State Wage Case decision – State minimum wage and WA award pay rates to increase from 1 July 2024

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The Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission has today increased the state minimum wage and pay rates in all WA awards effective from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2024.

The state minimum wage for employees 21 and over will increase to $918.60 per week. Minimum rates for younger workers and award free trainees and apprentices will also increase.

Rates of pay in WA awards will increase by 4%, with rates of pay for some WA award adult employees 21 years and older increasing by more than 4% to align with the new state minimum wage of $918.60.

This year’s increase in the state minimum wage reflects the WA Industrial Relations Commission’s decision to re-align the state minimum wage to the level of the C13 classification in the State Metal Trades (General) Award.  

The new minimum rates and updated Wageline WA award summaries will be available on the Wageline website by 1 July 2024.

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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
12 Jun 2024

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