Minimum Pay Rates

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Junior employees (those aged from 16 to 20) are entitled to a percentage of the minimum wage calculated on a sliding scale by reference to their age.

For modern award covered employees, minimum wages are increased by 2.5%, rounded to the nearest 10 cents.

The default casual loading is maintained at 25%.

High Income Threshold

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Award and enterprise agreement free employees who earn over the High Income Threshold aren’t eligible to make a claim for unfair dismissal.

Statutory Superannuation - Maximum Contributions Base

The earnings base upon which statutory superannuation contributions are calculated is subject to a maximum amount known as the Maximum Contributions Base.

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The statutory superannuation contribution remains at 9.5%

Tax free threshold for “genuine redundancy” payments

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