Accommodation Allowance - Capital Cities

Award Definition

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description

Employees are entitled, on submission of the written evidence required by the employer, to reimbursement of accommodation, meals and incidental expenses necessarily incurred in performing duties in the course of employment at a rate not less than the amount as follows: 

  Capital cities Other Places within Australia Part-Day absence
  $ $ $
Breakfast 21.29 13.67 16.56
Lunch 36.21 27.56 16.56
Dinner 50.96 39.01 21.95
Accommodation (per night) 174.09 101.48 N/A
Total 282.55 181.73  


What to pay

$174.09 per night


This is a type of expense allowance where we would expect the employee to claim a deduction for this in their tax return

Should you withhold tax?

Do not withhold from this allowancd

Should super be paid on this allowance?

This allowance should not form 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?

Show the allowance separately in the allowance box

How should it be reported for Single Touch Payroll?


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