Overtime and Ordinary Hours – rosters explained


Unlike many other awards, the Pastoral Award 2010 does not provide for penalty rates for work on weekends or outside of standard working hours.

Overtime payments involve an additional percentage of the ordinary rate of pay to compensate the employee for working in excess of ordinary hours. Work on Saturdays and Sundays is paid at the overtime rate ONLY once 152 hours have been worked in a 4 week period.

Download: overtime & ordinary hours fact sheet which includes 2 example rosters and see how overtime can apply over a 4 week period.

Note: Superannuation is only paid on ordinary time earnings.

The taxation laws make a distinction between ordinary hours and overtime hours and superannuation is not payable on overtime if it can be ‘separately identified’ from ordinary hours.