Previous WA award summaries - pre 1 July 2020

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This page contains Wageline's previous WA award summaries.

On 26 June 2020 the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) issued the 2020 State Wage Case decision. The WAIRC decision grants a 1.75% per week increase in WA award rates of pay from the first pay period on or after 1 January 2021.

The WA award summaries page include the rates of pay that apply from 1 July 2020 and the rates of pay that apply from 1 January 2021.

This information is only relevant to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system – sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trusts and some incorporated or not for profit organisations. Find out more on the Guide to who is in the WA state system page.

If you operate or are employed by a Pty Ltd business – you can find information on this topic on the Fair Work Ombudsman website.






If your award is not listed here, full copies of all WA awards are available on the WA Industrial Relations Commission website.

Minimum rates of pay for the years 2012 - 2019 are available in the Western Australian minimum wage rates 2012-2019 fact sheet. 

Record keeping

All state system employers are legally required to keep employment records that detail time worked, leave taken and pay received by employees.

Learn more on the Employment records - Employer obligations page

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