The minimum wage is the minimum amount an employee can get paid. There is a different minimum wage for national system employees and state system employees. If an employee is entitled to a wage under an award, industrial agreement or employment contract that is higher than the minimum wage, then it is likely that the higher wage applies. Note that some employees have a different minimum wage, including:
• people under 21 years of age;
• apprentices and trainees; and
• people with a disability who get paid an assessed wage.
To find out the minimum wage that applies to you, call Wageline on 1300 655 266 if you are in the state system of employment laws, or the Fair Work Infoline on 13 13 94 if you are in the national system.