Restaurant Industry Award 2020 Wage Summary – Effective 1 July 2024

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Attached below is a wage summary to help you be prepared come 1 July 2024.  If your business is covered by the Restaurant Industry Award 2020, this is for you.

On Monday, 3 June 2024, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) delivered a significant increase to Australia’s minimum wages for award-free and award-covered employees.  Starting from the first full pay period on or after July 1, 2024, the minimum pay rates will increase by 3.75%.

The summary below has been prepared to provide you with an indication of what the hourly rates will increase to. It applies to employers operating under the Restaurant Industry Award 2020 for businesses such as restaurants, reception
centers, nightclubs, cafes, and roadhouses. It also includes any tearoom, café, and catering services provided by a restaurant business.

Edited Restaurant-Industry-Award-2020-Wage-Summary.pdf (

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Being partnered with the Coffee Commune was a logical extension of our business. It is a great opportunity to showcase our equipment range, however, we also see the immense value to the industry of being part of the Coffee Commune’s exceptional training facilities
Fabio Cordovado Director CWE
Labour laws are more and more complex and hard to understand; Through our membership with Coffee Commune, we have constant access to a HR/IR hotline. Quick and Easy.
Phil Johnson Founder and owner Chef
Ecco Bistro
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Sarah Buiso Restaurant Owner of Da Buiso
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Vince Monardo Naked Syrups
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Matt Allington Partner, Business Services
BDO (Australia)
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Alessandro Calabrisello General Manager
Sanremo Coffee Machines Australia