As of 1 January 2010, this information only applies to the state public sector (including most Government Business Enterprises) and local government entities. For further information please refer to Industrial Relations.

On 28 June 2013, the Full Industrial Relations Commission of SA declared a Minimum Standard for Remuneration (Minimum Wage) to operate from the first full pay period commencing on or after 1 July 2013. The Standard remains in force subject to review by the Full Commission.

The Minimum Wage applies to all employers and employees who are covered by the South Australian Industrial Relations system (State System) and prevails over a contract of employment and existing State Award wages and conditions to the extent that the terms of the Minimum Wage are more favourable to an employee. The Minimum Wage in particular impacts on State System employers who engage employees not covered by a State Award.

As from 1 January 2010, the State System covers only employers and employees in the South Australian public sector, local government and prescribed State Government Business Enterprises. The whole of the private sector, including the non-government community services sector, private schools and universities, are now covered by the national industrial relations system.

It is important to note however, that there is a federal Minimum Wage, and national system employers and their employees should go to the Fair Work website or ring the Fair Work InfoLine on 131 394 to identify their obligations and entitlements.

In addition to the table below, the State Minimum Wage also includes minimum rates for apprentices, trainees, piece workers and workers in supported employment.

The State Minimum Wage from the first full pay period on and from 1 July 2013 is

Age

Weekly
(38 hours)

Hourly

Casual
Hourly

 

($)

($)

($)

Adult

633.50

16.67

20.67

20 (90%)

570.20

15.01

18.61

19 (80%)

506.80

13.34

16.54

18 (70%)

443.50

11.67

14.47

17 (60%)

380.10

10.00

12.40

Under 17 (50%)

316.80

8.34

10.34

A full copy of the Declaration of the Minimum Standard for Remuneration can be accessed on the Commission's website from the links below.

Please note: In accordance with the Casual Loading Case determined by the Commission in January 2012, from 1 July 2013 the casual hourly rates are now calculated as an additional 24% of the equivalent hourly rate, and will then increase to 25% from 1 July 2014.

The SafeWork SA Rate Sheet can be accessed from the links below.