Private sector employers and employees
Telephone: 1300 655 266
Locked Bag 100
East Perth WA 6892
Many WA awards require employers to pay an employee working in certain regional towns a location allowance to compensate for the additional cost of living, climatic discomfort, and isolation in these towns. Location allowance is varied annually in accordance with the Consumer Price Index for Perth, excluding housing.
The location allowance payable for each town will increase from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2019. Schedules of the new rates and affected WA awards are available on the Location allowance for employees in regional areas page.