2018 Annual Wage Review

The Fair Work Commission has handed down its 2018 Annual Wage Review decision. The Fair Work Commission has announced a 3.5% increase to minimum wages. The new national minimum wage will be $719.20 per week or $18.93 per hour. The increase applies from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2018.

Who does the increase apply to?

The 3.5% increase applies to employees that get their pay rates from:

  • the national minimum wage
  • a modern award.

The national minimum wage applies to employees who aren’t covered by an award or agreement.

For employees covered by an award, award rates will increase by 3.5%.

The increase doesn’t affect employees who already get paid more than the new minimum wage.