Wages going up on 1 July 2023

Industrial relations

On Friday 2 June 2023, the Fair Work Commission announced this year's increases to the National Minimum Wage and minimum award wages.

The increases are the result of the Annual Wage Review.

  • The National Minimum Wage will increase by 8.6 per cent to $882.80 per week ($23.23 per hour), based on a 38-hour week
  • Minimum wage rates in Modern Awards will increase by 5.75 per cent

The increases apply from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2023.

They affect the Plumbing and Fire Sprinklers Award 2020, Clerks Private Sector Award 2020, Building and Construction General Onsite Award 2020, and General Retail Industry Award 2020.

We will provide links to updated pay guides when they are available.

For more information

Full details of the decision are on the Fair Work Commission website, see Annual Wage Review 2022–23.