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Minimum Wage 2022

From 1 July 2022, your wage and super will increase!

The wage increase starts for most workers on 1 July but for some workers (in particular in hospitality, tourism and aviation) it starts on 1 October 2022. 

  • the National Minimum Wage will increase by $40 per week, which amounts to an increase of 5.2%
  • award minimum wages will increase by 4.6%, which is subject to a minimum increase for award classifications of $40 per week and based on a 38-hour week for a full-time employee.

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The superannuation contributions that your employer must pay will increase from 10% to 10.5% from 1 July 2022 and you no longer have to earn at least $450 per month in order to get super. If you are under 18, you must work more than 30 hours per week before your employer must pay super on your wages.

If you have more questions or think your employer has not been paying you correctly, please contact the Young Workers Centre or call 1800 714 754