Hot Places Allowance - More Than 54 Degrees

Award Definition

Vehicle Manufacturing, Repair, Services and Retail Award 2010 [MA000089]

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Applies from: 01/07/2023

Allowance Description

An employee working for more than one hour in the shade will be paid as follows:

(i) an allowance of $0.75 per hour in places where the temperature is raised by artificial means to between 46 and 54 degrees Celsius; or

(ii) an allowance of $0.97 per hour in places where the temperature exceeds 54 degrees Celsius.

Where work continues for more than 2 hours in temperatures exceeding 54 degrees Celsius, an employee will also be entitled to a paid 20-minute rest break after every 2 hours work.

What to pay

$0.97per hour


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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