Minimum wage reviews

This page provides the Cabinet papers and regulatory impact analyses for previous reviews of the minimum wages.

The Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety is required by law to review the minimum wages annually, to take effect 1 April each year.

2019 minimum wage

The 2019 minimum wage will be $17.70 per hour

Minimum Wage Review, November 2018 [PDF, 1.2 MB]

Minimum wage 2019 Cabinet paper [PDF, 456 KB]

Minimum wage 2019 regulatory impact statement [PDF, 512 KB]

2018 minimum wage

The 2018 minimum wage is $16.50 per hour.

Minimum wage 2018 Cabinet paper [PDF, 359 KB]

Minimum wage 2018 regulatory impact statement [PDF, 230 KB]

2017 minimum wage

The 2017 minimum wage was $15.75 per hour.

Minimum wage 2017 Cabinet paper [PDF, 93 KB]

Minimum wage 2017 regulatory impact statement [PDF, 1.4 MB]

2016 minimum wage

The 2016 minimum wage was $15.25 per hour.

Minimum wage 2016 Cabinet paper [PDF, 177 KB]

Minimum wage 2016 regulatory impact statement [PDF, 1.1 MB]