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Commercial Radio Industrial Awards

New Awards covering the industry

The new industrial awards covering Commercial Radio commenced on 1 January 2010. Copies of the 3 main awards impacting the industry are below - see award links (in green bold):

For Clerical Award rates, members are advised to contact CRA for assistance.  The actual award rate applicable during the modern awards transition period (up to July 2014) will depend on an assessment of what the  applicable classification is under the Clerical Private Sector Award 2010.  

Broadcasting & Recorded Entertainment Award 2010 - replaces the 3 main Commercial radio awards for announcers, journalists and technical staff.

  Commercial Sales Award 2010 - covers radio sales reps & executives in all states and territories. This replaces the previous Commercial Sales Award in Victoria.

Clerks Private Sector Award 2010 - replaces all previous state clercial awards  

    Please note : published rates of pay in the Full Award copies do not include transitional provisions & are therefore NOT the actual rate to be applied - Members should refer to the separate wages & conditions summaries provided and / or contact CRA for advise. 

Minimum Federal wage - from 1 July 2013 

The Federal Minimum Wage has been set at $622.20 per week for a full time employee or $16.37 per hour.

The minimum casual rate (which includes a 24% (transitional) casual loading) is now $20.30 per hour.

These minimum rates took affect from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2013.

 Commercial Radio Awards - Rates of pay

Please open Management Circular 18/2013 - 2013 Minimum Wage & Award Rates for latest award rates for the :

  • Broadcasting & Recorded Entertainment Award 2010, and
  • Commercial Sales Award 2010.  
  • Clerks Private Sector Award 2010

Non-award employees

Non-award employees, including management employees, are covered by the National Employment Standards and the Federal Minimum Wage. 

The National Employment Standards cover 10 basic entitlements, including  minimum rates of pay and casual loading; hours of work; annual leave; personal leave; and unpaid parental leave, redundancy and termination, request for flexible work arrnagements, community service leave & Fair Work Information statement .  Click to view National Employment Standards.

For more information contact David Fuller on 02 9281 6577 or

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this advice is a summary only of the subject matter covered. This information is not intended to be nor should it be relied on as a substitute for independent legal or professional advice in relation to its subject matter. While Commercial Radio Australia Ltd has used due care and skill in preparing this information for its members, Commercial Radio Australia Ltd does not warrant that the information contained herein is free from errors or omissions.







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