Wages and Conditions

The South Australian public sector (including almost all Government Business Enterprises) and the South Australian local government sector are subject to the State  Fair Work Act 1994 and are part of the state industrial relations (IR) system. See the list of local government and Government Business Enterprises (PDF 82kb) remaining in the state IR system here. Employers and employees in these sectors should contact the SafeWork SA Help Centre on 1300 365 255 for further information.

The 2012 General Review of Award Wages and Minimum Standard for Remuneration decision and the industrial awards listed below apply only to employers and employees in the South Australian public sector, South Australian local government sector and prescribed Government Business Enterprises.

Increase in State Award Rates of Pay and the Minimum Wage

On 21 June 2012, the Industrial Relations Commission of SA handed down its 2012 General Review of Award Wages and Minimum Standard for Remuneration Decision. The Commission has determined that Adult award rates of pay will be increased by 2.9% per week, and the new State Minimum Award Wage will be $617.40 per week. All awards and the minimum wage will be increased from a common operative date of the first full pay period to commence on or after 1 July 2012.

The Statement, Decision and Orders are available under 'Latest News' on the Commission's website.

Related Information

Minimum Wage

Current awards under the state industrial relations system

State Government

Aboriginal Education Workers (DECS) Award
Cemetery Employees Award
Central Linen Employees Award
Chauffeurs (Ministerial) Public Service Award
Early Childhood Worker Award
Firefighting Industry Employees (South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service) Award 2007
Government Stores Employees Interim Award
Hotels, Clubs, Etc., Award
Intellectual Disability Services Award
Medical Scientists (South Australian Public Sector) Award
Natural Resources Management Board Award
Nurses (South Australian Public Sector) Award 2002
Part-Time Interpreters or Translators (Public Service) Award
Personal Assistants to the Members of the Parliament of SA Award
Police Officers Award
Pre-School (Kindergarten) Teaching Staff Award
Public Service (Recreation Leave Loading) Award
SA Public Sector Cafes and Restaurants Adelaide Convention Centre Award
SA Public Sector Live Performance Award
SA Public Sector Plumbers and Gasfitters Award
School Services Officers (Government Schools) Award
South Australian Ambulance Service Award
South Australian Education Staff (Government Preschools and Schools) Arbitrated Enterprise Bargaining Award 2010
South Australian Government Building Trades Award
South Australian Government Civil Construction and Maintenance Award
South Australian Government Departments and Instrumentalities (Metal Trades) Award 2007
South Australian Government Health, etc, Ancillary Employees Award
South Australian Government Printing Interim Award
South Australian Government Services Award
South Australian Government Transport Workers Award 1994 (DECS) Award
South Australian Medical Officers Award
South Australian Municipal Salaried Officers Award
South Australian Public Sector Salaried Employees Interim Award
TAFE (Education Staff) Interim Awards
TAFE SA Education Staff Arbitrated Enterprise Bargaining Award 2010

Information about the State Government awards.

Local Government

Adelaide City Corporation Award
Caretakers and Cleaners Award
Cemetery Employees Award
Clerks (Clubs, Hotels and Motels) Award
Clothing Trades Award
Local Government (Health Services) Award
Local Government Cafes, Restaurants and Snack Bars Award
Local Government Employees Award
Nurses (South Australian Local Government Sector) Award

Information about the Local Government awards.

State Government Business Enterprises

Adelaide Cemeteries Authority Officers Award
Clerks (SA) Award
Live Theatre and Concert (Adelaide Festival Centre Trust) Award
Performing Arts Centre (Adelaide Festival Centre Trust) Award

Information about the State Government Business Enterprises awards.