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Conditions of Employment

Generally, wages and conditions of employment are legally set down by awards and certified agreements. The lowest rate of pay that can be paid to an adult is referred to as the minimum wage. Junior wages (for 15 to 21 year old workers) are a percentage of the adult wage. The wages and terms of employment are specified in an enterprise agreement, a federal award or a state industry sector order. Industry sectors can include accommodation, cafes and restaurants, communication services and retail trade to name a few.

Wage Information

For advice and information and wages, conditions, awards and certified agreements.

Workplace Rights

You can contact the Workplace Ombudsman Helpline between the hours of 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday on 1300 724 200 for the cost of a local call. If you need assistance communicating in English you can contact the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450 for free help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Employment Rights Legal Centre

JobWatch is an employment rights legal centre which provides assistance to Victorian workers about their rights at work.

Health and Safety

For information on health and safety and worker's compensation enquiries