WA award pay rates and the state minimum wage increased Saturday, 1 July 2023

This announcement is for: 
EmployerEmployee / worker

On 16 June 2023, the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission increased the state minimum wage and all pay rates in WA awards effective from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2023. 

The state minimum wage for adult employees (21 and over) has increased by 5.3% or $43.50 per week to $863.40 per week. WA award rates of pay have increased by 5.3%. Junior rates and rates for apprentices and trainees also increased proportionately.

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
  • unincorporated partnerships
  • unincorporated trust arrangements
  • 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
03 Jul 2023

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