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.

Road Transport Award

Based on what you've told us, it looks like you're covered by the Road Transport and Distribution Award [MA000038].

An employee is a shiftworker when for at least 2 weeks they work:

  • hours wholly or partly between 6.30pm and 8.30am on a daily basis or
  • regular rotating periods, that doesn't include work performed by day workers.

A shiftworker can work one of the following shifts:

  • a day shift - starts at or after 5.30am and ends at or before 6.30pm
  • an afternoon shift - ends after 6.30pm and at or before 12.30am
  • a night shift - ends after 12.30am and at or before 8.30am.

For more information on the:

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

Source reference: Road Transport and Distribution Award [MA000038] clause 22 external-icon.png

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