The Fair Work Commission has advised that a decision issued by the Minimum Wage Panel recently granted all employees (e.g. stablehands) a pay rise effective 1 JULY 2014.

NEW Wage Rates

CLICK HERE for the new rates of pay for employees effective 1 July 2014.

As previously advised, an employees maximum ordinary time hours of work under the Horse and Greyhound Training Award 2010 (HGTA) is 38 hours per week.

ATA Recommended Training Fees
The Australian Trainers’ Association (ATA) has revised the ATA Recommended Training Fees (exclusive of GST).
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



ATA Recommended Race Day Attendance Fees
The Race Day Attendance Fees have also been revised and are provided as a guide only to recover costs (billed to owners), associated with employee attendance at race meetings in accordance with the HGTA.

The ATA's recommended race day attendance fees are based on 3 ordinary hours of work.


Race meetings Monday to Saturday


Race meetings Public Holiday, Sunday & Night



Racecourse Attendance Allowance for Employees

Every employee who is required to attend a race meeting must be paid a Racecourse Attendance Allowance under the Horse & Greyhound Training Award 2010.
For example, should an employee attend a race meeting 120km from their place of employment then the employee is entitled to a Racecourse Attendance Allowance as follows:
First 75km $23.70 plus $5.58 for each 50km (or part thereof) after 75km.  Therefore based on 120km of travel, the Racecourse Attendance would total $29.28 in this example.

Please note  -  The Award provides that when required to attend a race meeting, an employee must be paid an allowance of $10.77 for each meal unless the employer supplies the meal.

The Fair Work Information Statement
Members are reminded of the legal requirement for Employers from 1 January 2010 to supply Employees with The Fair Work Information Statement as soon as possible after the commencement of employment.

Superannuation Increases to 9.5%
ATA Members are advised that Superannuation (SGL) will increase to 9.5% from 1 July 2014

Tax Tables
Information relating to Tax Tables for the 2014-15 income year are 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  for assistance on (03) 9372 1688