In accordance with the SCHADS industry award, if a worker uses their own car during a shift they are entitled to claim $0.78 per kilometre as a Vehicle Allowance for the distance they have driven during that shift. This does not include travel to and from the shift.
How do I get paid the allowance as a worker?
Support workers will be paid for their Vehicle Allowance on a fortnightly basis with their usual pay. The number of kilometres traveled and the total amount for payment will be shown on your pay slip.
How is it recorded?
To claim the Vehicle Allowance (kilometres traveled during a shift), support workers must enter the total kilometres traveled during the shift when they submit their shift hours on the Hireup booking form. This amount will then be required to be approved by the user seeking support.
Can I claim a Vehicle Allowance if I provided transport support during a shift (travel/kilometre expenses)?
Yes, support workers are entitled to $0.78 per kilometre as outlined by the SCHADS industry award. This allowance can be claimed for every kilometre driven during a shift if the worker uses their own vehicle, this may include driving a person seeking support to and from appointments or running errands. This does not include travel to and from a shift.
How do I use the Vehicle Allowance feature on Hireup?
The Vehicle Allowance feature must be enabled by users seeking support when the booking is created. It can be turned on or off at any time by the user seeking support through the 'your team' box, found on the left hand side of the Hireup dashboard.
- Ensure the person you are supporting has enabled the vehicle allowance on the booking
- Find the shift you are wanting to submit, and click Edit on the right of the booking
- You'll be taken to the booking screen, click Edit again
- Click the box I need to claim vehicle allowance for this booking
- Enter in where you drove to, and the distance travelled (in kilometres)
- Click Save and Submit
The user seeking support will then be able to review the distance travelled when they approve the shift hours. The Hireup team will then process the Vehicle Allowance based on the payment preferences of the user seeking support, and reimburse the support worker with their fortnightly pay.