The State minimum wage for award free employees and all pay rates in WA awards increase effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2019.
In June the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission awarded a 2.75% increase in the State minimum wage for award free adult employees, lifting it to $746.90 per week. WA award rates of pay were also increased by 2.75%.
Junior rates and rates for apprentices and trainees were also increased proportionately.
Pay rates applicable from 1 July 2019 are now available on the Minimum pay rates for award free employees page and the WA award summaries page of the Wageline website.
If you are covered by a WA award that does not have a Wageline summary, check the new rates in the award on the WA Industrial Relations Commission website or contact Wageline on 1300 655 266.
This pay rate increase applies to only 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.