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All workers have rights and protections at work, including an hourly minimum rate of pay.

Your workplace conditions may be set out in an award, agreement or contract of employment. When you start a new job you should ask your boss which one applies to you and if you can see a copy. Awards are available through your union or at

If you think you are not getting paid what you should, contact Unions Australia on 1300 486 466 or You can request to speak with a translator.

Minimum Rates of Pay

Minimum hourly rates are set out in Awards. You may be entitled to a higher hourly rate of pay depending on your industry, workplace or experience.

What’s Not Okay

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