Accommodation Allowance

Award Definition

Dredging Industry Award 2010 [MA000085]

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Applies from: 01/07/2023

Allowance Description
An employee will be paid $615.39 per week instead of accommodation if required by the employer to live away from the agreed home port. Where it is not practicable for the weekly rate to be paid, the employee will be paid at the rate of $231.23 per night instead of accommodation. This rate will continue to be paid until the employer notifies the employee that thereafter the employee will be paid at the weekly rate of $615.39 per week.

What to pay

$615.39 per week, or $231.23 per night until notified that the weekly rate will be paid


This is a type of expense allowance where we would expect the employee to claim a deduction for this in their tax return

Should you withhold tax?

Do not withhold from this allowancd

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?

Show the allowance separately in the allowance box

How should it be reported for Single Touch Payroll?


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