Overnight Stay Allowance

Award Definition

Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010 [MA000009]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description

An employer must pay an employee who is requested to stay overnight on the employer’s premises in order to provide prompt assistance to guests outside ordinary business hours an allowance of $53.97 per overnight stay. 

If the employer performs more than one hour in duration during an overnight stay, they must receive an additional at 150% of the ordinary hourly rate. 

What to pay

$53.97 per overnight stay period


This is a type of expense allowance where we would expect the employee to claim a deduction for this in their tax return

Should you withhold tax?

Do not withhold from this allowancd

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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