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Update to the hourly wage for tourism and hospitality roles


A new minimum hourly wage will come into effect for many tourism and hospitality roles from 24 April.

This means that, under AEWV, employers will be required to pay workers in specific tourism and hospitality roles at least 95 per cent of the median wage — or at least $28.18 per hour.

To reflect the opening of the borders and gradual recovery of the tourism and hospitality industry, remuneration will move to 100 per cent of the median wage in April 2024 in line with other sectors.


Tourism and Hospitality roles that will be affected by this change


Occupations are listed with their ANZSCO (Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations) code in brackets.


Hotel Service Manager (431411) Hotel or Motel Manager (141311) Accommodation and Hospitality Managers nec (141999) Licensed Club Manager (141411) Conference and Event Organiser (149311) Travel Consultant (451612) Travel Agency Manager (142116) Tour Guide (451412) Caravan Park and Camping Ground Manager (141211) Diving Instructor (Open Water) (452311) Hunting Guide (452213) Gallery or Museum Technician (399311) Trekking Guide (452216) Waiter (431511) Commercial Housekeeper (811411) Kitchenhand (851311) Barista (431112) Hotel or Motel Receptionist (542113) Bar Attendant (431111) Fast Food Cook (851111) Food Trades Assistants nec (851299) Hospitality Workers nec (431999) Cafe Worker (431211) Pastrycook's Assistant (851211) Doorperson or Luggage Porter (431912) Gaming Worker (431311) Travel Attendants nec (451799)

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