Australia: Minimum wage increase
Beginning on 1 July 2019, Australia’s national minimum wage will increase by 3 percent. The details are as follows:
- Weekly wage increase from $719.20 to $740.80
- Hourly wage increase from $18.93 to $19.49
The current casual loading for award/agreement free employees will remain at 25 percent.
Employers should review their current pay arrangements to ensure that employees are paid in accordance with the new thresholds.