WA award summaries

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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.

These pay rates apply from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2019. To view pay rates for previous years visit the Previous WA award summaries - pre 1 July 2019 page.

Wageline's WA award summaries provide pay rates and an overview of employment conditions (such as hours of work, penalty rates, overtime rates and leave provisions) for the most commonly used WA awards.

If you don't know if a WA award applies to you or your business, visit the Finding the right pay rate page or contact Wageline to determine the award coverage.

The links to awards on this page are to the relevant Wageline WA award summary which outlines pay rates and major employment conditions only. For information on all award requirements, view the full copy of the relevant WA award on the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission website.

Please note - The pay rates in these award summaries contain pay rates from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2019. 

If your award is not listed here, copies of all WA awards are available on the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission website. Wageline can also provide information on all private sector WA awards - please contact Wageline.

The previous WA Award Summaries published by Wageline (for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) are available on the Previous WA Award Summaries page. 

Check the Minimum pay rates for award free employees page for pay rates if the employee is award free.

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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