Each financial year the Commission reviews and sets minimum wages. These are the draft determinations for the Annual Wage Review 2021–22.
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About the draft determinations
Minimum wage rates draft determinations
On 15 June 2022, the Expert Panel of the Fair Work Commission issued the Annual Wage Review 2021–22 decision  FWCFB 3500 to change modern award minimum rates.
For most awards the changes will take effect from the first full pay period that starts on or after 1 July 2022.
For these awards the changes will take effect from the first full pay period that starts on or after 1 October 2022:
- Aircraft Cabin Crew Award 2020
- Airline Operations – Ground Staff Award 2020
- Air Pilots Award 2020
- Airport Employees Award 2020
- Airservices Australia Enterprise Award 2016
- Alpine Resorts Award 2020
- Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2020
- Marine Tourism and Charter Vessels Award 2020
- Registered and Licensed Clubs Award 2020
- Restaurant Industry Award 2020.
The method we used to adjust modern award minimum wages is outlined in the Method of adjustment to wages (pdf).
Expense-related allowance draft determinations
Commission staff have prepared draft determinations adjusting expense-related allowances in modern awards for the applicable Consumer Price Index figure.
The draft expense-related allowances determinations for the awards being changed on 1 October 2022 will be published on 12 August 2022, as outlined in Statement  FWCFB 99. Interested parties will be able to comment on those drafts at that time.
We have prepared draft modern award wage determinations, taking into account the Expert Panel’s decision, and draft expense-related allowance determinations for review and comment.
Method for adjusting expense-related allowances
The method we used to adjust expense-related allowances in modern awards in 2022 is outlined in the Expense-related allowances guide to methods of adjustment (pdf).
Consolidated list of expense-related allowances
Commission staff have prepared a list of expense-related allowances adjusted for the applicable Consumer Price Index figure for modern awards being varied on 1 July 2022.
Downloaded the spreadsheet Expense-related allowances in modern awards 2022 (Excel).
Supported wage system draft determination
Following the Annual Wage Review 2021–22 decision  FWCFB 3500, the Expert Panel will issue a determination in relation to the Support Wage System schedule in some modern awards.
The determination will take effect from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2022.
A draft determination (pdf) has been published for feedback.
National Training Wage – reference to Miscellaneous Award 2020
Wage increases for trainees under the National Training Wage (NTW) will come into effect on the same date as modern award minimum wage increases.
This includes modern awards that refer to and incorporate the terms under Schedule E of the Miscellaneous Award 2020, which has an operative date of 1 July 2022.
A temporary note will be inserted into the National Training Wage incorporation clause in awards with an operative date of 1 October 2021. The note will direct users to the rates in Schedule E to the Miscellaneous Award as at the date of the last increase in wages. These rates will be published on a separate page on our website so they are easily accessible for award users.
Note 1: There are no expense-related allowances in this award.
Note 2: Changes to these awards will take effect from 1 October 2022. The draft expense-related allowances determinations for these awards will be published on 12 August 2022. Interested parties will be able to comment on those drafts at that time.