Cold Work Allowance

Award Definition

Joinery and Building Trades Award 2010 [MA000029]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description

An employee working for more than one hour in a place where the temperature is reduced by artificial means below 0 C must be paid $0.79 per hour or part thereof extra.

Where work continues for more than 2 hours,the employee is entitled to 20 minutes rest after every 2 hours work without loss of pay,not including this special rate.

What to pay

$0.79 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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