Broken Shift Allowance - Not Casuals - Time Between Periods Of Work Is More Than 3 Hours

Award Definition

Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010 [MA000009]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description

Employees other than casuals who have a broken workday must receive an additional allowance of:

  • $2.97 per day where the period between shifts is between 2 and 3 hours, or 
  • $4.50 per day where the period between shifts is more than 3 hours.

What to pay

$4.50 per day


This allowance is based on a working condition or a disability as part of working a shift.

Should you withhold tax?

Withhold tax from this allowance

Should super be paid on this allowance?

This allowance forms 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?

Include this allowance as part of gross wages

How should it be reported for Single Touch Payroll?


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