Boiler Cleaning Allowance - Engine Drivers

Award Definition

Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award 2010 [MA000010]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description

An engine driver, engaged inside the gas or water space of any boiler, flue or economiser, in cleaning or scraping work must be paid an allowance of $2.03 per hour while so employed.

The allowance is paid instead of the special rates for hot places, wet places, confined spaces, dirty work or boiler repairs.


What to pay

$2.03 per hour


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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