Modern Award Changes 2020

There have been significant changes to Modern Awards this year as a result of the 4-yearly review. This is in addition to the 1.75% increase to the National Minimum Wage which takes effect in three stages from 1/7/2020.

Please find a list below of all new Modern Awards and their start date.

It is important to familiarise yourself with these Awards as some coverage clauses have changed (see Miscellaneous Award and Vehicle Repair, Service and Retail Award for example) and some Sunday penalty rates have been reduced (see General Retail Industry Award and Pharmacy Industry Award for example)

In addition to the above, the high-income threshold for unfair dismissal applications rises from $148,700 to $153,600 for claims after 1/7/2020, while the maximum compensation for unfair dismissal claims increases from $74,350 to $76,800.

Award title Start date
A .
Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services Award [MA000115] 13-Apr-20
Aged Care Award [MA000018] Start date to be confirmed
Air Pilots Award [MA000046] 4-May-20
Aircraft Cabin Crew Award [MA000047] 18-Jun-20
Airline Operations - Ground Staff Award [MA000048] 4-May-20
Airport Employees Award [MA000049] 13-Apr-20
Alpine Resorts Award [MA000092] 4-May-20
Aluminium Industry Award [MA000060] 4-Feb-20
Ambulance and Patient Transport Industry Award [MA000098] 4-Feb-20
Amusement, Events and Recreation Award [MA000080] 18-Jun-20
Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award [MA000118] 14-Feb-20
Aquaculture Industry Award [MA000114] 4-Feb-20
Architects Award [MA000079] 4-May-20
Asphalt Industry Award [MA000054] 4-May-20
B .
Banking, Finance and Insurance Award [MA000019] 4-Feb-20
Black Coal Mining Industry Award [MA000001] Start date to be confirmed
Book Industry Award [MA000078] 4-Feb-20
Broadcasting, Recorded Entertainment and Cinemas Award [MA000091] Start date to be confirmed
Building and Construction General On-site Award [MA000020] Start date to be confirmed
Business Equipment Award [MA000021] 18-Jun-20
C .
Car Parking Award [MA000095] 4-Feb-20
Cement, Lime and Quarrying Award [MA000055] 4-Feb-20
Cemetery Industry Award [MA000070] 4-Feb-20
Children's Services Award [MA000120] Start date to be confirmed
Cleaning Services Award [MA000022] 4-May-20
Clerks - Private Sector Award [MA000002] 29-May-20
Coal Export Terminals Award [MA000045] 4-Feb-20
Commercial Sales Award [MA000083] 4-May-20
Concrete Products Award [MA000056] 4-May-20
Contract Call Centres Award [MA000023] 29-May-20
Corrections and Detention (Private Sector) Award [MA000110] 4-Feb-20
Cotton Ginning Award [MA000024] 4-Feb-20
D .
Dredging Industry Award [MA000085] 18-Jun-20
Dry Cleaning and Laundry Industry Award [MA000096] 4-May-20
E .
Educational Services (Post-Secondary Education) Award [MA000075] 13-Apr-20
Educational Services (Schools) General Staff Award [MA000076] 29-May-20
Educational Services (Teachers) Award [MA000077] Start date to be confirmed
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Contracting Award [MA000025] Start date to be confirmed
Electrical Power Industry Award [MA000088] 4-Feb-20
F .
Fast Food Industry Award [MA000003] Start date to be confirmed
Fire Fighting Industry Award [MA000111] 4-May-20
Fitness Industry Award [MA000094] Start date to be confirmed
Food, Beverage and Tobacco Manufacturing Award [MA000073] Start date to be confirmed
Funeral Industry Award [MA000105] Start date to be confirmed
G .
Gardening and Landscaping Services Award [MA000101] 4-Feb-20
Gas Industry Award [MA000061] 4-May-20
General Retail Industry Award [MA000004] Start date to be confirmed
Graphic Arts, Printing and Publishing Award [MA000026] Start date to be confirmed
H .
Hair and Beauty Industry Award [MA000005] Start date to be confirmed
Health Professionals and Support Services Award [MA000027] 18-Jun-20
Higher Education Industry - Academic Staff - Award [MA000006] 13-Apr-20
Higher Education Industry - General Staff - Award [MA000007] 4-May-20
