Area Allowance - That Area Within A Line Commencing On The Coast At Latitude 24 Degrees, Then East To The Northern Territory Border, Then South To The Coast, Then Along The Coast To A Longitude 123 Degrees, North To The Intersection Of Latitude 26 Degrees, Then West Along Latitude 26 Degrees

Award Definition

Business Equipment Award 2010 [MA000021]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description

Where an employee is located or required to perform work in any of the areas specified below for a period exceeding 5 working days, such employee must be paid the appropriate allowance prescribed for each continuous week of service in that area:


Per week extra



Mt Isa, Queensland


Broken Hill, New South Wales


That area of Western Australia, North of a line running East from Carnot Bay to the Northern Territory border


That area of Western Australia situated between latitude 24 degrees and a line running East from Carnot Bay to the Northern Territory border


That area within a line commencing on the coast at latitude 24 degrees, then East to the Northern Territory border, then South to the coast, then along the coast to a longitude 123 degrees, North to the intersection of latitude 26 degrees, then West along latitude 26 degrees



The above allowances are not payable when an employer provides an employee with accommodation or another similar benefit of at least an equivalent amount to that prescribed above for the relevant area.

What to pay

$11.03 per week


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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