Laundry Allowance - Full-Time

Award Definition

Clerks - Private Sector Award 2010 [MA000002]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description

If the employee is required to launder the uniform that they are required to wear, the employer must pay the employee an allowance of:

  • $3.55 each week for a full-time employee, or
  • $0.71 for each shift for a part-time or casual employee.

What to pay

$3.55 per week


This allowance is paid to help pay staff for laundering compulsory uniform

Should you withhold tax?

Laundry allowances should not have tax withheld from them unless they are over the ATO threshold. This is currently $0.58 per day or $2.88 per week. If they are over, the amount up to these thresholds is tax tree and the remaining amount is taxable

Should super be paid on this allowance?

This allowance should not form part of ordinary times earnings

Should payroll tax be paid on this allowance?

Include this allowance for payroll tax purposes

How is it treated on the payment summary?

Show the allowance separately in the allowance box

How should it be reported for Single Touch Payroll?


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