Horse and Greyhound Training Award [MA000008] 18-Jun-20
Horticulture Award [MA000028] Start date to be confirmed
Hospitality Industry (General) Award [MA000009] 29-May-20
Hydrocarbons Field Geologists Award [MA000064] 13-Apr-20
Hydrocarbons Industry (Upstream) Award [MA000062] 4-Feb-20
J .
Joinery and Building Trades Award [MA000029] Start date to be confirmed
Journalists Published Media Award [MA000067] 18-Jun-20
L .
Labour Market Assistance Industry Award [MA000099] 4-May-20
Legal Services Award [MA000116] 4-Feb-20
Live Performance Award [MA000081] Start date to be confirmed
Local Government Industry Award [MA000112] 29-May-20
M .
Mannequins and Models Award [MA000117] 13-Apr-20
Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award [MA000010] 29-May-20
Marine Tourism and Charter Vessels Award [MA000093] 18-Jun-20
Marine Towage Award [MA000050] 18-Jun-20
Maritime Offshore Oil and Gas Award [MA000086] 13-Apr-20
Market and Social Research Award [MA000030] 4-Feb-20
Meat Industry Award [MA000059] 4-May-20
Medical Practitioners Award [MA000031] 4-Feb-20
Mining Industry Award [MA000011] 13-Apr-20
Miscellaneous Award [MA000104] 18-Jun-20
Mobile Crane Hiring Award [MA000032] Start date to be confirmed
N .
Nursery Award [MA000033] 4-Feb-20
Nurses Award [MA000034] Start date to be confirmed
O .
Oil Refining and Manufacturing Award [MA000072] 4-Feb-20
P .
Passenger Vehicle Transportation Award [MA000063] 13-Apr-20
Pastoral Award [MA000035] Start date to be confirmed
Pest Control Industry Award [MA000097] 18-Jun-20
Pharmaceutical Industry Award [MA000069] Start date to be confirmed
Pharmacy Industry Award [MA000012] 18-Jun-20
Plumbing and Fire Sprinklers Award [MA000036] Start date to be confirmed
Port Authorities Award [MA000051] 4-Feb-20
Ports, Harbours and Enclosed Water Vessels Award [MA000052] 18-Jun-20
Poultry Processing Award [MA000074] 4-May-20
Premixed Concrete Award [MA000057] 4-Feb-20
Professional Diving Industry (Industrial) Award [MA000108] 13-Apr-20
Professional Diving Industry (Recreational) Award [MA000109] 13-Apr-20
Professional Employees Award [MA000065] 18-Jun-20
R .
Racing Clubs Events Award [MA000013] Start date to be confirmed
Racing Industry Ground Maintenance Award [MA000014] 4-Feb-20
Rail Industry Award [MA000015] 29-May-20
Real Estate Industry Award [MA000106] 4-Feb-20
Registered and Licensed Clubs Award [MA000058] Start date to be confirmed
Restaurant Industry Award [MA000119] 29-May-20
Road Transport and Distribution Award [MA000038] 4-May-20
Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award [MA000039] 4-May-20
S .
Salt Industry Award [MA000107] Start date to be confirmed
Seafood Processing Award [MA000068] 4-Feb-20
Seagoing Industry Award [MA000122] 18-Jun-20
Security Services Industry Award [MA000016] 18-Jun-20
Silviculture Award [MA000040] 4-Feb-20
Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award [MA000100] Start date to be confirmed
Sporting Organisations Award [MA000082] 4-Feb-20
State Government Agencies Award [MA000121] 4-Feb-20
Stevedoring Industry Award [MA000053] 13-Apr-20
Storage Services and Wholesale Award [MA000084] 4-May-20
Sugar Industry Award [MA000087] 18-Jun-20
Supported Employment Services Award [MA000103] 18-Jun-20
Surveying Award [MA000066] 4-Feb-20
T .
Telecommunications Services Award [MA000041] .
Textile, Clothing, Footwear and Associated Industries Award [MA000017] Start date to be confirmed
Timber Industry Award [MA000071] Start date to be confirmed
Transport (Cash in Transit) Award [MA000042] 4-May-20
Travelling Shows Award [MA000102] 4-Feb-20
V .
Vehicle Manufacturing, Repair, Services and Retail Award [MA000089] In the vehicle manufacturing industry? Your award is now the Manufacturing Award. 29-May-20
W .
Waste Management Award [MA000043] 4-May-20
Water Industry Award [MA000113] 4-Feb-20
Wine Industry Award [MA000090] Start date to be confirmed
Wool Storage, Sampling and Testing Award [MA000044] Start date to be confirmed

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