1 September Minimum wage reminder

Just like last year, the increase to award wages is happening in 3 stages.

REMINDER: The increase for the Retail Award applies from the first full pay period on or after 1 September 2021.

Depending on the award, there were 3 different start dates! 

Here is a recap of the different start dates:

Start dateWhich awards
1 July 2021Most modern awards (other than the ones listed below). The national minimum wage is also applied to any employees not covered by an award from 1 July 2021
1 September 2021General Retail Industry Award 2020
1 November 2021Air Pilots Award 2020
Aircraft Cabin Crew Award 2020
Airline Operations – Ground Staff Award 2020
Airport Employees Award 2020
Air Services Australia Enterprise Award 2016
Alpine Resorts Award 2020
Amusement, Events and Recreation Award 2020
Dry Cleaning and Laundry Industry Award 2020
Fitness Industry Award 2020
Hair and Beauty Industry Award 2010
Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2020
Live Performance Award 2020
Mannequins and Models Award 2020
Marine Tourism and Charter Vessels Award 2020
Nursery Award 2020
Racing Clubs Events Award 2020
Racing Industry Ground Maintenance Award 2020
Registered and Licensed Clubs Award 2020
Restaurant Industry Award 2020
Sporting Organisations Award 2020
Travelling Shows Award 2020
Wine Industry Award 2020

CLICK HERE for specific information about each of the awards that apply to your organisation.

We expect new pay guides will be published shortly before the operative date for each award. So keep an eye on your awards!

How to apply new pay rates in payroll?

Example: The increase for the Retail Award applies from the first full pay period on or after 1 September 2021. So ,if you have a weekly pay period that starts on Mondays, the new rates will apply from Monday 6 September 2021.

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