Diving Allowance

Award Definition

Professional Diving Industry (Industrial) Award 2010 [MA000108]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description
A Diver will be paid a diving allowance of $4.86 per metre or $1.47 per foot of water or equivalent pressure. The allowance will be payable once in respect of the greatest depth or equivalent pressure incurred each day. The allowance will:

●only apply to dives made in excess of 50 feet or 15 metres of water or equivalent pressure or when decompression is necessary whichever will occur first; and

●be calculated from the surface to the maximum depth or equivalent pressure attained during the dive.

What to pay

$4.86 per metre or $1.47 per foot, or equivalent pressure per day


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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