Employers must provide their employees with at least the minimum entitlements for wages and conditions of employment. These entitlements are most often found in enterprise agreements or awards.
There is a safety net to make sure all employees who are part of the national system receive the minimum wages and conditions. To understand how we set the national minimum wage, see Annual wage reviews.
Note: If you believe you are not getting the right pay, you can ask for help from the Fair Work Ombudsman. For more information go to the Pay and wages page on their website.
The national minimum wage
We review and set the national minimum wage each year.
National Employment Standards
The minimum terms and conditions for employees in the national system.
Where to find your pay and conditions
Pay and conditions are usually in enterprise agreements and awards.