Australia National Minimum Wage Order

MyWage.org/Australia - National Minimum Wage Minimum Wages for Junior workers, Adults, Adults with Disability, Apprentices and Trainees.

Minimum Wages with effect from July 2012 till Date (2013).

New National Minimum Wage have been announced. The new rates will come into effect from July 1,2013.

Item Amount in Australian Dollars (A$) or in percentage (%)
National minimum wage 15.96 A$/hour or 606.40 per week
Casual loading 23%
Special national minimum wage 1: applies to disable adults where disability DOES NOT affect productivity $606.40 per week (before tax), or $15.96 per hour.
Special national minimum wage 2: applies to disable adults where disability DOES affect productivity They get a percentage of Special National Minimum Wage. The percentage is based on ‘assessed productive capacity’. For example, someone with a capacity of 70% would get 70% of Special National Minimum Wage 1 (ie. 70% of $15.96 per hour).
Special national minimum wage 3: applies to junior employee The minimum wage is a % of the national minimum wage and it reflects age as follows::
<16 years: 36.8%
16 years:   47.3%
17 years:   57.8%
18 years:   68.3%
19 years:   82.5%
20 years:   97.7%
Special national minimum wage 4: applies to an apprentice An apprentice must be paid a minimum of the following percentage of the standard rate of $ 15.96 per hour or $606.40 per week
1st year: 55%
2nd year: 65%
3rd year: 80%
4th year: 95%
Special national minimum wage 5: applies to a trainee who is not an apprentice

Minimum wage varies with years of schooling. Currently it varies from A$ 272.40 – A$535.20 per week. The minimum wage for a trainee is set in schedule E of the Miscellaneous Awards 2010.


Australia 2013 National Minimum Wage Order. New Rates will come into effect from July 1, 2013
Item Amount in Australian Dollars (A$) or in percentage (%)
National minimum wage 16.37 A$/hour or $622.20 per week
Casual loading 24%
Special national minimum wage 1: applies to disabled adults where disability DOES NOT affect productivity $622.20 per week (before tax), or $16.37 per hour.
Special national minimum wage 2: applies to disabled adults where disability DOES affect productivity Adults whose productivity is affected by their disability are paid a percentage of the national minimum wage, based on an assessment of their productivity under the supported wage system, subject to a minimum payment fixed under the Supported Wage System Schedule.
Special national minimum wage 3: applies to junior employees The minimum wage for junior employees is a % of the national minimum wage and it reflects age as follows:
<16 years: 36.8%
16 years:   47.3%
17 years:   57.8%
18 years:   68.3%
19 years:   82.5%
20 years:   97.7%
Special national minimum wage 4: applies to  apprentices The minimum wage for apprentices is a % of the national minimum wage and it reflects their progression as follows:
1st year: 55%
2nd year: 65%
3rd year: 80%
4th year: 95%
Special national minimum wage 5: applies to a trainee who is not an apprentice Minimum wage varies with years of schooling. Currently it varies from A$ 272.40 – A$535.20 per week. The minimum wage for a trainee is set in schedule E of the Miscellaneous Award 2010.


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The National Minimum Wage in Australia has been revised. However, the new rates will be effective from July 1, 2013. Untill then the rates of 2012 shall apply.
Minimum Wage Information for Australia Last Updated by WageIndicator Team in December 2012
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