2024 Australian Minimum Wage.

The Australian Minimum wage is now $24.10 per hour, from 1 July 2024.

The Fair Work Commission announced that it will raise the national minimum wage by 3.75% from 1 July 2024, taking the permanent workers minimum wage to $24.10 per hour, or $915.90 a week for full-time workers ( 38-hour week).
The permanent employee rates have increased from $23.23 per hour.

Casual Workers minimum wage 2024/25.

The national minimum wage for a casual employee over the age of 21 has risen to $30.13 per hour. This includes an extra 25% to cover the Holiday and Sick pay, that a casual worker does not receive.

The casual worker rates have increased from $29.04 per hour.

A full time permanent worker (38 hours per week) that takes 4 weeks holiday per year and 5 sick days, will receive $47,621.6 during the year. (52 weeks x 38 hours x $24.10)

A casual worker, working the same hours would receive $53,812.18. (47 weeks x 38 hours x $30.13)


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These figures are before tax and Medicare levy.

Australian workers under the age of 21 must be paid at least a specific percentage of the Adult Minimum Wage.

Minimum wages for young workers are calculated as a percentage of the national minimum wage. This table shows the minimum rate you can be paid, depending on your age.

These percentages are:

  • 36.8% for those under 16.
  • 47.4% for those aged 16.
  • 57.8% for those aged 17.
  • 68.3% for those aged 18.
  • 82.5% for those aged 19.
  • 97.7% for those aged 20.

This increase applies from the first pay period starting on or after 1 July 2024.

The previous years, 2023 – 2024, Annual Wage Review can be found at https://updates.fairwork.gov.au

The rate of inflation may have an effect on the amount of any increase.

Previous Years Minimum Wage in Australia.

Effective from 1 July in each year.

  • 2023/24 Australian Minimum Wage rate was $23.23 per hour or $882.80 per week.
  • 2022/23 Australian Minimum Wage rate was $21.38 per hour or $812.60 per week.
  • 2021/22 Australian Minimum Wage rate was $20.33 per hour or $772.60 per week.
  • 2020/21 Australian Minimum Wage rate was $19.84 per hour or $753.80 per week.
  • 2019/20 Australian Minimum Wage rate was $19.49 per hour or $740.80 per week, from July 2019.
  • 2018/19 Australian Minimum Wage rate was $18.93 per hour or $719.20 per week, from July 2018.
  • 2017/18 Australian Minimum Wage rate was $18.29 per hour or $694.90 per week, from July 2017.
  • 2016/17 Australian Minimum Wage rate was $17.70 per hour or $672.70 per week, from July 2016.
  • 2015/16 Australian Minimum Wage rate was $17.29 per hour or $656.90 per week, from July 2015.
  • 2014/15 Australian Minimum Wage rate was $16.87 per hour or $640.90 per week, from July 2014.
  • 2013/14 Australian Minimum Wage rate was $16.37 per hour or $622.20 per week, from July 2013.
  • 2012/13 Australian Minimum Wage rate was $15.96 per hour or $606.40 per week, from July 2012.
  • 2011/12 Australian Minimum Wage rate was $15.51 per hour or $589.30 per week, from July 2011.
  • 2010/11 Australian Minimum Wage rate was $15.00 per hour or $569.90 per week, from July 2010.
  • 2009/10 Australian Minimum Wage rate was $14.31 per hour or $543.78 per week, from July 2009.
  • 2008/09 Australian Minimum Wage rate was $14.31 per hour or $543.78 per week, from October 2008.
  • 2007/08 Australian Minimum Wage rate was $13.74 per hour or $522.12 per week, from October 2007.
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