Government Officers Salaries, Allowances and Conditions
1. - TITLE
This Award shall be known as the Government Officers Salaries, Allowances and Conditions Award 1989, and
shall supersede and replace the Awards or Agreements listed in Schedule C – List of Awards/Agreements which
are replaced by this Award.
1B. - MINIMUM ADULT AWARD WAGE
(1) No adult employee shall be paid less than the minimum adult award wage unless otherwise provided by
(2) The minimum adult award wage for full time adult employees is $504.40 per week payable on and
from 7 July 2006.
(3) The minimum adult award wage is deemed to include all arbitrated safety net adjustments from State
Wage Case decisions.
(4) Unless otherwise provided in this clause adults employed as casuals, part-time employees or piece
workers or employees who are remunerated wholly on the basis of payment by result shall not be paid
less than pro rata the minimum adult award wage according to the hours worked.
(5) Juniors shall be paid no less than the wage determined by applying the percentage prescribed in the
junior rates provision in this award to the minimum adult award wage.
(a) The minimum adult award wage shall not apply to apprentices, employees engaged on
traineeships or Jobskill placements or employed under the Commonwealth Government
Supported Wage System or to other categories of employees who by prescription are paid less
than the minimum award rate.
(b) Liberty to apply is reserved in relation to any special categories of employees not included
here or otherwise in relation to the application of the minimum adult award wage.
(7) Subject to this clause the minimum adult award wage shall:
(a) apply to all work in ordinary hours.
(b) Apply to the calculation of overtime and all other penalty rates, superannuation, payments
during any period of paid leave and for all purposes of this award.
(8) Minimum Adult Award Wage
The rates of pay in this award include the minimum weekly wage for adult employees payable under
the 2006 General Order Wage Case Decision. Any increase arising from the insertion of the adult
minimum wage will be offset against any equivalent amount in rates of pay received by employees
whose wages and conditions of employment are regulated by this award which are above the wage
rates prescribed in the award. Such above award payments include wages payable pursuant to
enterprise agreements, consent awards or award variations to give effect to enterprise agreements and
over award arrangements. Absorption which is contrary to the terms of an agreement is not required.
Increases under previous State Wage Case Principles or under the current Statement of Principles,
excepting those resulting from enterprise agreements, are not to be used to offset the adult minimum
(9) Adult Apprentices
(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of this clause, an apprentice, 21 years of age or over, shall not
be paid less than $421.70 per week.
(b) The rate paid in paragraph (a) above is payable on superannuation and during any period of
paid leave prescribed by this Award.
(c) Where in this award an additional rate is expressed as a percentage, fraction or multiple of the
ordinary rate of pay, it shall be calculated upon the rate prescribed in this award for the actual
year of apprenticeship.
(d) Nothing in this clause shall operate to reduce the rate of pay fixed by this award for an adult
apprentice in force immediately prior to 5 June 2003.
2. - ARRANGEMENT
1B. Minimum Adult Award Wage
3. Area of Operation
5. Term of Award
7. Certificate of Service
8. Contract of Service
9. Part-Time Employment
10. Casual Employment
12. Salaries - Specified Callings
13. Purchased Leave - 44/52 Salary Arrangement
14. Purchased Leave - Deferred Salary Arrangement
15. Salary Packaging Arrangement
16. Supported Wage
18. Annual Increments
19. Higher Duties Allowance
21. Shift Work Allowance
22. Overtime Allowance
23. Annual Leave
24. Public Holidays
25. Long Service Leave
26. Sick Leave
27. Carers Leave
28. Parental Leave
29. Leave Without Pay
30. Study Leave
31. Short Leave
32. Bereavement Leave
33. Cultural/Ceremonial Leave
34. Blood/Plasma Donors Leave
35. Emergency Service Leave
36. Union Facilities For Union Representatives
37. Leave to Attend Association Business
38. Trade Union Training Leave
39. Defence Force Reserves Leave
40. Witness and Jury Service
41. Camping Allowance
42. District Allowance
43. Disturbance Allowance
44. Diving Allowance
45. Flying Allowance
46. Motor Vehicle Allowance
47. Property Allowance
48. Protective Clothing Allowance
