In order to claim overtime meal expenses you must satisfy the following:


  • you received a genuine overtime meal allowance from your employer that was paid under an industrial law, award or agreement
  • you purchased and consumed a meal during your overtime
  • you have included the amount of the meal allowance as income, and
  • if your claim was more than $30.60 per meal, you have written evidence, such as receipts, that shows the cost of the meals 
    (Please note: An amount for overtime meals that has been included as part of your normal salary and wages – for example, under a workplace agreement, is not an overtime meal allowance