Company Dancers and Performers: Understudy Allowance - Performers (Including Supernumeraries) - Supporting Role

Award Definition

Live Performance Award 2010 [MA000081]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description

If an employee is required by the employer to act as an understudy, the employee will be paid an additional amount for each part as follows:

Part understudied

$ per week

Star role


Leading role


Supporting role


Minor supporting role


What to pay

$27.38 per week for each part understudied


This allowance is based on performing a special duty or a certain area of responsibility

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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