Living away from home & distant work in the Building & Construction Award

An employee who qualifies for the living away from home distant work entitlement will:

  • get the higher of:
    • the living away from home allowance, or
    • reimbursement for all reasonable accommodation and meal expenses
  • be provided with accommodation including 3 adequate meals a day, or
  • be provided with accommodation and reimbursement for all reasonable meal expenses.

If the employee is living in camp, they get all board and accommodation for free.

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