Food Allowance

Award Definition

Dredging Industry Award 2010 [MA000085]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description

Where victualling is not provided by an employer, an employee is to be paid an amount of $470.84 per week instead of victualling. Where it is not practicable for the weekly rate to be paid, the employee is to be paid the following amounts per day:

$ per meal








These rates will continue to be paid until the employer notifies the employee that thereafter the employee will be paid at the weekly rate of $470.84 per week instead of victualling.

What to pay

$470.84 per week or $27.01 for breakfast, $33.76 for lunch, $52.37 for dinner per day, until notified that the weekly rate will be paid


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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