The Australian Bureau of Statistics put the average full time adult earning in Australia at $1,109 per week in February 2008 – roughly £535. Minimum wage was listed as $26,572 per year – around £12,800. Workers in the Capital Territory (i.e. Canberra) are Australia’s highest paid workers, while Tasmania has the lowest average wages.
Recently regulation came in that meant all overseas workers now enjoy the same right as permanent Australian workers when it comes to minimum wage entitlement, sick pay and holidays.