Australia Minimum Wage Rate 2018
Australia has a government-mandated minimum wage, and no worker in Australia can be paid less then this mandatory minimum rate of pay. Employers in Australia who fail to pay the Minimum Wage may be subject to punishment by Australia's government.
What is the Australia Minimum Wage?
Australia's Minimum Wage is the lowest amount a worker can be legally paid for his work. Most countries have a nation-wide minimum wage that all workers must be paid.
The Australian minimum wage rate is 17.70 Australian dollars per hour,672.70 Australian dollars per week for employees who are 21 years or older and are not covered by an award or agreement; minimum wage for workers under 16 years old is 36.8% the 21+ minimum wage. The minimum wage is set federally by the Fair Work Australia Commission. Most workers in Australia are covered by a monetary award,which may vary by employee age,industry and geographical location. Australia's minimum wage was last changed in 1-Jul-2016.
Facts and statistics about Australia
Australia is a country located in the Australia and New Zealand region with a population of 18,886,000 and an average life span of 79.8 years.
|Gross National Product||$351,182.00|
|Government Type||Constitutional Monarchy, Federation|
|Current Leader||Elisabeth II|
|Continent & Region||Oceania, Australia and New Zealand|
|Surface Area||7,741,220 square kilometers|
|ISO 3166 Country Code||AU|
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