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Payment in Australia

General Employee Pay Regulations in Australia

Minimum Wage

From 1 July 2022, the national minimum wage is $21.38 per hour or $812.60 per 38 hour week (before tax).

Minimum rates of pay may be higher if a Modern Award applies to the industry.


Monthly is the most common, however, employees may also be paid weekly or fortnightly.


Usually, the 15th of each month if monthly, but other days are used as well.

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