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      Long Distance Drivers Wage Guide www.freightmetrics.com.au
    The following rates are the Agreed Distance and Driving Hour rates per the
    Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award 2010 - amended 26 June 2015. Rates apply to Australia only.
    The following is a guide only and does not acocunt for all conditions. Check www.fairwork.gov.au
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    The default agreement is payment by distance unless formally agreed.
      Step 2. What grade of vehicle is driven        
      Choose a Vehicle Grade:
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    Select a vehicle and click 'calculate' and check the vehicle description covered in the grade below.
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      Vehicle Description(s):     (Rates apply to Australia only).  
    Agreed Distance and Driving Hours
    per the Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award 2010 ammended 26 June 2015.
    The following is not the total transport cost for these routes - it is the minimum payment for a driver only.
    Use these rates in the truck operating cost calculator to find estimated freight rates.
    Award rates apply to Australia only. For the full award: click here
      From / To   Route     Kilometres Driving hours   Minimum Driver Wage Payment  
    Sydney/Brisbane
    New England Highway 
    950 11.6
    Sydney/Melbourne
    Hume Highway 
    858 10.5
    Sydney/Adelaide
    Bathurst/Stuart Highway
    1367 16.7
    Sydney/Perth
    Broken Hill
    4044 47.6
    Sydney/Darwin
    Charleville/Dubbo
    3987 46.8
    Melbourne/Brisbane
    Newell Highway
    1682 18.5
    Melbourne/Sydney
    Hume Highway
    858 10.5
    Melbourne/Adelaide
    Dukes/Western Highway
    731 8.9
    Melbourne/Perth
    Western/Eyre Highway
    3407 40
    Melbourne/Darwin
    Stuart/Western Highway
    3749 44.1
    Adelaide/Brisbane
    Broken Hill/Newell Highway
    2015 24.6
    Adelaide/Sydney
    Bathurst/Stuart Highway
    1367 16.7
    Adelaide/Perth
    Eyre Highway
    2677 31.5
    Adelaide/Melbourne
    Dukes/Western Highway
    731 8.9
      Adelaide/Darwin   Stuart Highway   3019 35.5    
    Brisbane/Sydney
    New England
    950 11.6
    Brisbane/Melbourne
    Newell Highway
    1790 21.8
    Brisbane/Adelaide
    Broken Hill/Newell Highway
    2015 24.6
    Brisbane/Perth
    New England/Newell/Barrier
    4314 50.7
    Brisbane/Darwin
    Roma
    3417 40.2
    Perth/Adelaide
    Eyre Highway
    2677 31.5
    Perth/Melbourne
    Western/Eyre Highway
    3407 40
    Perth/Sydney
    Broken Hill
    4044 47.6
    Perth/Brisbane
    New England/Newell/Barrier
    4314 50.7
    Perth/Darwin
    North West Coastal
    4027 47.4
    Darwin/Brisbane
    Roma
    3417 40.2
    Darwin/Sydney
    Charleville/Dubbo
    3978 46.8
    Darwin/Melbourne
    Stuart/Western Highway
    3749 44.1
    Darwin/Adelaide
    Stuart Highway
    3019 35.5
    Darwin/Perth
    North West Coastal
    4027 47.4
      Long distance operation means any interstate operation, or any return journey where the distance travelled exceeds 500 kilometres and the operation involves a vehicle moving livestock or materials whether in a raw or manufactured state from a principal point of commencement to a principal point of destination. An area within a radius of 32 kilometres from the GPO of a capital city will be deemed to be the capital city.  
      The following relates to the payment by kilometers method only:  
      Industry disability allowance          
    The rates per kilometre are inclusive of an industry disability allowance of 1.3 times the ordinary rate, which
    compensates for the following:
    1 shiftwork and related conditions;
    2 necessity to work during weekends;
    3 lack of normal depot facilities, e.g. lunch room, wash rooms, toilets, tea making facilities;
    4 necessity to eat at roadside fast food outlets;
    5 absence of normal resting facilities and normal bed at night;
    6 additional hazards arising from driving long distances at night and alone;
    7 handling dirty material;
    8 handling money;
    9 extra responsibility associated with arranging loads, purchasing spare parts, tyres, etc;
    10 irregular starting and finishing times; and
    11 work in rain.
    Rates do NOT cover loading and unloading of vehicles by the driver.
    Overtime allowance
    The rates per kilometre are inclusive of an overtime allowance of 1.2 times the ordinary rate, which takes into
    account an overtime factor of two hours in 10 at double time.
    Living away from home allowance
    An employee engaged in ordinary travelling on duty or on work on which the employee is unable to return home
    and takes their major rest break under the applicable driving hours regulations away from home must be paid
    $35.25 per occasion.
    This will not be payable where an employee is provided with suitable accommodation away from the vehicle.
    Note:
    The wage rates provided here are the minimum rates but are not the full and comprehensive rates for all
    conditions. It is the responsibility of the employer and employee to ensure that the correct and agreed award
    rate and that additional allowances applicable are paid.
    Check for your appropriate award and full requirements at: www.fairwork.gov.au
    The rates in this schedule are not automatically upadated to the latest rates.        
    Ensure you check that the rates used are the latest award rates. Copyright © 2010 Freight Metrics
    The award does not apply to all employees - see the Fairwork Australia website for correct award selection.
    This sheet / page is not for distribution, 3rd party services or on-sale and remains the property of Freight Metrics Pty Ltd.
    All calculated values are provided for information only and are not a quotation, contract or offer by Freight Metrics Pty Ltd.
    The accuracy of all figures and prices is not guaranteed and is provided as a guide only.
       
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