Overtime is work performed outside the ordinary hours listed in an award or agreement. Overtime is usually paid at a higher rate.
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When overtime applies
The details about when overtime applies are different under each award and registered agreement. To find out when overtime applies in your industry see When overtime applies.
To calculate overtime rates use our Pay and Conditions Tool.
You can also find information about pay under your relevant award by visiting our Pay guides page.
Time off instead of overtime pay
Some awards and registered agreements allow an employee to take paid time off instead of being paid overtime pay. This is also known as 'time in lieu', 'time off in lieu' or 'TOIL'.
Find more information about taking time off instead of overtime pay in your award by selecting from the list below.