Firearm Allowance

Award Definition

Security Services Industry Award 2010 [MA000016]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description
The employer of an employee who is required to carry a firearm must pay the employee a firearm allowance of $3.23 per shift with a maximum of $16.15 per week.

What to pay

$3.23 per shift with a maximum of $16.15 per week


This allowance is based on performing a special duty or a certain area of responsibility

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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