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    Last updated: 3 December 2016
     
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    When in doubt, contact your local Union Office for clarification of rates and allowances.

    Please note:

    (1) A principal musician is the ONLY player of a type of instrument in a band,
    or the lead player of a group of instruments.

    (2) These rates are the minimum and should be used as a guide for negotiation.

    (3) Last rates adjustment date: 1 July 2016


      Casual Live Work Rates Calculator  

    Hours

    Musician

    Accompanying

    Principal

    7.00-10.00

    $140.29

    $147.68

    $164.78

    7.00-10.15

    $157.82

    $166.13

    $185.37

    7.00-10.30

    $175.36

    $184.59

    $205.97

    7.00-10.45

    $192.90

    $203.05

    $226.57

    7.00-11.00

    $210.43

    $221.51

    $247.16

    7.00-11.15

    $227.97

    $239.97

    $267.76

    7.00-11.30

    $245.50

    $258.43

    $288.36

    7.00-11.45

    $263.04

    $276.89

    $308.95

    7.00-12.00

    $280.58

    $295.35

    $329.55

    8.00-11.00

    $140.29

    $147.68

    $164.78

    8.00-11.15

    $157.82

    $166.13

    $185.37

    8.00-11.30

    $175.36

    $184.59

    $205.97

    8.00-11.45

    $192.90

    $203.05

    $226.57

    8.00-12.00

    $210.43

    $221.51

    $247.16

    8.00-12.15

    $233.81

    $246.13

    $274.63

    8.00-12.30

    $257.19

    $270.74

    $302.09

    8.00-12.45

    $280.58

    $295.35

    $329.55

    8.00-1.00

    $303.96

    $319.96

    $357.01

    9.00-12.00

    $140.29

    $147.68

    $164.78

    9.00-12.15

    $163.67

    $172.29

    $192.24

    9.00-12.30

    $187.05

    $196.90

    $219.70

    9.00-12.45

    $210.43

    $221.51

    $247.16

    9.00-1.00

    $233.81

    $246.13

    $274.63

    9.00-1.15

    $257.19

    $270.74

    $302.09

    9.00-1.30

    $280.58

    $295.35

    $329.55

    9.00-1.45

    $303.96

    $319.96

    $357.01

    9.00-2.00

    $327.34

    $344.58

    $384.48



      Call Rates  

    Weekly

    Hour

    Minimum
    3-Hour Call

    Casual

    Hour

    Minimum
    3-Hour Call

    Non-Accompanying

    $37.41

    $112.23

    Non-Accompanying

    $46.76

    $140.29

    Accompanying

    $39.38

    $118.14

    Accompanying

    $49.23

    $147.68

    Principal

    $43.94

    $131.82

    Principal

    $54.93

    $164.78

    Leader

    $54.01

    $162.03

    Leader

    $67.51

    $202.54

    Leader - less than 3 musicians

    $47.67

    $143.01

    Leader - less than 3 musicians

    $59.59

    $178.76


      Allowances & Overtime  

    Time & Half

    after 3 hours

     

    Double Time

    after Midnight, Sundays & Public Holidays


    Doubling (own instrument)

    $16.27

     

    Solo in Orchestra

    $5.48

    Setting up allowance (per call)

    $9.35

     

    Solo Instrumentalist

    17.5% extra

    Meal allowance (per call)

    $13.08

     

    Mileage: (per Km per vehicle)

    $0.78

    Supplying Own Percussion (per week)

    $10.33

     

    Airport Travel Re-imbursement (each way)

    $39.51


    Instrument Upkeep Allowance

    Casual (per Call)

    $1.62

     

    Weekly

    $12.93

    Harp Allowance

    Casual (per Call)

    $4.27

     

    Weekly

    $28.65

    Supplying own Music

    per Call

    $3.13

     

    Weekly

    $10.18


    Touring Allowances
    Meals per Day $ 54.93   Weekly $ 274.58
    Incidentals per Day $ 15.13   Weekly $ 75.77

    Supply of PA system

    Re-imbursement of actual costs (of providing the PA System)

    Accomodation Allowance (where applicable)

    Please contact your local Union branch



      Musicians' Employment in TV Broadcasting  

    Minimum 3 Hour Call Musician Principal Leader Doubling
    Performance $ 107.91 $ 134.89 $ 143.84 $ 26.98
    Rehearsal $ 81.63 $ 102.04 $ 108.81 $ 20.41


      Musicians' Employment in Records for Sale to the Public  

    Minimum 3 Hour Call Musician Principal Leader Doubling
       $ 116.20 $ 145.25 $ 154.89 $ 29.05


      Musicians' Employment in Feature Films, Telemovies, Mini-Series & Documentaries  

    Minimum 3 Hour Call Musician Principal Leader Doubling
       $ 158.23 $ 197.79 $ 210.92 $ 39.56


     

    For more information and clarification on the latest rates,
    please contact your local branch office



     
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