National Wage Increase

On 1 June 2018, the Fair Work Commission announced its Annual Wage Review decision.  

In summary, the national minimum wage order will contain: 

(a) a national minimum wage of $719.20 per week or $18.93 per hour. (This constitutes an increase of $24.30 per week to the weekly rate or 64 cents per hour to the hourly rate); and

(b) Modern Award minimum wages are increased by 3.5 per cent.

These increases will take effect from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2018.

NECA Legal WA will publish updated Wage Bulletins for employees covered by the Electrical Electronic and Communications Contracting Award and the Clerks (Private Sector) Award shortly.

Disclaimer: the short summary above is not legal advice and for more information on the Federal Minimum Wage or Modern Award entitlements call NECA Legal (WA) Pty Ltd on (08) 6241 6129 or email