State wage increase

The WA Industrial Relations Commission increased the State minimum wage for adult Award free employees and all pay rates in WA State Awards effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2018.

The Commission has awarded a $18 per week increase in the State minimum wage for Award free employees, lifting it to $726.90 per week. WA State Award rates of pay will also increase by $18 per week.

Junior rates and rates for apprentices and trainees falling under the State system will also increase proportionately.

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

Note that the above decision does not apply to employees in the Federal system employed by constitutional corporations. 

NECA Legal WA will publish an updated Wage Bulletin for employees covered by the State Electrical Contracting Industry Award shortly.

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