Meal Allowance - Overtime

Award Definition

Concrete Products Award 2010 [MA000056]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description

A meal allowance of $16.33 is payable to an employee when:

  • the employee is required to work more than 2 hours beyond the completion of the employee’s ordinary hours, and 
  • the employee was not notified on the previous day or earlier that they will be required to work overtime, and 
  • the employer has not supplied the employee with a meal.

The allowance is payable for the first and subsequent meals.

If an employee pursuant to notice has provided their own meal and is not required to work overtime or is required to work less than the amount advised, they will be paid the meal allowance for those meals they have provided themselves.

What to pay

$16.33 for the first and subsequent meals during overtime and any meals provided by the employee themselves if overtime has been cancelled or shortened


This is an allowance paid for working overtime and receiving a meal.

Should you withhold tax?

Only withhold tax on the amount above the ATO limit. Currently the ATO limit is $31.95

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?

The amount below the ATO threshold should be excluded. The amount above the threshold should be shown separately as an allowance

How should it be reported for Single Touch Payroll?

Not applicable below the threshold. Above the threshold should be Meals

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