Cold Work Allowance - Less Than -18.9°C (-2°F) Down To - 23.3°C (-10°F)

Award Definition

Storage Services and Wholesale Award 2010 [MA000084]

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Applies from: 01/07/2023

Allowance Description

Employees required to work in cold temperatures will be paid the additional rates as follows:

(i) from -15.6°C (4°F) down to -18.9°C (-2°F)—$1.00 per hour or part thereof;

(ii) less than -18.9°C (-2°F) down to -23.3°C (-10°F)—$1.50 per hour or part thereof; or

(iii) less than -23.3°C (-10°F)—$2.00 per hour or part thereof.

What to pay

$1.50 per hour or part thereof


This allowance is based on a working condition or a disability as part of working a shift.

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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