WA award summaries

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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 2017. 

View the Wageline announcement - WA award and minimum pay rates have increased from 1 July 2017

If your award is not listed here, copies of all WA awards are available on the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission website. Wageline can also provide information on all private sector WA awards - please contact Wageline.

The previous WA Award Summaries published by Wageline (for 2015/16 and 2016/17) are available on the Previous WA Award Summaries page. 

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

Record keeping

All state system employers are legally required to keep employment records that detail time worked, leave taken and pay received by employees.

Learn more on the record keeping requirements page 

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