Shipkeeping Allowance - Vessel Laid Up – Major Ports - Master, Mate Or Engineer

Award Definition

Dredging Industry Award 2010 [MA000085]

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Applies from: 01/07/2023

Allowance Description

A master, mate or engineer ship keeping in any port for all or part of the hours between 5.00 pm and 7.00 am will be entitled to an extra 12 hours pay at ordinary rates. When the vessel is not fully operational the employee is to be paid a special allowance per week of:


$ per week

Remote areas


Less remote areas


Major ports


What to pay

12 hours pay at the minimum hourly rate with an additional payment of $116.72 per day with an additional payment of $129.12 per week


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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