Relief Teaching Pay and Conditions in Victoria

This represents the most recent data on relief teaching pay rates. It is in your best interest to find out exactly what you should be earning and under which conditions you should be working in your relief teaching gigs.

Relief Teaching Pay Victoria

Relief Teaching Pay and Work Conditions Queensland

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The conditions of employment along with casual and relief teaching pay rates are set out in Ministerial Order Number 200.


Casual relief teaching pay is based on actual hours of employment to the nearest 15 minutes, up to the maximum daily rate.


Relief Teaching pay is for a minimum engagement of three hours.

Pay Rate

The hourly rate of relief teaching pay equals one-sixth of the daily rate based on the average school day (excluding 30 minutes for lunch).

Casual relief teachers who are employed for a full day are paid the maximum relief teaching pay rate.


The casual relief teaching pay rate includes a 20% loading that reflects the casual nature of the work and is in lieu of annual leave, personal leave, and public holidays.

Hours of Engagement

Relief Teaching pay is for a minimum engagement of three hours. The hourly rate of relief teaching pay equals one-sixth of the daily rate based on the average school day (excluding 30 minutes for lunch).


Casual relief teachers who are employed for a full day are paid the maximum relief teaching pay rate.

The casual relief teaching pay rate includes a 20% loading that reflects the casual nature of the work and is in lieu of annual leave, personal leave, and public holidays.

To find more detailed information about current Relief Teaching Pay Rates and Work Conditions in Victoria refer to Relief Teaching in Australia - Pay and Conditions

Relief Teaching Pay in Victoria

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.

There is only ONE relief teaching rate for Victoria, irrespective of experience. 


A relief teacher, also known as supply teacher, is one who is employed occasionally in Victorian schools. The relief teacher replace a teachers. who is absent for a period of at least 3 hours or for no more than 5 continuous days.


Relief teachers are also employed to fill incidental teacher vacancies as they arise at a school. These cn be preparation days, professional development activities and special projects.


Relief Teacher Working Conditions Victoria

The maximum hours of duty of a casual relief teacher are 38 hours per week which should be applied on a pro-rata basis if the period of employment is less than one week.


In determining the duties to be undertaken by a casual relief teacher it is important that the work required of the casual relief teacher is neither excessive nor unreasonable having regard to the nature and duration of the engagement. The range of duties that can be required of a casual relief teacher will vary depending on the circumstances of the engagement. For example:

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