Wages going up on 1 July 2022

Industrial relations

The Fair Work Commission has increased the national minimum wage and minimum award wages.

The decision was announced on Wednesday 15 June and takes effect on Friday 1 July.

The national minimum wage will increase by $1.05 an hour to $21.38 an hour. This is a $40 per week increase and takes the weekly minimum wage to $812.60.

The increases to the minimum wages in modern awards will depend on the amount of the wage.

  • If the current minimum wage is $869.60 per week or less, the increase will be $40 per week
  • If the current minimum wage is above $869.60 per week, the increase will be 4.6 per cent

For awards in the aviation, tourism, and hospitality industries, the increases will be delayed until 1 October 2022.

For more information

Full details are on the Fair Work Commission website, see Annual Wage Review 2021–22 decision issued