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.

The annual minimum wage review supports the economic factors needed to improve child and youth wellbeing in the Government’s Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy action plan.

Find out about the Strategy(external link) — Child and Youth Wellbeing

2023 minimum wage

The 2023 minimum wage will be $22.70 per hour.

2022 minimum wage

The 2022 minimum wage is $21.20 per hour.

Last updated: 14 February 2023