Amusement, Events and Recreation Award [MA000080]

Who the Amusement Award covers

The Amusement Award covers employers in the amusement, events and recreation industry and their employees who fit within the classifications of the award. 

The amusement, events and recreation industry means:

  • leisure and recreation facilities and centres
  • sports, exhibition, convention and amusement complexes
  • theme parks
  • heritage, tourism and cultural centres
  • museums and galleries
  • zoos, animal parks and aquariums
  • agricultural and horticultural shows
  • carnivals and amusement parks
  • ten pin bowling venues
  • go-kart racing venues
  • amusement arcades, including video game and pinball parlours
  • golf facilities such as golf clubs, golf shops and driving ranges. 

It includes providing services within the main venue, such as photo services and the selling of food, beverages and merchandising.  

Transport (by road or water), sightseeing tours, travel arrangements, and wildlife research, conservation and collection are covered if they are undertaken by a business that mainly operates one of the above businesses.  

It also includes employers supplying, preparing, marking out, fabricating, installing, erecting or dismantling exhibition stands or associated componentry for the trades and public promotions industry. 

Examples of employees covered by the Amusement Award include:

  • cleaners
  • maintenance persons
  • gardeners
  • handypersons
  • ride attendants
  • animal attendants
  • tour guides
  • customer service officers
  • concierges
  • photography attendants
  • host/presenters
  • car park attendants
  • door or gate attendants
  • admissions/entrance attendants
  • bowling attendants
  • golf trainees and professionals
  • ushers
  • ticket or program sellers
  • counter attendants
  • security officers
  • clerical and administrative employees (for example, receptionists)
  • cashiers
  • technical/trade qualified employees (for example, cooking, maintenance, engineering, plumbing or mechanical work)
  • craftsperson
  • interpreter
  • recreational children’s play centres
  • food preparation and service employees (for example, cooks, kitchen attendants, waiters, bar attendants).

The Amusement Award also covers labour hire businesses and their employees who are placed with an organisation in the amusement, events and recreation industry. 

Check the award for full information on who is covered and the classification descriptions.

Source reference: Amusement, Events and Recreation Award [MA000080] clauses 2, 4 and schedule A.

Who the Amusement Award doesn't cover

The following employers and employees are not covered by the Amusement Award: 

  • employers and employees in the fitness industry.

The Amusement Award doesn’t cover employers or employees when they are covered by one of the following awards: 

  • Building and Construction Award
  • Electrical Award
  • Joinery Award
  • Registered Clubs Award
  • Travelling Shows Award
  • Fitness Award.

Check the award for full information on coverage and classifications.

Source reference: Amusement, Events and Recreation Award [MA000080] clauses 2, 4 and schedule A.

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