Domestic Flying: Flying Allowance

Award Definition

Aircraft Cabin Crew Award 2010 [MA000047]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description

In addition to the minimum weekly rate,employees will be paid a flying allowance of $14.80 per hour. The flying allowance will be paid for scheduled block hours only and will not be paid for any flight where employees have not operated as a cabin crew member.

Example of how the flying allowance works

If a cabin crew member’s average scheduled hours in a roster period are approximately 120 hours,of these 120 hours on average about 90 hours would be block hours,that is,the time that the employee is actually operating as a cabin crew member on a flight. Thus in the roster period,in addition to the employee’s minimum rate of pay,the employee would earn an additional $1332.00 pay per month ($14.80 x 90 block hours).

What to pay

$14.80 per hour for scheduled block hours


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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