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Minimum wages

The current minimum wage in Australia is A$23.23 per hour in 2023. It became valid on July 1, 2023.

  • Minimum wage with effect from July 1, 2023
  • Minimum wage with effect till June 30, 2024

Payroll

Payroll Cycle

Employees are paid weekly, fortnightly, or monthly. The Fair Work Act enforces that employees needs to be paid at least monthly for the work they do.

13th Salary

There are no provisions in the law regarding 13th salaries.

Statutory benefits

Superannuation

Employers may be required to make superannuation (super) contributions into a super fund on foreign workers’ behalf. In such cases, when leaving Australia, foreign workers may be eligible to claim their super back as a departing Australia superannuation payment (DASP).


Healthcare

An employee from a country territory that has a reciprocal health agreement with Australia with a taxable income over a certain level pays 2% of income to Medicare.


Leave

Minimum leave entitlement for employees are set in the NES. An award, registered agreement or employment contract can provide other leave entitlements. However, they cannot be less than what the NES states. Statutory leave includes but is not limited to annual leave, sick and carer’s leave, parental leave and public holidays.

Other benefits

Employers providing fringe benefits to employees must pay a tax on the value of those benefits. Laptops and mobile phones for business uses are exempt from fringe benefits tax. Examples of taxable fringe benefits are:

  • Using a work car for private purposes
  • Parking
  • Gym membership
  • Discounted loan
  • Entertainment, such as tickets to concerts
  • Private health insurance

Healthcare allowance: Employers in Australia often choose to provide an allowance rather than providing private health insurance plans, due to the relatively high fringe benefits tax.

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Employment contracts in Australia

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Leaves entitlement in Australia

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End of employment Contracts in Australia

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