WA award summary - Municipal Employees Award

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This publication is a summary of the Municipal Employees Award. 

This WA award summary includes information on new employer obligations and employee entitlements introduced by the Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Act 2021 which commenced on 20 June 2022.

On 23 June 2022 the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) issued the 2022 State Wage Case decision. The WAIRC decision increased WA award rates below $887.40 by $40.90 per week and increased WA award rates of $887.40 and above by 4.65%.

All local government employers now operate in the state industrial relations system

Please note: 

  • Local government employers may have industrial agreements that provide pay and entitlements specific to their workforce. The Municipal Employees Award or parts of it, may not apply if employees are covered by an industrial agreement.
  • The Municipal Employees Award does not apply to employees whose local government employer transferred from the national industrial relations system to the state system on 1 January 2023. More information is available at www.dmirs.wa.gov.au/local-government-transfer

Refer to the human resources area of the local government to check whether this award applies.


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Last updated 01 Feb 2023

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