Department of Premier and Cabinet
Category
Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular
Identifier
C2019-03
Status
Active

C2019-03-Meal, Travelling and Other Allowances for 2019-20

Description:

Various expense and work-related allowances in the Crown Employees (Public Service Conditions of Employment) Reviewed Award 2009 are adjusted annually. Agencies should process payments for meal, travelling and other allowances in accordance with the rates set out in the circular with effect from 1 July 2019. Note that the rates in the circular are to be read in conjunction with the relevant clauses in the Crown Employees (Public Service Conditions of Employment) Reviewed Award 2009.

FunctionIndustrial RelationsSubjectAllowances
Financial Management and AccountingAccounting

The meal, travelling and related allowances contained in Table 1 Allowances of Part B - Monetary Rates of the Crown Employees (Public Service Conditions of Employment) Reviewed Award 2009 have been increased effective from 1 July 2019.

Meal and travelling allowances listed in Items 1, 2, 3 and 19 (excluding supper allowance) have been adjusted from 1 July 2019 in line with the Australian Taxation Office Determination No. TD 2019/11, which sets out the reasonable allowance amounts for the 2019-20 financial year.

Allowances listed in Items 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16 and 19 (supper allowance) of Table 1 have been adjusted from 1 July 2019 in accordance with the changes in the Sydney Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the preceding year to March 2019.

Work related allowances listed in items 13, 14, 17 and 18 are increased by 2.5 per cent on and from the first full pay period commencing on or after 1 July 2019, being the same increase as applied to salaries under the Crown Employees (Public Sector Salaries - 2019) Award.

Private motor vehicle allowances listed in item 6 have been set at a flat rate of 68 cents for all engine types by the Australian Taxation Office in line with changes identified in the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 5) Act 2015 (Cwlth).

This Circular supersedes and replaces the previous Treasury Circular TC18-15 – Review of Meal, Travelling and other Allowances for 2018-19.