Minimum wages to increase by 1.75%

Fair Work Ombudsman

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 1.75% increase to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) following its 2020 Annual Wage Review. The increase applies to awards in 3 stages, which start from the first full pay period on or after:
  • 1 July 2020
  • 1 November 2020 – (commencement date for Horticulture Award)
  • 1 February 2021
For anyone not covered by an award or an enterprise agreement, the new national minimum wage will be $753.80 per week or $19.84 per hour. This applies from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2020.

Please note that the increase should be applied to those under the Horticulture Award, from the first full pay period on or after 01 November 2020. Follow this link for more information https://www.fairwork.gov.au/about-us/news-and-media-releases/website-news/the-commission-has-announced-a-1-75-increase-to-minimum-wages#when-will-my-award-increase