49. Relieving Allowance
50. Removal Allowance
51. Sea - Going Allowance
52. Transfer Allowance
53. Travelling Allowance
54. Annual Interstate Allowance
55. Mortuary Allowance
56. Weekend Absence from Residence
57. Preservation of Rights
58. Keeping of and Access to Employment Records
59. Notification of Change
60. Right of Entry and Inspection by Authorised Representatives
61. Copies of Award
62. Establishment of Consultative Mechanisms
63. Dispute Settlement Procedure
64. Expired General Agreement Salaries
SCHEDULE A List of Respondents
SCHEDULE B Government Officers Not Covered by the Scope of this Award
SCHEDULE C List of Awards/Agreements which are replaced by this Award
SCHEDULE D Salaries
SCHEDULE E Salaries - Specified Callings
SCHEDULE F Clause 41. - Camping Allowance
SCHEDULE G Clause 42. - District Allowances
SCHEDULE H Motor Vehicle Allowance
SCHEDULE I Clause 22. – Overtime Allowance
SCHEDULE J Travelling, Transfer and Relieving Allowance
SCHEDULE K Shiftwork Allowance
SCHEDULE L Other Allowances
SCHEDULE M Travel Concessions for Annual Leave
SCHEDULE N Named Union Party
SCHEDULE O Annual Interstate Allowance Rates
SCHEDULE P Expired General Agreement Salaries
3. - AREA OF OPERATION
This Award shall apply throughout the State of Western Australia.
4. - SCOPE
This Award shall apply to all Government officers eligible for membership of the Civil Service Association of
Western Australia Incorporated, employed by the Public Authorities listed in Schedule A – List of Respondents
of this Award, except for those officers specified in Schedule B – Government Officers Not Covered by the
Scope of this Award, or officers whose salaries or salary ranges, conditions or allowances are determined or
recommended pursuant to the Salaries and Allowances Act 1975 or any other Act or are determined or to be
determined by the Governor pursuant to the provisions of any Act of Parliament.
5. - TERM OF AWARD
This Award shall operate as from 24 November 1989 and shall remain in force for a period of one year.
6. - DEFINITIONS
"Board of Reference" means a Board of Reference established under the provisions of Section 48 of the
Industrial Relations Act 1979.
"Casual officer" means an officer engaged by the hour for a period not exceeding one calendar month in any
period of engagement, or any officer employed as a casual on an hourly rate of pay by agreement between the
Association and the employer.
"De facto partner" means a relationship (other than a legal marriage) between two persons who live together in a
'marriage-like' relationship and includes same sex partners.
"Employer" means a Respondent listed in Schedule A – List of Respondents of this Award.
"Fixed term officer" means an officer who is employed on a full time or part-time basis on a contract of service
of specified duration.
"Headquarters" means the place in which the principal work of an officer is carried out, as defined by the
"Metropolitan area" means that area within a radius of 50 kilometres from the Perth city railway station.
"Officer" means a Government officer within the meaning of the Industrial Relations Act 1979.
"One working day" shall be equated to seven hours and 30 minutes.
"Partner" means either spouse or de facto partner.
"Part-time employment" means regular and continuing employment of less than 37.5 hours per week.
"Spouse" means a person who is lawfully married to that person.
“The Association” means the Civil Service Association of Western Australia Incorporated.
“Union” means the Civil Service Association of Western Australia Incorporated.
7. – CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
On request, the employer shall issue a Certificate of Service containing full information as to the period of
service, and nature of duties performed by the officer to the officer on redundancy, retirement, resignation or
where contracts of service expire through the effluxion of time.
8. – CONTRACT OF SERVICE
(1) (a) Every officer appointed to the employ of an employer shall be on probation for a period not
exceeding six months, unless otherwise determined by the employer.
However, officers appointed from the Public Sector who have at least six months' continuous
satisfactory service immediately prior to their permanent appointment will not be required to
serve a probationary period.
(b) At any time during the period of probation the employer may annul the appointment and
terminate the services of the officer by the giving of one week's notice by either party or
payment in lieu thereof, by either party.
(c) As soon as poss