Employment conditions

Employee rights

The Fair Work Ombudsman provides information and advice on Australia’s workplace rights and responsibilities. Their website contains information on pay, awards, employment, leave, termination and complaints. 

An award sets the minimum conditions – including pay –​ for employees who work in the same industries or occupations. To ensure that you are being paid to industry standard, view the Ombudsman’s Awards page or call Wageline on 1300 655 266.


The Ombudsman has developed a series of short videos to help you understand your rights and responsibilities in an Australian workplace. These include:

You can also access these videos in ChineseKoreanHindiVietnamese and Arabic.