Meal Allowance - Overtime


Award Definition

Gas Industry Award 2010 [MA000061]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description

Where the employee is required to work 2 hours or more of overtime, a meal allowance of $17.64 will be paid:

  • Where the employee is required to work overtime on Saturday, Sunday or a public holiday and such overtime is worked in excess of 4 hours a meal will be provided or a payment will be made of $17.64.
  • Where overtime continues all additional meals will be provided or an additional payment will be made of $17.64 for each additional consecutive 4 hours worked.



What to pay

$17.64 for the first meal with an additional $17.64 for every extra 4 hours of overtime worked

Notes

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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