Minimum Wages of International Students in Australia

International students have the same workplace rights as all other workers in Australia, including minimum wages, based on the work they do. From 1 July 2020, employees who are 21 years or over and not covered by an award or agreement, the new national minimum wage is $19.84 per hour or $24.80 for casual employees.




The Fair Work Commission has announced a 1.75% increase to minimum wages. This will apply to all award wages.

Increases to awards will start on 3 different dates for different groups of awards. See When will my award increase for details about when the new minimum wages in your award start.

Most employees are covered by an award. If you’re not sure which award applies, use Find my award.

For anyone not covered by an award or an agreement, the new National Minimum Wage will be $753.80 per week or $19.84 per hour. This applies from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2020.

You can read the detailed decision on the Fair Work Commission’s website.






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