Employee pay and benefits

The Queensland Government guarantees employee pay and benefits though a set of employment standards contained in the Industrial Relations Act 2016. We provide most government employees further guarantees with a modern award and certified agreement.

Your modern award and certified agreement supports and provides conditions and entitlements as favourable or better that than what’s provided for by the employment standards.

The Queensland employment standards guarantees minimum entitlements and rights concerning:

  • wages
  • working hours
  • flexible work
  • leave and leave loading
  • public holiday working requirements
  • notice of termination and redundancy
  • employer obligations to   provide information statements
  • notification of relevant industrial   instruments to employees.

Queensland employment standards apply to all Queensland government employees.

Queensland Government agreements guarantee minimum wages, conditions and entitlements for employees of a particular employer.

See our list of public service agreements or our list of local government agreements to read your relevant agreement.

Each agreement includes a salary schedule contained within the agreement document. Previous agreements and salary schedules are also accessible at the links above. Speak to your HR team if you’re not sure which agreement applies, or you are unable to locate the salary schedule information.

The State Government Entities Certified Agreement page contains updates and information for those covered by the agreement.