Company Dancers and Performers: Understudy Performance Allowance - Performers (Including Supernumeraries) - Minor 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 to perform in a part in which they are acting as an understudy, the employee will be paid an additional amount per performance as follows:

Part performed

$ per performance

Star role


Leading role


Supporting role


Minor supporting role


What to pay

$40.72 per performance


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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