Meal Allowance

Award Definition

Road Transport and Distribution Award 2010 [MA000038]

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Applies from: 01/07/2023

Allowance Description

An employee required to work overtime for 2 continuous hours or more must either be supplied with a meal by the employer or paid the amount specified for a meal allowance of $18.59 for each meal required to be taken.  An employee required to start work 2 hours or more prior to their normal starting time must be paid the amount specified for a meal allowance in clause 19.5(f)(i).

What to pay

$18.59 per meal


This is a type of expense allowance where we would not expect the employee to claim a deduction for this in their tax return

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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