Camping Allowance

Award Definition

Local Government Industry Award 2010 [MA000112]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description

An employee will be paid a camping allowance of $28.47 per night where required to camp at the site of any work:

●by direction of the employer; or

●because no reasonable transport facilities are available to enable the employee to proceed to and from home each day.

What to pay

$28.47 per night


This is a type of transport payment. You will need to determine if it is deductible or not. Generally overnight travel and travel between locations is deductible but part day travel is not.

Should you withhold tax?

Do not withhold if the allowance is deductible e.g. overnight travel. Withhold for travel payments like part day travel.

Should super be paid on this allowance?

Deductible transport payments are not included for ordinary times earnings. Non deductible travel is included for ordinary times earnings

Should payroll tax be paid on this allowance?

The exempt portion (up to $280.75 per day) is not included for payroll tax purposes and is exempt. The amount above that is included for payroll tax purposes

How is it treated on the payment summary?

For deductible travel, show it separately as an allowance. For non deductible travel, include as part of gross payment

How should it be reported for Single Touch Payroll?

If it is overnight transport - Transport. Otherwise, use Gross PAYEVNTEMP47

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