How many hours can you work?

There are limits on the minimum and maximum number of hours you can work for each shift or each day, depending on how you are employed, and how old you are.

Generally if you are employed full time you will work 9 ½ hours a day .You may be asked by your employer to work more than 9 ½ hours and if so, you are entitled to ask for overtime. You are entitled to a break for rest for 30 minutes after every 6 hours of work.

Part-time and casual work can be for any number of hours per week but is usually less than 8 hours a day .

The minimum number of hours that you have to work per shift can vary between 1.5 and 3 hours depending on the type of work that you are doing and your age. The type of work that you are doing will determine what Award your job is covered by, and how many hours you can work in one shift for more information.