WA award summaries

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Important:

  • The pay rates under WA awards have increased effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2016.
  • The WA Award Summaries on this page now contain the post 1 July pay rates. 

The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for profit bodies that are not trading or financial corporations.  The Guide to who is in the state system has more detail.

This information does not apply to any business which operates as a Pty Ltd business and is a trading or financial corporation nor to any incorporated association or not for profit body that is a trading or financial corporation. These businesses and organisations are in the national fair work system and should visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website for information on employment laws. 

Wageline's WA award summaries provide pay rates and an overview of employment conditions (such as hours of work, penalty rates, overtime rates and leave provisions) for the most commonly used WA awards.

If you don't know if a WA award applies to you or your business, visit the Finding the right pay rate page or contact Wageline to determine the award coverage.

The links to awards on this page are to the relevant Wageline WA award summary which outlines pay rates and major employment conditions only. For information on all award requirements, view the full copy of the relevant WA award on the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission website.

Please note - The pay rates in these award summaries contain pay rates that increased from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2016. 

If your award is not listed here, full copies of all WA awards are available on the WA Industrial Relations Commission website. 

The previous WA Award Summaries published by Wageline (effective 1 July 2015 - 1 July 2016) are available on the Previous WA Award Summaries page. 

Wageline can also provide information on all private sector WA awards - please contact Wageline

Check the Minimum rates of pay for award free employees page for pay rates if the employee is award free.

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