Pay Rate Tables

Award & Minimum Wage Increase

 On 30 May, the Fair Work Commission’s Minimum Wage Panel (‘Panel’) handed down its decision in relation to the 2019 Annual Wage Review, deciding to increase minimum wages by 3%. 
In doing so, the Panel determined the following: 

  • An increase of $21.60 per week (or 56 cents per hour) to the National Minimum Wage (‘NMW’), bringing the minimum weekly rate to $740.80. This means that the NMW increases from $18.93 to $19.49 per hour; and

  • An increase of 3% to minimum wages in modern awards.

Wage Rate Tables
Rates shown in these tables are applied from the first full pay period on, or after, 1 July 2019.
DISCLAIMER: Please note that while ALL due care has been taken in preparing this information the THA does not accept any liability nor is it responsible for any loss as a result of relying on this information.

Hospitality Industry General Award 2010 (HIGA)

Restaurant Industry Award 2010 (RIA)

Registered and Licensed Clubs Award 2010 (RLCA)

General Retail Industry Award 2010 (GRIA)


Members are strongly encouraged to undertake an individual assessment of the key duties and responsibilities performed by each employee under the 'Classifications' in the Modern Awards. If members require any assistance with the Modern Awards or wage rates please contact the THA office on 03 6220 7300 or send an email to Merv Saltmarsh, Employment Relations / Business Improvement Manager at