First Aid Allowance: Quarrying Employees

Award Definition

Cement, Lime and Quarrying Award 2020 [MA000055]

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Applies from: 01/07/2023

Allowance Description

An employee: 

  • who has been trained to provide first aid, 
  • who holds a current and appropriate first aid qualification (such as a certificate from St John Ambulance or a similar body), and 
  • who is appointed by the employer to act as a first aider,

is entitled to the following first aid allowances which will be paid for all purposes:



$ per week

Cement and lime industry


Quarrying industry


What to pay

$0.48 per hour


This allowance is based on the employee holding a relevant qualification

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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