MODEL PAY RATES SIMPLIFIED
In an unregulated industry, and at a time where more models are joining than ever before, it seems that the market is flooded with aspiring models or those happy to do a little work part time.
While working for free (TF) seems popular for portfolio shoots and gaining experience, it can also be a risky option for several reasons. The Australian models industry has reached a point like never before, where commercial groups are exploiting the use and availability of 'cheap' models, so paying whatever they feel, or offering exposure... which means no pay. This continued practice means the industry will collapse due to a lack of fair paid work available for models.
Its clearly such a big topic we plan to discuss further and in depth, but you do need to know this:
IF A COMMERCIAL BUSINESS HIRES A MODEL FOR PROMOTION OR TO MAKE MONEY, THEY MUST PAY THE MINIMUM WAGE OR THEY ARE IN BREACH OF LEGISLATION AND LIABLE TO PROSECUTION.
Aussie Elite is supporting the industry and we want to know when you see jobs advertised by businesses for less than the award rates listed. We are in contact with the government department which regulates and pursues this Models Award. Feel free to support us when the topic appears on social media, or commercial brands need to be warned, and use the hashtag: #fairpayformodels
MINIMUM Standard casual model rates (aged 18yo+ models)
*All content extracted from the Australian Government website - www.fairwork.gov.au
Mannequins and Models Award 2010 - 'Minimum Wages' - 'Casual models' section