State Wage Case decision – State minimum wage and WA award pay rates to increase by 2.5% from 1 July 2021

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The Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission has today increased the state minimum wage and all pay rates in WA awards effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2021.

The state minimum wage for adult employees (21 and over) will increase by 2.5% ($19 per week) to $779.00 per week. WA award rates of pay will also increase by 2.5%.

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 2021.

Subscribe to Wageline News to be notified when the new pay rates are available on the Wageline website.

This pay rate increase only applies to employers and employees in the state industrial relations system. It covers businesses and organisations 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 your business or organisation is in the national industrial relations system, visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website for information on pay rate increases.

Labour Relations
Department News
24 Jun 2021

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