Fast Food Industry Award Guide
*Last updated 20/06/2023
Fast Food Industry Award Guide 2020 (M000003): Complete Summary (Updated 2023)
This blog is a complete summary of the Fast Food Industry Award, covering all main pay categories that determine the calculation of pay. The full version of the award can be found here.
Table of contents:
- Key Takeaways
- Classifications of employees
- Full time employees
- Part time employees
- Casual Employees
- Junior employees
The Fast Food Industry Award covers employers in the fast food industry and their employees throughout Australia.
This includes businesses taking orders for, preparing, selling and delivering fast food (meals, snacks, beverages) in the following ways:
- taking orders (including via an app), cooking and selling fast food
- baristas (in fast food shops or take-away cafes)
- delivery drivers
- supervisors of these employees
- employees in charge of a fast food / take-away shop or outlet
- cafes where the main food or drink is sold (and packaged) for take-away.
Key Takeaways - Fast Food Industry Award
- Full Time, Part-Time and casual employees have a maximum daily rate of 11 hours a day
- Rates vary between Level 1, 2 & 3 of employees on Sundays
- Clause 14.1 Meal breaks when 9 hours or more worked are either 2 x unpaid meal breaks if 1 x paid rest break OR 1 x unpaid meal break if 2 x paid rest breaks
- Clause 20.5 If an employee works overtime on a Sunday that is not immediately before or after ordinary hours, they are to be paid for a minimum of 4 hours even if they work less than 4 hours
- Clause 27.1 By agreement, a public holiday may be substituted for another day
- The award has no provisions for shift workers
Classification of Employees
- Fast Food Employee Level 1
- Fast Food Employee Level 2
- Fast Food Employee Level 3
Full time employees
Part time employees
- Note: All casual overtime rates are inclusive of casual loading.
**From 1 February 2023, all employees (including casuals) of non-small business employers can access 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave in a 12 month period.
**From 1 August 2023, all employees (including casuals) of small business employers can access 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave in a 12 month period.
Adult rates are paid when an employee is 21 years of age or older. Junior employees receive specific rates (see table below):