See Fair Work Act s.382
The high income threshold operates as a limit to an employee’s eligibility to be protected from unfair dismissal under the terms of the Fair Work Act 2009.
If an employee is not covered by a modern award, or if an enterprise agreement does not apply to them, they must have an annual rate of earnings of less than the high income threshold.
The high income threshold is currently $162,000. This figure is adjusted annually on 1 July.
For a dismissal which took effect on or before 30 June 2022 the high income threshold was $158,500.