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Minimum wage increase for some awards from 1 October 2022

Minimum wages in 10 awards in the aviation, tourism and hospitality sectors increase from 1 October 2022

Following the Annual Wage Review 2021-22, the Fair Work Commission (the Commission) announced:

  • an increase to the National Minimum Wage of $40 per week, which amounts to an increase of 5.2%
  • an increase to award minimum wages of 4.6%, which is subject to a minimum increase for adult award classifications of $40 per week and based on a 38-hour week for a full-time employee.

Other award wages, including junior, apprentice and supported wages that are based on adult minimum wages, get a proportionate increase.

The increases to award minimum wages in 10 aviation, tourism and hospitality sector awards start from the first pay period on or after 1 October 2022.

The increases to the National Minimum Wage and to award minimum wages in all other awards started on the first pay period on or after 1 July 2022.

The Fair Work Ombudsman’s pay tools, information and resources have been updated with the new pay rates and allowances.

Contact the team at Salisbury Accountants for clarification around payroll requirements on 02 6041 3014.

Source: Fair Work Ombudsman