2024 WA Industrial Relations Commission Wage Increase

Published on:
Tuesday, 25 June, 2024
Employee Relations

2024 Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission wage increase
On Wednesday 12 June the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) handed down its decision to increase the minimum wage and all pay rates in WA awards. The wage increases will come into effect from the start of the first full pay period on or after 1 July and will apply to employers in the State industrial relations system.

The State minimum adult (aged 21 years and over) wage will increase by $55.20 per week to $918.60. WA award rates of pay will also increase by 4%. The full WAIRC decision can be viewed here.

This year's increase in the state minimum wage reflects the WAIRC's decision to re-align the state minimum wage to the level of the C13 classification in the State Metal Trades (General) Award.
The Local Government Officers’ (Western Australia) Award 2021 and the Municipal Employees Award (Western Australia) Award 2021 have not been updated by the WAIRC to include the new pay rates, but we anticipate this will occur before 1 July.

2024 Fair Work Commission (FWC) wage increase
For more information about the FWC wage increase which applies to employers in the Federal industrial relations system, please see our earlier ER alert here.

Reminder: superannuation guarantee increase from 1 July 2024
A reminder that the next increase to the superannuation guarantee rate is planned for 1 July 2024, where it will increase by 0.5% to 11.5%, and will eventually reach 12% by 1 July 2025. For more information please see the ATO website here.

Registration for the People and Culture Seminar 2024 is now open
Be the first to get your tickets to WALGA’s 2024 People & Culture Seminar.  

The Seminar will take place on Friday, 19 July 2024 with the theme ‘Enhancing workplace culture in times of change’.  
With union movement and legislation changes occurring rapidly over the last year, the event will provide an opportunity to come together from across Western Australia to network and connect with peers and industry experts including:   
  • Dr Paula Smith - CEO, Global Institute of Training and Presenting  
  • Margit Mansfield - CEO, Keogh Consulting  
  • Cherry McNicol - Executive Manager Human Resources, Town of Port Hedland  
  • Kathy Hoare - Director State Workforce Planning, Department of Training and Workforce Development
  • Sarah Collins - Project Officer, Living Proud LGBTIQ+ Community Services of WA  
  • Philippa Lonnie, Principal and Director, Greenshoots Consulting, and  
  • Renae Harding, Partner Jackson McDonald  
Please visit our website to view the full program and secure your ticket now.

If you have any questions about this alert, please email WALGA Employee Relations or call 1300 366 956.

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