 655 266.

Wageline’s WA award summaries and minimum wage information only applies to employers and employees in the state industrial relations system.  The state system covers businesses which operate as:

  • sole traders (e.g. Jane Smith trading as Jane’s Café)
  • unincorporated partnerships (e.g. Jane and Bob Smith trading as Jane’s Café)
  • unincorporated trust arrangements (e.g. Jane and Bob Smith as trustee for Jane’s Café)
  • incorporated associations that are not trading or financial corporations and other not-for-profit organisations that are not trading or financial corporations

If the business or organisation is in the national industrial relations system, visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website for information on pay rates from 1 July 2020.

Labour Relations
Department News
05 Aug 2020

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