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Award & Minimum Wage Increase

On 30 May, the Fair Work Commission’s Minimum Wage Panel (‘Panel’) handed down its decision in relation to the 2018-2019 Annual Wage Review, deciding to increase minimum wages by 3%. 
In doing so, the Panel determined the following:

  • An increase of $21.60 per week (or 56 cents per hour) to the National Minimum Wage (‘NMW’), bringing the minimum weekly rate to $740.80.  This means that the NMW increases from $18.93 to $19.49 per hour; and

  • An increase of 3% to minimum wages in modern awards.

Wage Rate Tables

Rates shown in these tables are applied from the first full pay period on, or after, 1 July 2019.

Hospitality Industry General Award 2010 (HIGA) 

Restaurant Industry Award 2010 (RIA)

Registered and Licensed Clubs Award 2010 (RLCA)

Employers are strongly encouraged to undertake an individual assessment of the key duties and responsibilities performed by each employee under the 'Classifications' in the Modern Awards. 

For current copies of the modern awards, CLICK HERE.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Hospitality NT office on (08) 8981 3650.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that while ALL due care has been taken in preparing this information the Hospitality NT does not accept any liability nor is it responsible for any loss as a result of relying on this information.