The minimum wage system here is very complicated. They are known as Award Wages which means it is a minimum wage that can be paid for a specific job. Under each award there will be a minimum set of terms and conditions.
Job adverts may say paying 'award wages' or say paying 'above award wages'. It is much more common here to negotiate your wages and terms and conditions, you need to become a sales person and sell yourself and skills to get the best deal for yourself.
Thank you Jessica. Pretty useful information. I'll go take a look right now