Shiftworkers

A shiftworker is an employee who works shifts and gets an extra payment for working shift hours.

An award, enterprise agreement or other registered agreement can have a specific definition of what a shiftworker is, and what type of shifts they can work.

Find information about shiftworkers in your award by selecting from the list below.

Vehicle Award

Based on what you've told us, it looks like you're covered by the Vehicle Repair, Services and Retail Award [MA000089].

A shiftworker can work the following shifts:

  • an afternoon shift - starts after midday and at or before 6pm
  • a night shift - starts after 6pm and at or before 4am

This doesn't apply to:

  • casuals employees
  • people working primarily in vehicle sales.

Casual employees, other than driveway attendants, console operators and road house attendants, receive a late night penalty when working between 6pm and 6am.

To find all available penalty rates and allowances in this award, use our Pay Calculator

For more information on the:

Check the Vehicle Award for all shiftworker information including the rules for daylight savings changeover.

To find out more about who this award applies to, go to the Vehicle Award summary.

Source reference: Vehicle Repair, Services and Retail Award [MA000089] clause 25 external-icon.png.

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