State Wage Case Decision 2020

On 26 June 2020 the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) issued the 2020 State Wage Case decision granting a 1.75% per week increase in the State minimum wage and WA State Award rates of pay from 1 January 2021. 

This pay rate increase only applies to employers and employees in the State industrial relations system and covers businesses which operate as sole traders and unincorporated partnerships.
The minimum pay rates for Award free employees and all pay rates in WA State Awards will remain unchanged from 1 July 2020 and the increases announced will take effect from the first pay period on or after 1 January 2021.

NECA Legal WA will be issuing a new version of its WA State Award Wage Bulletin later in the year reflecting the rates that take effect from 1 January 2021. 

Disclaimer: This summary is a guide only and is not legal advice. For more information on wage rates, call NECA Legal (WA) Pty Ltd on 6241 6129 or email