Excess Travel Costs Allowance - Not Overnight - Working Away From Usual Workplace

Award Definition

Architects Award 2010 [MA000079]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description
Where an employee is directed to work at a place other than their usual place of employment,all time occupied by them on any day in travelling which is in excess of the time normally occupied by them in travelling when working at their usual place of employment will be deemed to be working time and must be paid for at the appropriate rate prescribed by this award. Provided that where the excess travelling time is in excess of one hour each way,the employer will have the option of providing reasonable living away from home expense reimbursement for any period in excess of four weeks.

What to pay

an allowance equivalent to all daily fares more than the normal fares to and from home to work


This isn't technically an allowance, more a payment for hours worked

Should you withhold tax?

Withhold tax from these payments

Should super be paid on this allowance?

Include super to the extent that it is within ordinary hours

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 as part of gross wages

How should it be reported for Single Touch Payroll?


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