Fares and Travel Allowance

Award Definition

Building and Construction General On-site Award 2010 [MA000020]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description

In recognition of the travel patterns and costs peculiar to the industry, which include mobility in employment and the nature of employment on construction work, an employee is to be paid an allowance of $17.88 per day for each day worked when the employee starts and finishes work on a construction site, or is required to perform prefabricated work in an open yard and is then required to erect or fix on-site.


Apprentices must be paid the following proportion of the appropriate fares and travel allowance as follows:


Year of apprenticeship

% of allowance

1st year of apprenticeship


2nd year of apprenticeship


3rd year of apprenticeship


4th year of apprenticeship



What to pay

$17.88 per day


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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