Penalties, allowances and loadings
Additional payments made to you if you undertake certain tasks such as using your own tools or performing your work under adverse conditions. Types of allowances include disability allowances, height allowance, dirt or danger money, qualification and supervisory allowances.
An allowance paid to you if you work overtime to compensate for the cost of a meal. The allowance, and the conditions under which it must be paid, are set out in your award.
An allowance paid for working a shift. This money compensations you for working during non-standard (day time) hours (eg afternoon shift, night shift or early morning shift).
Any payments made to you, over and above your normal award rate, to compensate you for some particular aspect of your job (eg shift loading) or for some aspect of your employment (eg remote geographic location).
A higher rate of pay which compensates you for work done outside usual hours, such as late at night or on public holidays.
http://www.industrialrelations.nsw.gov.au [NSW IR homepage]
http://www.fairwork.gov.au [Fair Work homepage]