Home and Community Support (Payment for Travel Between Clients) Settlement Act 2016

18 Minimum amount payable for exceptional travel on and from 1 March 2016


The minimum amount payable each day to an HCS employee is calculated as follows:

a = b × (c ÷ 60)



is the minimum amount payable


is the minimum hourly rate of wage prescribed under section 4 of the Minimum Wage Act 1983


is the deemed travel time in minutes for exceptional travel for the employee for that day.


In this section, deemed travel time means the time that it would take a person to travel to the client or clients visited by the employee (or from the client, if exceptional last client travel)—


taking the most efficient route; and


when travelling at the same time of day and on the same day of the week.