Stand-By Allowance - Saturday, Sunday And Public Holidays

Award Definition

Funeral Industry Award 2010 [MA000105]

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Applies from: 01/07/2023

Allowance Description

For each period an employee is required to stand by the employee will be paid the following allowance: 

  • between normal finishing and starting time Monday to Friday—$14.93 per stand-by period, and/or
  • on a Saturday, Sunday or any public holiday—$31.84 per stand-by period.

What to pay

$31.84 per period


This is a type of on-call allowance. You will need to determine if this is part of the employee's ordinary hours or not to determine how to treat it.

Should you withhold tax?

Withhold tax from this allowance

Should super be paid on this allowance?

If this is part of ordinary hours, it should be included in ordinary times earnings. If it is outside of ordinary hours, it should not be 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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