Minimum wage rates are set by the government and are reviewed each year.
The current minimum wage rates (before tax) are as at 1 April 2021.
They apply to employees aged 16 years or over.
Type of minimum wagePer hour8 hour day40 hour week80 hour fortnight
Employees must be paid at least the minimum hourly wage rate for every hour worked. Anyone who thinks they are being paid less than the minimum wage should report this.
This includes being paid at least the minimum wage. You can report it if you or someone you know is being exploited in the workplace.
The minimum wage is set to increase to $21.20 per hour from 1 April 2022.
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