Minimum wage and super changes from 1 July 2022

The Fair Work ombudsman has updated the minimum wage, with some changes coming in on 1 July and some on 1 October, so if you are paying employees we would recommend you check your award and see if the changes impact on your team.

 From 1 July 2022:

  • The National Minimum Wage has increased by $40 per week, which amounts to an increase of 5.2%
  • award minimum wages have increased by 4.6%, which are subject to a minimum increase for adult award classifications of $40 per week and based on a 38-hour week for a full-time employee.

Other award wages, including junior, apprentice and supported wages that are based on adult minimum wages, will get a proportionate increase.

Some awards get a minimum wage increase from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2022, while others get one from the first full pay period on or after 1 October 2022.

What you can do now

To find out your new pay rates, you can:

Other 1 July 2022 changes

From 1 July 2022, there are other changes you should know about.


  • The superannution guarantee rate is now 10.5%
  • The $450 minimum for paying super has been removed, so super needs to be paid on all wages
  • For employees under 18 years of age, superannuation is not required unless they have worked more than 30 hours a week

Other changes:

  • high income threshold and compensation cap
  • new award provisions under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services (SCHADS) Award
  • end of unpaid pandemic leave in many awards. 
  • Find out more about these changes at Minimum wages increase from 1 July 2022.

If you need help with any of this, or want more information, please get in touch with one of our team and we will be happy to give you a hand


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