Industrial Awards

NSW councils are covered by the terms and conditions of the Local Government (State) Award 2014 and the Local Government (State) Electricians Award.

Local Government (State) Award 2014

The Local Government (State) Award 2014 was approved by the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW on 25 June 2014.

The 2014 Award took effect on the first full pay period to commence on or after 1 July 2014.

Download Award variations: 2014 Schedule of Changes to the Local Government (State) Award (PDF 236KB).

Negotiations for Local Government (State) Award 2017

Logs of claims:

Local Government (Electricians) (State) Award

The Industrial Relations Commission of NSW conducted a review of the Local Government (Electricians) State Award on 21 February 2013.

State Wage Case 2016

The NSW Industrial Relations Commission varied a number of NSW awards on 6 December 2016 to give effect to its decision in State Wage Case 2016 [2016] NSWIRComm 12.

The rates of pay of the following NSW awards have been increased by 2.4%:

  • Local Government Aged, Disability and Home Care (State) Award

  • Nurses’ (Private Sector) Training Wage (State) Award

  • Nursing Homes, &c., Nurses’ (State) Award.

The above increase may be offset against:

  1. Any equivalent over award payments, and/or

  2. Award wage increases other than state wages case adjustments.

The increase has retrospective operation and takes effect from the first full pay period commencing on or after 28 September 2016.

Subscribe to the Award Supply Service

Those councils that subscribe to the Award Supply Service receive copies of all varied Award clauses.