Enterprises with a Workplace Agreement in place will continue to operate from the Agreement and not the Horticulture Award 2010. However, where a provision in the Agreement provides a lesser entitlement in comparison with the NES, the entitlement under the NES will apply. In addition to this, the base rate of pay in the Agreement (the permanent weekly/hourly rate) will not be less than the rate contained in the Horticulture Award 2010. The exception to this relates to casual loadings in workplace agreements. Where an agreement provides for a 23 per cent causal loading, this can continue to apply despite the horticulture award containing a 25 per cent loading.
Queensland horticulture enterprises WITH a Workplace Agreement in place
Queensland horticulture enterprises WITHOUT a Workplace Agreement in place
The information contained in the website links below apply to all Qld horticulture enterprises without a workplace agreement from the first full pay period commencing on or after 1 July 2015.
- NOTE: Wages from 1 July 2015 Horticulture Award Wages and Conditions Fact Sheet
- Horticulture Award 2010 (Full award – external PDF document)
The base rates of pay contained in the Horticulture Award 2010, which apply from 1 July 2015, are provided below:
- 17.79 'standard rate'
$ Casual Hourly
For more information on the Seasonal Worker Programme, please see the fact sheets below:
All information on this site is drawn from the relevant statutory authority e.g. Fair Work Commission, Australian Tax Office and Fair Work Ombudsman. It is not legal advice. The industrial relations information provided is accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing.