Relief Teaching Pay and Conditions

Relief Teaching Pay and Conditions

in Australia

Relief Teaching Pay

Each Australian State and Territory differ in how they pay casual and relief teachers.

  • Some states pay a daily rate and some states pay by the hour.
  • Some states (like Queensland and Victoria) pay a set rate for relief teacher pay;regardless of experience.
  • Some states pay a rate for relief teacher pay based on experience and qualifications.

Relief teaching pay and conditions in Australian State Schools are the result of enterprise bargaining within each state and as a consequence differ greatly.

The table below contains the most up to date information available on relief teaching pay within Australian States and Territories. 

relief teacher pay and conditions

Relief Teacher Pay Rates by State

Select the State of Territory below to find more details about Relief Teacher Pay Rates.

Relief Teacher Pay and Conditions in Australia


Relief Teaching Pay and Conditions

This is the most comprehensive compilation of relief teaching pay and conditions available. The book contains [ay scales, award positions and working conditions for relief teachers in every state in Australia. Don't take on relief teaching positions without knowing the conditions under which you work.

Relief Teaching Pay and Conditions

75 pages of the most up to date information about Australian Relief Teaching Pay and Conditions.


Relief Teaching Working Conditions


Relief Teachers work under state enterprise agreements with different pay and working conditions.

There are a range of different working conditions applied to all relief teaching situations from contract, temporary, short-term and long-term.

Few people will tell you all the aspects of your working conditions. Consequently it is important that YOU know details of the specific working situations under which you accept relief teaching positions.

Not knowing your working conditions jeopardizes your personal safety and makes you more vulnerable to litigation.

Knowing the working conditions allows you to be aware should a crisis develop.​

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