IMPORTANT NOTICE – NEW WAGE RATES Effective 1 July 2013 / National / 29 Jun, 2013

The Australian Trainers’ Association (ATA) recently mailed to all Members advice that Fair Work Australia has advised that a decision issued by the Minimum Wage Panel recently granted all employees (e.g. stablehands) a pay rise effective 1 July 2013.

Included in the mailer referred to above, ATA Members were provided a copy of the New Wage Rates and Allowances that apply from the first full pay period on or after the 1st July 2013.

CLICK HERE for the new rates of pay for employees effective 1 July 2013.

We remind Members’ that from 1 January 2010 an employees maximum ordinary time hours of work is 38 hours per week. Furthermore, also from 1 January 2010, it is a legal requirement for Employers to supply Employees with The Fair Work Information Statement as soon as possible after the commencement of employment. The statement provides basic information on matters that will affect their employment and is available to download from the ATA Website.

Members seeking to access other relevant material including the Horse and Greyhound Training Award 2010, The Fair Work Information Statement and National Employment Standards (NES) can refer to options under the Employer Information menu.

*** Please kindly note that access to menu items under Employer Information will require your ATA Website Username & Login details. If you have not yet registered for ATA Website access then please click here to download the appropriate form to register. Simply complete the form and return via facsimile (03) 9372 1699 or email Should further assistance be required please feel free to contact the ATA Membership Services Team on (03) 9372 1688.


The ATA Recommended Fees for Training have recently been revised as listed below. Members should consider reviewing their training rates as a result and adjust accordingly if required. (Please note amounts below are per day & exclusive of GST)

New South Wales
South Australia
Western Australia

The ATA's Recommended Race Day Attendance Fees have also been revised as listed below. Note these fees are a guide only, based on 3 ordinary hours of work, for the purpose to recover costs (billed to owners) associated with attendance at race meetings by stablehands, in accordance with the Horse & Greyhound Training Award 2010.
Race meetings
Monday to Saturday
Race meetings
Public Holiday, Sunday & Night


ATA Members are advised that Superannuation will increase to 9.25% from 1 July 2013.

ATA Members were also recently mailed a copy of the Nationwide Superannuation Fund (NSF Super) Newsletter. Click here to learn more about how NSF Super is making super simple(r) and the important forthcoming changes to Superannuation. NSF Super is a Superannuation Fund named within the Horse and Greyhound Training Award 2010.

Key Topics include:
> Increased Rate of Super to 9.25% from 1 July 2013
> My Super and StrongSuper reforms.
> NSF Super launches NEW Website with Employer Online Access.


For the 2013-14 income year there are no changes to the income tax rates or thresholds. You can continue to use most tax tables. However, there have been changes to some tax tables with more information and downloads available at

The ATA recommends that Members review their payroll systems and records, in particular to check compliance with pay advice requirements, wage rates, hours of work, superannuation and workcover.

Members who are uncertain of any of these matters should contact the ATA’s Industrial Relations Manager - Wayne Lee for assistance on (03) 9372 1688 or email