Federal Awards Pay Increase as of 1 July 2016

As of 1 July 2016 the Federal Industrial Awards pay rates increased by 2.4%.  This wage increase comes into effect from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2016.

This wage increase will mean the following:

  • The weekly rates of pay in the modern awards will increase by 2.4%, rounded to the nearest 10 cents, with commensurate increases in hourly rates on the basis of a 38 hour week
  • The casual loading for award/agreement free employees will remain at 25%
  • Superannuation will remain at 9.5%

We recommend that any members with questions regarding the changes to pay rates contact Fair Work Australia.