Awards provide pay rates and conditions of employment such as leave entitlements, overtime and shift work, amongst other workplace related conditions.
Most modern awards relate to particular industries or occupations. There are currently 121 modern awards of general application.
A small number of enterprise and State reference public sector modern awards cover specific employers and their employees only.
These awards, with the National Employment Standards, provide a minimum safety net of terms and conditions of employment for all national system employees.
The Fair Work Commission is responsible for maintaining and reviewing the modern awards.
Copies of the current modern awards can be found through our Modern awards list page, and information on any applications to change those awards can be found on our Award modernisation pages.
Your award coverage
We cannot tell you which award you are covered by.
To find out which award you are covered by, go to the Awards page on the Fair Work Ombudsman’s website.