3% wage increase effective as of 1st July 2019


The Fair Work Commission has announced a 3% wage increase effective as of the first pay period from the 1st July. The 3% increase will increase the minimum wage to $740.80 per week or $19.49 per hour.

The 3% increase will apply to:

  • Employees that get their rates from the national minimum wage
  • Employees that get their rates from the modern award.

Where Individual Flexibility Agreements (IFA) are being used, rates used in calculations should be revisited to ensure that they meet the new minimum rates.

The Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission has also announced an increase of 2.75% to the Western Australian State minimum wage, and to minimum wages in Western Australian Industrial Awards.

The new Western Australian State minimum wage will be $19.65 per hour or $746.90 per week.

Ensure to check if the changes affect you and your employees. Unsure if the changes will affect your business?

ProcessWorx based in Perth, Western Australia, is personally dedicated to helping small business with HR support, HR advice and farm safety. If you require HR support, HR advice, farm safety please contact ProcessWorx on (08) 9316 9896 or email enquiries@processworx.com.au

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