Dangerous Goods Allowance - Packaged Goods

Award Definition

Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award 2010 [MA000039]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description
A driver engaged in the transport of packaged dangerous goods which require placarding by public road must receive an allowance of $8.80 per day. Packaged goods which require placarding are those goods defined as such in the Australian Dangerous Goods Code as amended from time to time.

What to pay

$8.80 per day


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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