Based on what you've told us, it looks like you're covered by the Road Transport and Distribution Award [MA000038].
An employee may have to do work that requires special clothing or work that damages their clothing or footwear.
Special clothing includes:
- uniforms (eg. shirts with the company logo on them, caps or overalls)
- items worn for workplace health and safety reasons (eg. protective aprons and protective footwear).
If an employee has to wear special clothing or protective clothing (needed because they work in a place where their clothes become very wet), the employer has to:
- provide the clothing or
- reimburse the employee for the cost of the clothing.
An employee will be reimbursed for the cost of buying overalls when:
- they’re employed as a greaser and cleaner or
- are normally required to service vehicles.
This isn't paid when an employer provides the overalls.
When protective clothing is provided, the clothing remains the property of the employer. If the clothing is damaged, lost or destroyed through the negligence of the employee, the employee will have to pay for or replace the protective clothing.
For allowance amounts, go to Penalty rates and allowances.
Travel costs and travel time
When an employee is travelling on duty and has to stay away from home overnight they get paid personal expenses reasonably incurred in travelling. For the minimum allowance amount, go to Penalty rates and allowances.
This payment isn't paid where the employer provides suitable accommodation and meals.
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 19.5(a) and 19.5(c)