Wage Rates

Annual Wage Increase

On 31 May 2016 the Fair Work Commission’s Expert Panel (Panel) handed down its Annual Wage Review Decision for 2015-16.

Following a fairly extensive consultation period, which included submissions from our national body, the AHA, the Panel granted an increase:

  • Of 2.4% to ADULT modern award wages 
  • To the National Minimum Wage (for award/Agreement free employees). The weekly NMW will be $672.70 per week. This represents a weekly increase of $15.80 per week or 41 cents per hour.

 The above increases will affect all employers from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2016.

 With regard to the operative date, where an employer’s pay period commences prior to 1 July, for example, on 30 June, the increase provided in the above Decision will not affect wages until the next pay cycle. This is due to the pay cycle commencing prior to 1 July – the Decision states it applies to a full pay cycle that commences (ie the first day of the cycle) either on, or after, 1 July.

 The AHA (NT) will be amending all of the wage sheets currently contained on this website in the coming weeks.

Wage Rate Tables

The AHA (NT) develops Wage Rate Tables, which include the recent minimum wage increase and are checked by industry experts and the FWO.

Rates shown in these tables are applied from the first full pay period on, or after, 1 July 2016.

Hospitality Industry General Award 2010 (HIGA) 

Restaurant Industry Award 2010 (RIA)

Registered and Licensed Clubs Award 2010 (RLCA)

Employers are strongly encouraged to undertake an individual assessment of the key duties and responsibilities performed by each employee under the 'Classifications' in the Modern Awards. 

For current copies of the modern awards, CLICK HERE.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the AHA (NT) office on (08) 8981 3650.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that while ALL due care has been taken in preparing this information the AHA (NT) does not accept any liability nor is it responsible for any loss as a result of relying on this information.