Availability Duty Allowance

Award Definition

Gas Industry Award 2010 [MA000061]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description

Where an employer requires an employee to be on availability duty, the employee will be entitled to be paid an allowance of $244.63 per week (or per day on a pro-rata basis where an employee is so required for less than a week). 

An employee required to be on availability duty who is unavailable when requested to attend an urgent or emergency situation shall not be paid the availability duty allowance for that day.

What to pay

$244.63 per week, or per day on a pro rata basis for availability duty of less than a week


This is a type of on-call allowance. You will need to determine if this is part of the employee's ordinary hours or not to determine how to treat it.

Should you withhold tax?

Withhold tax from this allowance

Should super be paid on this allowance?

If this is part of ordinary hours, it should be included in ordinary times earnings. If it is outside of ordinary hours, it should not be 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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