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Awards  

On 1 January 2010, private sector NSW employers and workers, previously covered by the NSW state award system (mainly sole traders and partnerships), moved into the national workplace relations system administered by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

This has resulted in all previous federal and state awards being streamlined into 122 modern awards. These awards now cover all Australian private-sector workplaces.

All private sector employers are required to use the appropriate modern award.

To find the modern award that now applies to you go to Fair Work Online [Fair Work Ombudsman’s website]

NSW Industrial Relations provides limited award information

Transport contract determinations and local government awards are still covered by NSW. You may view these at the below links or contact us.

Fair Work Online provides information on the 122 modern awards which now cover all Australian workplaces. You may also call the Fair Work Infoline on 13 13 94.

NSW state awards and contract determinations are also available from the NSW Industrial Relations Commission website’s alphabetical list.

If you are seeking information that relates to employment in a Government Department or agency please contact the Employee Service Unit or the Human Resources Officer of the Department concerned.