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Previous minimum wage rates

Minimum wage rates from 2007-2017.

Minimum wage rates from May 2013 to April 2017

In force from:AdultStarting outTraining
1 April 2017 $15.75 $12.60 $12.60
1 April 2016 $15.25 $12.20 $12.20
1 April 2015 $14.75 $11.80 $11.80
1 April 2014 $14.25 $11.40 $11.40
1 May 2013[4] n/c $11.00 n/c

Minimum wage rates from April 2008 to April 2013

In force from:AdultNew entrantTraining
1 April 2013 $13.75 $11.00 $11.00
1 April 2012 $13.50 $10.80 $10.80
1 April 2011 $13.00 $10.40 $10.40
1 April 2010 $12.75 $10.20 $10.20
1 April 2009 $12.50 $10.00 $10.00
1 April 2008 $12.00 $9.60 $9.60

Minimum wage rates from March 1997 to April 2007

In force from:AdultYouthTraining
1 April 2007 $11.25 $9.00 $9.00
27 March 2006 $10.25 $8.20 $8.20
21 March 2005 $9.50 $7.60 $7.60
1 April 2004 $9.00 $7.20 $7.20
24 March 2003 $8.50 $6.80 $6.80
18 March 2002 $8.00 $6.40  
5 March 2001 $7.70 $5.40  
6 March 2000 $7.55 $4.55  
1 March 1997 $7.00 $4.20  

Notes:

  1. From 1 May 2013 the minimum starting-out wage replaced the minimum wage for new entrants and the training minimum wage for trainees under 20 years of age.
  2. The training minimum wage was introduced in June 2003.
  3. The youth minimum wage applied to employees aged 16 and 17 years. From 1 April 2008, the youth minimum wage was replaced with a minimum wage for new entrants, which applies to some employees aged 16 or 17 years.
  4. From 2001 to 2008 the adult minimum wage applied to employees aged 18 years and over. Prior to that, the adult minimum wage only applied to those aged 20 years and over. From 1 April 2008, the adult minimum wage applies to employees aged 16 years and over who are not new entrants or trainees.

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