Fair Work Increase to National Minimum Wage


The Fair Work Commission has decided to increase the national minimum wage by 5.2%, and award rates by the greater of $40/week or 4.6%. The effect of this staggered approach is that where the weekly wage is less than $869.60 the worker gets a $40/week increase and where the wage is greater than $869.60/week the worker gets a 4.6% increase.

The changes will take effect from (the first pay period after) 1 July 2022.

Draft variation determinations will be issued by the Commission next week, for review and comment by 5pm next Friday, 24 June 2022.