Wearing a uniform is part of the job, it’s just one of those things you have to pay for, right?
… probably not.
Most awards require employers to pay for uniforms and protective clothing (e.g. aprons and steel cap boots).
For example, if you’re covered by the Retail or Fast Food awards you must be given (or reimbursed for) any uniform or protective clothing you’re required to wear.
Your employer should also pay an allowance to cover washing costs and replace uniforms due to normal wear and tear.
This doesn’t include general dress standards required by an employer, such as clothing that must be a certain colour or clothing that is clean and in good condition.
So before you spend your hard earned on the new company shirt, check your award to find out what your entitlements are: https://www.fairwork.gov.au/…/uniforms-vehicle-and-travel-e…
If you’re covered by an enterprise agreement or registered agreement you can check your entitlements here: https://www.fwc.gov.au/search/document/agreement