Change In Locality - Accommodation Allowance

Award Definition

Cement and Lime Award 2010 [MA000055]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description

An employee employed in one locality to work in another, or sent other than at their own request from their usual locality to another locality for employment which can reasonably be regarded as permanent, involving a change of residence must be paid travelling time and reasonable expenses whilst necessarily travelling between such localities.

The provision of reasonable board and lodging or a reasonable allowance to cover the cost incurred for board and lodging, not exceeding the following amounts:



$ per week

Cement and lime industry


Quarrying industry


What to pay

Payment of a reasonable amount for board and lodging, up to $466.55 per week


This is a type of expense allowance where we would expect the employee to claim a deduction for this in their tax return

Should you withhold tax?

Do not withhold from this allowancd

Should super be paid on this allowance?

This allowance should not form 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?

Show the allowance separately in the allowance box

How should it be reported for Single Touch Payroll?


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